Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society


Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society is the non-profit organization that operates Thunderbird Lake Tahoe for charitable purposes. Thunderbird Lake Tahoe is comprised of the George Whittell Estate National Historic District (Thunderbird Lodge Historic Site), the Thunderbird Yacht, the Donald W. Reynolds Lake Tahoe History and Culture Program, and a collection of Lake Tahoe artifacts, documents, photographs, films, and ephemera entrusted to the Society’s museum archives.

Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society is a Nevada non-profit corporation having tax exempt status as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code. Our IRS tax id number is 88-0434866.

The mission of Thunderbird Lake Tahoe is to:

1) Preserve and protect Thunderbird Lodge and its artifacts and museum collections as a historic site of national significance.

2) Promote public appreciation and education regarding the historical, maritime, architectural, and cultural resources of Thunderbird Lodge and the Lake Tahoe region through public tours, conferences, and forums.

3) Support and participate in programs committed to the scientific study, conservation, and preservation of the fragile Lake Tahoe area environment.

Join or renew your membership in the Thunderbird Preservation Club today to support the charitable mission of Thunderbird Lake Tahoe.