The first time I went to the Tallac Historic Site was to model in a fashion show in 2019. Not for the Gatsby Tea fashion show; this one was an informative comparison of how fashion changed from the 1890’s to the 1920’s. My family was recruited by Mary Gibson, the head costumer, as models to wear the outfits in the presentation. It was fun and so cool to see the parts of the Pope House the public doesn't normally get to see. We were invited back the next year and my sister and I were “floozies” and wore glitzy flapper [...]
At Tallac Historic Site, a unique National Forest area sandwiched between the Taylor Creek Visitor Center and Camp Richardson, is where you will find evidence of the Washoe People adjacent to the Tallac Museum as well as within the museum.
Pope-Baldwin Recreation Area Looking for things to do in South Lake Tahoe? This recreation area is a great location for family adventures, memory making, hiking, camping, beaches, horseback riding, history and a little lake culture. Here are suggestions on what to see and do. Tallac Historic Site Pope Estate Baldwin Estate Heller Estate - Valhalla The properties are on the National Registry of Historic Places and located on Forest Service public lands.Tallac Historic Site consists of three estates formerly owned by elite San Francisco families. An important part of California history, these1920s historic estates, as well as the site of [...]
When Jon and I were deciding what to do when we retired our number one priority was to travel and experience new things. But traveling around didn't fulfill our needs completely so we considered volunteering as camp hosts a couple months a year and created a list in our minds of what was necessary for us to enjoy our time and still give back to a non-profit entity. The coastline is where we have spent most of our adult lives and settling down on a place to volunteer needed to be a place that was near water. We also wanted [...]
Posted on June 15, 2019 Author Jude Markward, Director of Operations Tahoe Heritage Foundation - Tallac Historic Site Stories and information provided in this blog are genuinely and authentically my own and based on personal knowledge and experiences. As far as lakes go Tahoe is big. 14 miles wide, 22 miles long and 1645’ deep. South Lake Tahoe borders Nevada and California state lines. Casinos, golf courses and a meca of year-round outdoor activities and adventure come together at 6,290 - 10,080 feet above sea level, the location of Mt. Tallac, Desolation Wilderness and Heavenly Ski Area. Currently, It feels [...]
Many of our vendors offer customized items. Your True Nature makes bookmarks with sayings about life; they made a Mt. Tallac one for us; stand tall and proud, rise above it all, get to the point… Maple Landmark made a custom logging truck in honor of the Pope family logging business.
Each year since the mid-1990s the Tahoe Heritage Foundation has commissioned a poster for the Gatsby Festival.
Famed mural artist Larry Eifert created a panorama of the flora and fauna of the Taylor Creek marsh and meadow with Mt. Tallac in the background.
Over the years the staff at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center created a notebook of local wildflowers that is used to answer visitor questions. Visitors regularly asked for copies of pages…or of the whole document.
In 1933 the original Lucky Bladwin book by C.B. Glasscock was published. For many years it was republished by Nevada Publications with a forward by Hubbard and was one of the best sellers at the Tallac Historic Site. Several years ago that reprint was discontinued.