Evergreen Lodge Centennial Celebrations
Prohibition was in full swing, which set the stage for Speakeasy culture, bad booze and creative cocktails. The President at the time was a waffle fanatic. Out-of-work bartenders and celebrities like Ernest Hemingway were fleeing to Cuba for fun. Dancing the Charleston decked out in Flapper regalia was all the rage.
Funny to think that amidst all the chaos Evergreen Lodge was born, in large part to serve workers building the O’Shaughnessy Dam in Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy valley.
It was a glorious weekend in May, filled with delicious BBQ’s and delightful Old Time Jazz Band music live in the Main Plaza. The fun continues all year long with Scavenger Hunts, Glassblowing, insider secrets on our Historic Property Tour, crafts galore and so much more. You can relive the moment any time with this video:
Do you think you have what it takes to tackle all 100? Maybe that’s too much to ask, but that’s OK. The good news is that we’ve put together a list of 100 staff and guest favorites of things old and new to help you enjoy exploring the area. Dive into our 100 Ways to Celebrate Our 100th list, and let us know what your favorites are!
In honor of the Centennial, we’re publishing Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday editions of the Evergreen Centennial Gazette. If you’re not able to join us this Spring, don’t fret, the entire Spring edition of the Gazette is available online here so you can still feel like you’re part of the celebration. It’s chock full of fun looks at the past, comical trivia, and Roaring 20’s food and drinks to make you say, “hmmm.”
Congratulations to the winners of our Centennial photo contest, Celebrating a Century of Adventure!
Justin Doronio had the most votes with this precious multi-generational snapshot. He’s the baby boy sitting atop his father’s shoulder in the upper right of the photo. We look forward to welcoming Justin and family back to the lodge for our Centennial Celebration Weekend.
Austin Stevenot and Leslie Foster came in close as our two Runner’s Up with their lovely scenic picks, and each won a free night at the lodge.
We sincerely LOVED strolling down memory lane with everyone who participated. In addition to sharing the images and stories here on this page, we’ll be displaying these gems at the lodge throughout the year.
You can find more details about our history here.
Be sure to bookmark this page as your Centennial party place.
We’ll have updates throughout the year on Centennial activities, so stay tuned!