There is no doubt that Lake Tahoe has a long and rich history. From the Washoe tribes all the way up to the present day, this regions heritage is something that deserves to be preserved for generations to come. Valhalla Tahoe has played an important role in this preservation for over 30 years, by restoring and maintaining the Heller Estate at the Tallac Historic Site.
Beyond preservation of the various buildings on the Site, Valhalla Tahoe builds and grows community through its mission and services, along with its annual Art, Music and Theatre Festival. It cannot do so without the publics help. Valhalla needs the support of people like you because it is very much a labor of love. From the board to the Festivals many volunteers, everyone who participates does it because they recognize the historical and cultural importance of the Site and the programming and services provided by Valhalla Tahoe.
The stronger Valhalla gets, the greater the need for ongoing community support to ensure the future of the organization and to increase capacity for the mission.
Please join us in supporting historic restoration and preservation and arts programming at Valhalla Tahoe by becoming a member, a business sponsor or a volunteer.
Mission and Vision
Valhalla Tahoe was formed in 1979 (as the Tahoe Tallac Association) as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the goal of assisting the Forest Service in restoring the three estates on the Tallac Historic Site and developing the site as a historic center while sponsoring as well as producing the Valhalla Arts & Music Festival held annually on the Heller Estate of the Tallac Historic Site. The site is listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites.
Valhalla Tahoe and the U. S. Forest Service have enhanced and restored a significant heritage area in the Tahoe region. It has also enabled the public to learn about, as well as enjoy, many rich diverse cultural experiences. Valhalla Tahoe annually sponsors the Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival, which features events that reflect the art and music of many cultures and historic time frames while enriching the lives of those who attend.
The efforts of Valhalla Tahoe and the U. S. Forest Service have brought life back to this once popular lakeside area. To date, several buildings have been rehabilitated and restored, but a great deal of work remains to be done. Currently, cultural arts programs are housed in several structures on the site, bike paths wind through the site and concerts and art exhibits are held throughout the summer. All of this varied activity attracts over 100,000 visitors each summer. There are many important facets to our program that appeal to all ages ranging from art and photo exhibitions, arts education, art demonstrations, artists in residency, theatrical performances and a huge array of concerts that are designed to appeal to a diverse culture and range of interests, as well as raise funds for restoration projects on the site.