Andrea Mead Lawrence: Honoring a Legend
Visitors to the Mammoth Ski Museum can experience the expanded exhibit Andrea Mead Lawrence: Honoring a Legend when the Museum reopens for the summer on July 1. In addition to photographs celebrating Andrea’s career, guests can view video interview footage courtesy of Sierra Wave, enjoy articles from The Sheet and Skiing Heritage, and read excerpts from Andrea’s autobiography A Practice of Mountains.
As “the best woman skier in the world from 1951 to 1954,” according to teammate George Macomber, Andrea competed in an impressive three consecutive Olympic Games. She earned international fame for a double-gold Olympic win in 1952 and graced the cover of Time magazine that year. The Mammoth Ski Museum celebrates this National Ski Hall-of-Famer who not only grabbed the nation’s attention as an athlete, but went on to make a difference in preserving the sacred mountain environment for future generations.
Andrea Mead Lawrence: Honoring a Legend joins 16 additional exhibits as part of the Eastern Sierra Cultural Heritage Alliance’s multi-venue project, Celebrating Women of Eastern California, which runs through September. For information on participating institutions and exhibits visit wwwESCHAinfo.org.
For information on the Mammoth Ski Museum or Andrea Mead Lawrence: Honoring a Legend visit www.MammothSkiMuseum.org or call 760.934.6592. The Mammoth Ski Museum is located at 100 College Parkway in Mammoth Lakes, just off Meridian Blvd. and across the street from the college.
Mammoth Ski Museum 2010 Summer Hours
July and August: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday