Category: Museums

Thunderbird Yacht Decommissioned for 2014 following engine failure, $250k repair needed

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Special to Tahoe Quarterly A plea from Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society Executive Director Bill Watson went out this morning after it was discovered the historic wooden Thunderbird Yacht’s engines were damaged, putting the vessel out of commission for the 2014 boating season. The yacht, which is housed at the eponymous East Shore estate and once […]

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Discovering the Discovery Museum

| October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Alison Bender New Reno children’s museum sparks young minds and imaginations   In one room, children power a “Biggest Little City” sign utilizing miniature solar panels and light. A few galleries over, kids pen cowboy poetry, while in yet another space, little artists paint a large glass window. This is Reno’s Terry Lee Wells […]

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Best way to catch a fish

| May 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rainbow, brown and Lahontan cutthroat trout, Kokanee salmon and speckled dace.  You can catch all the fish you wish at the stream profile chamber at South Shore’s  Taylor Creek Visitor Center. But leave the barbs and bait at home. The only angling  you’ll do at this underwater observation spot is to get a better view […]

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