Huell Howser of California Gold visits
LeConte Memorial Lodge
Huell Howser visits LeConte Memorial Lodge where he interviews Sierra Club LeConte
Lodge Curator Bonnie Gisel and
National Park Service spokesman Scott Gediman.
This video is provided courtesy of Huell Howser, from his acclaimed California
Gold television series.
Excerpted from California's
Gold #9007 - "Yosemite Buildings" first aired in August, 2007.
When most people think of Yosemite, they imagine towering peaks and cascading
waterfalls, but there is an amazing human history that is told through some
of the many buildings that dot the valley floor.
In this visit (filmed in July, 2006), Huell Howser discovers
two small buildings that are very historic and very beautiful. He visited the
Yosemite Valley Chapel (not shown here), and the LeConte Memorial Lodge, a
National Historic Landmark. In this video visit to LeConte Memorial Lodge,
Huell interviewed Sierra Club Curator Bonnie Gisel and National Park Service
spokesman Scott Gediman.
Huell exclaims, "This beautiful
stone structure is a real gem!"
Information and Donations
For more information, during the summer contact Sierra Club LeConte Memorial Lodge
Curator, P.O. Box 755, Yosemite, CA 95389, 1-209-372-4542.
During the winter, contact LeConte Lodge Committee Chair, Harold Wood, P.O. Box 3543,
Visalia, CA 93278; phone: (559) 697-3525; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us keep the Sierra Club's oldest public outreach and education program in Yosemite National Park. We need to continue the Sierra Club's legacy at the Heritage Center and the time has come to raise funds for the program and ensure its existence for future generations. To start, we need to raise $90,000 by October 1, 2016 to fully fund operations for fiscal year 2017. (See Fundraising Fact Sheet) (PDF)
Please make a tax deductible donation to preserve the Sierra Club home in Yosemite National Park!
- Make an
online donation using our secure web form; or
- Write a check payable to "Sierra
Club Foundation," marked "restricted for the LeConte Memorial Fund." Please
send to: The Sierra Club Foundation, 2101 Webster St., Suite 1250, Oakland, CA 94612.
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