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Railroad Museum to Debut Creative Exhibit Titled “Sculpture With a RE-Purpose” on December 19

Railroad Museum to Debut Creative Exhibit Titled “Sculpture With a RE-Purpose” on December 19

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut a visually-exciting new exhibit titled “Sculpture With a RE-Purpose: The Found Art of Ray Carrington” on December 19, 2014.  This is a “part two” follow-up exhibit to one that was first introduced at the Railroad Museum in 2013, displaying other creative works by the talented Fairfield artist.  

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is Now Hiring for Underground Tour Guides

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is Now Hiring for Underground Tour Guides

Looking for an interactive, engaging and fun part-time job in 2015? The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) is currently accepting applications for paid tour guide positions for its popular Old Sacramento Underground tour program that will resume on April 4, 2015.    

HOSF is looking to fill a minimum of four paid tour guide positions to staff the coveted Old Sacramento Underground tour program, which will start its sixth consecutive season in 2015.  The underground tour program takes visitors into the city’s underground and hollow sidewalk areas created when the streets were raised in the 1860s and 1870s due to devastating floods.  

Sutter's Fort "Hands On History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas" on 12/13!

Sutter's Fort "Hands On History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas" on 12/13!

To help get Fort visitors in a festive holiday spirit, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas” event on Saturday, December 13. 

In John Sutter’s day, people from around the world passed through the gates of Sutter’s Fort, each with their own customs and traditions for the holiday season.  On this special day in December, friends and families are encouraged to visit the Fort to step back in time to holidays past and enjoy docents in period attire as they interpret and demonstrate a variety of early holiday traditions and cultural activities similar to what early emigrants did in the 1840s.  Entertaining vignettes will be set up that showcase a few of the diverse holiday scenes that will include food, music, decorations and other holiday traditions. 

University of the Pacific gears up for Black History Month celebration

University of the Pacific gears up for Black History Month celebration

University of the Pacific’s annual Black History Month celebration includes activities that honor the history and heritage of African-Americans and the African Diaspora. Throughout the month of February, students, faculty and staff put on numerous events, including a keynote speaker, gospel concert, poetry reading, roundtable discussions and various guest lecturers.

Activists Dr. Melba Beals and Dr. Angela Davis, gospel legends The Clark Sisters, and nationally recognized poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips will be featured as University of the Pacific celebrates Black History Month in February. The theme for this year’s celebration is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” 

Sacramento Area Museums Get Into the Holiday Spirit in December!

Sacramento Area Museums Get Into the  Holiday Spirit in December!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In December, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring a number of holiday-related events and activities, a few of which include the following:

Gingerbread Holiday at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum -- 12/5 thru 12/21

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Season with Holiday Festivities

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Season with Holiday Festivities

Spread some cheer this Dec. during Calistoga’s Holiday Village. From Dec. 6-7, 2014 Calistoga will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with fun activities to be enjoyed with friends and family during this wonderful time of year. 

Calistoga welcomes visitors with a cheerful atmosphere and shops aglow with a fully decorated celebration of family and friends in the Holiday Village. Visitors can shop for the perfect holiday gift while enjoying holiday refreshments and the heart-warming song of Christmas Carolers. The weekend will feature a variety of activities for the entire family.

The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with the "Macy's Theatre of Lights”!

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and FREE "Macy's Theatre of Lights" performances return on Wednesday evening, November 26, following an official tree lighting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. The 2014 "Macy's Theatre of Lights" is proudly sponsored by Bank of America and presented by the Old Sacramento Business Association (OSBA) in cooperation with Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF), the City of Sacramento Department of Convention and Cultural Services, and Old Sacramento merchants and small business owners.