Mission Statement
The mission of the Tahoe Heritage Foundation is to preserve and protect the cultural heritage and natural history resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin through restoration, interpretation, and education.


Tahoe Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and is governed by a volunteer
Board of Directors. Tax ID # is 68-0377001. A paid staff of 1 full-time individual and a local volunteer base of 1-10.

Tallac Historic Site

A summer seasonal historical property co-managed and operated by Tahoe Heritage Foundation and U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. A paid staff of 1-3 individuals (2 on a part–time basis) manages a dedicated volunteer base that consists of 90-120 members of the community and a RV Volunteer Program (out of town/state) who are responsible for a wide range of daily activities May to September including gardening, interpretation, programming, costuming, membership, building, antique vehicle and grounds maintenance and repairs, preservation, restoration, special events, visitor information, and retail.


Board of Directors

Joe Tillson,
Marilyn Long, Past Vice-President, History & Interpretation Chair, Administration Chair (Retired November 1, 2018)
Susan Fredericks, Acting Secretary and Finance Chair 
Diana Madson, Fundraising Chair
Nancy Schaefer, Treasurer


Jude Markward, Director of Operations


Marketing and PR
History and Interpretation

Interested in becoming a board member, committee chair or member, staff or intern? Send us an email at info@tahoeheritage.org