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Fun at the Lake Exhibit Open at University

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University of Nevada, Reno history student putting together “The Tahoe Recreation Experience: Fun at the Lake” exhibit at the Shared History Lab. The exhibit will be on display for one year starting May 4.

People flock to Lake Tahoe year-round for sun, fun, and adventure, whether in the water or on the slopes. Now, locals and tourists alike can get a taste of the lake with “The Tahoe Recreation Experience: Fun at the Lake” exhibit opening at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The project was curated by students at the university and is part of the shared history program. The exhibit opened May 4 in room 109 of Mack Social Science and will be on display for one year, so there’s plenty of time to stop by and take a look at the history of Lake Tahoe.

“The exhibit should explain to the public that the lake is a great place to have fun but people also need to be aware about the environment to protect the land and the lake,” senior psychology student, Danny Nicolini, said.

Students collaborated with the Tahoe Maritime Museum to curate the exhibit and create the history of the lake.

The Shared History Program started at the University in 2013 as an initiative from the history department to combine public, oral and digital history. Past projects include “Memory of a Tragedy: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy,” “In Class In Uniform: Veterans Project,” and “Dick Trachok: Memories of a Life in Sports.”

Learn more about the Shared History program here.

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