Fremont map part of new exhibit

Gatekeeper’s Museum

Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City announces a new exhibit “Discovering Lake Tahoe Historical Maps 1849-1942” running from June 1 to Sept. 15. Learn about the European-American discovery of Lake Tahoe and how the basin was originally mapped. Explore what these historical maps reveal about the political, economic and cultural climate in Lake Tahoe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The original maps and a first-edition copy of John C. Fremont’s 1842, 1843 and 1844 expedition are on display.

The public can draw maps of Lake Tahoe using cartography equipment and various methods. Magnifying glasses will be supplied to view the maps in close range. |