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Members are Essential!

Membership guarantees year round access to the most interesting stories of Lake Tahoe's past, present and future. From tours to lectures to classes to revolving exhibits, there's truly something for everyone! Members provide critical support needed to continue the preservation of the artifacts and stories told throughout the exhibits and programs. Join us today! 

All members receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited admission to North Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museums for 1 year

  • Member E-News subscription

  • Invitations to members-only events, exhibit previews & our annual "Gathering" event

  • Member savings on classes and special programs

  • 10% discount on gift shop and/or photo archive orders

  • Gold Circle

    Every year
    • All Silver Circle Member Benefits
    • Behind the scenes collections tour
    • Exclusive invitations to private museum events
    • Website & E-newsletter recognition
  • Silver Circle

    Every year
    • Member Benefits for 3 people + children
    • 5, one-time guest passes
  • Benefactor

    Every year
    • Member Benefits for 2 people + children
    • 4, one-time guest passes
  • Friend

    Every year
    • Member Benefits for one additional person
    • 2, one-time guest passes
  • Individual

    Every year
    • Member Benefits for one person
    • 1, one-time guest pass

Plans auto-renew unless canceled


When you volunteer at the Gatekeeper’s Museum, you’re contributing to the North Late Tahoe community and helping to preserve history. Each event and program hold unique opportunities for volunteers who can share their time, talents, and knowledge. Volunteers have plenty of fun as they help our visitors enjoy a great experience at this special place. 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Administrative Support

Administrative volunteers provide valuable office and clerical support. Duties include filing, word processing, mailings, distribution of printed materials, research and data input.

  • Customer Service

Customer service volunteers interested in staffing the Museum Store or the admissions desk serve as the primary contact between the Museum and the general public. A friendly welcoming attitude is required. Duties include greeting and assisting guests, coat/bag check and selling gift items, tickets and tuition. 

  • Docents

Docents host guided tours and workshops about the exhibitions and collections. Tours are given daily during the summer months to a large range of groups who vary in age and interest. Specialized training is provided for docent participants. 

  • Exhibition & Curatorial Support

Volunteers assisting with exhibition installation become part of a team responsible for prepping, painting, labeling, and cleaning. Artifact handling training is required and provided by museum staff. Curatorial support includes assistance with data entry, research, filing and special projects.

  • Hospitality & Event Support

Hospitality volunteers assist with the staffing of numerous Museum events. Volunteer duties include set up and tear down, and greeting and directing guests.


  • Research Library & Archive Support

Research Library volunteers help staff with various projects. Duties include researching archives, books and artifacts for special projects. 

Contact Susan Winter, Museum Director, to learn more.





The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization reliant upon the generosity of the community to provide quality exhibits and programming through your membership, donations, and sponsorship. Donations of all types help to keep us going. 

Many Ways to Donate

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