Sierra Speaker Series: The 70th Anniversary of the 1960s Winter Olympics
Award-winning Tahoe local, David Antonucci, will inform the audience through numerous illustrations about the VIII Olympic Winter Games that took place in February 19-27, 1960. Six hundred and sixty-five athletes from 30 different countries, in a world locked in an epic Cold War, gathered compete in five recognized Olympic winter sports, sharing the spirit and ideals of the Olympic movement. Considered the first of the modern-day winter Olympic games, the interactive talk will feature rare stories and photos. “One of the fascinating things you will learn is the extensive pageantry and artistic expression of the opening and closing ceremonies produced by the legendary Walt Disney!” says David Antonucci.
Doors open at 5pm with the program beginning at 5:30pm. There is a suggested $5 donation to attend and the State Park parking fee is waived for the evening. Refreshments available and book signing will occur after the presentation. Seating is limited. Come early to visit the exhibits and peruse the fabulous park store.