Veterans Memorial Building

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FACILITIES: Auditorium with stage, Indoor Basketball Court, Kitchen, Classrooms/ Meeting Rooms, Restrooms with showers, and Dorm Rooms.

Download the Veterans Memorial Building Brochure HERE.

 

History

The Truckee Veterans Memorial Building (TVMB) was built in 1939 on the site of the C.F. McGlashan Mansion (1901-1934) surrounded by the remaining stone retaining wall. The TVMB was dedicated on May 25, 1941 to the Veterans of Truckee from World War I.  It was built through the efforts of American Legion Truckee Chapter 439 (1931-2002 & recertifying 2017).  It has stood as an iconic beacon above Truckee since that time.  It has been used as a school house, community center, veterans’ meeting place, personal/family social events, shooting range for law enforcement agencies and an emergency/disaster staging and training area.

The TVMB Architect was George C. Sellon (1881-1954), a well-known and highly respected Architect from that time period.  He was also California’s first state architect. The TVMB is a valued public recognition of our veterans. It is an integral part of Truckee’s history and part of Truckee’s historical downtown walking tour in combination with the Rocking Stone Tower located at the same location.

 

Friends of the TVMB

“Friends” was formed in 2013 as a committee of the Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District. MISSION of “Friends”: To support the TDRPD in enhancing, improving, and broadening community and military use of this historic structure and site in order that it continues to be a visible, sustainable and pre-eminent historical site for the Truckee Community.

Contact Rolf Godon for more information at 530-587-2557

 

Gymnasium/Auditorium

The gym upstairs is a great place for many activities and sports. Our current programs include, basketball, ping pong, indoor soccer, & yoga. It is also available for events such as: parties, receptions, dances, meetings, workshops and presentations. There is a stage at the far end of the gym.

 

Downstairs

A unique and very useful area which includes a full kitchen, dining area, bathrooms, showers and meeting rooms (can be used for dorm rooms) of various sizes. It may be rented by small & large groups for overnight stays. Other uses include: arts/crafts workshops/classes/exhibits, meetings, education/recreational events.

 

Outdoor Area

A very pleasant lawn and landscaped area with gorgeous views of historic downtown Truckee and eastward. The Rocking Stone; a natural wonder and work area for ancient peoples; as well as the Veterans Building are directly adjeacent and available to support outdoor events. The outdoor area makes for a grand stage for events such as weddings and other ceremonies, picnic gatherings and photo shoots.

 

Veterans Presence

American Legion Post 439

    meets the second Tues. of each month at 6:00pm.

Veterans Help Line - 530-559-1155

Special commemorative events on Memorial and Veterans Days

Veterans Memorial Museum installed in the foyer of TVMB

Contact Dennis Cook for more information at 530-559-1155