Preserving Tahoe heritage through arts, music, and theatre.

Providing a home for art, music & theatre community

exterior view of the tahoe boathouse theatreValhalla 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. Valhalla Tahoe’s events provide funding restoration projects each year to ensure this architectural treasure on the National Registry of Historic Places is preserved.

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. Cultural arts programs are housed in several structures on the site and bike paths wind between interpretive signs. Concerts and art exhibits are held throughout the summer at the Heller Estate, while tours and other actives are offered at the Pope Estate and Baldwin Museum. All of this varied activity attracts over 100,000 visitors to the Tallac Historic Site each year.


To preserve our unique lakefront historic estate while providing community and visitors quality cultural experiences and inviting them to participate in sustaining the site for future generations.


Government funding for the arts is, unfortunately, being dramatically reduced, if not cut entirely.  The Board of Directors plans to diversify the funding strategy in the following ways:

  1. Grow Membership
  2. Seek additional Business Sponsorships
  3. Apply for historic preservation funding opportunities 
  4. Apply for local and federal grants
  5. Apply for private foundation funding

Audience Development

It has been said that the Tallac Site and our fantastic programs are one of the best-kept secrets at Lake Tahoe.  We need to change that by reaching out to our friends and neighbors — our local community — to ensure that everyone can experience what we already know is true.  There is fun to be had, friendships to be made and a wonderful cultural arts program to be experienced at the Tahoe Tallac Site.

Photo by Tony Contini

Going Green

Valhalla Tahoe is going green and you can help, too. We has an account at the South Tahoe Recycling Center. If you are interested in donating to Valhalla Tahoe and helping out the environment, this is a great way to do both.

Just take your recyclables to the South Tahoe Recycling Center, located at 2192 Ruth Ave. in South Lake Tahoe, and let them know that you want to put the donation under Valhalla Tahoe (account # DO102).

They accept plastic, aluminum, glass, paper, newspaper and also tin cans. For a full listing of what’s accepted and what’s not, please call 530.541.7526.