What is Living History Day?

SSPSP_50_RGBWelcome to Living History Day, an annual event organized by the Sierra State Park Foundation, where you are swept back in time for a fun, historical day. The 2015 event will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event is free to attend, though please note that there is a $10 parking fee.

Did you know that Sugar Pine Point become a California State Park fifty years ago? To celebrate, this year’s annual Living History Day will be a 50th Birthday Bash for the park with a day filled with free family friendly events ranging from live 60’s music to a children’s activity zone. The historic Hellman-Ehrman Estate will come alive from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a day to delight the entire family.

Go back in time to 1965 and experience Sugar Pine Point when it first became a California State park. Living history activities will include family lawn games, open house tours, children’s activity zone, a 60’s rock n’ roll band, a car and boat show, nature walks, an art exhibit, birthday cake, and an auction. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Visitors will want to bring beach chairs, swimwear, and towels to take advantage of the estate’s beach. A bathhouse is available for changing clothes. Those who would like to picnic on the vast lawn overlooking the lake can bring their own lunch or buy food from the concessions on site, including Big Blue Q and Cheri’s Ice Cream.

Please join us for a day of history, stories and fun activities as we depict life at Lake Tahoe fifty groovy years ago!

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