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Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad

Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad

As an expansion of the well-established weekday train ride program for local school groups, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are once again offering excursion train rides to the general public on 14 pre-determined Tuesdays in Spring 2015.  Tuesday Train Rides are available on the following dates:  February 3, 10, 17 & 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; April 7, 14, 21 & 28 and May 5.  Two train ride times will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.

Bank of America & Sacramento Covered Present the 17th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” on 2/7!

Bank of America & Sacramento Covered Present the 17th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” on 2/7!

With nearly 25 museums and local destinations participating, the 2015 Sacramento Museum Day is proudly presented by Bank of America and Sacramento Covered. To the delight of the greater Sacramento area community, the participating local museums will offer free or half-priced admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015, during the 17th annual event.  Most of the nearly 25 museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas -- the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town -- will offer half-priced admission to offset traffic control and security costs.  

Sacramento Guitar Society's Holiday Concert

Sacramento Guitar Society's Holiday Concert
Sacramento Guitar Society's Holiday Concert
12-21-2014 - 12-21-2014
Sacramento Guitar Society
http://www.sacramentoguitarsociety.org/Calendar.html
Admission: Free *Donations are greatly appreciated and will help cover rent and insurance
 
(916) 294-0400
daniel@danielguitar.com
 
Start Time(s): Sun 3pm-5pm
The Sacramento Guitar Society's Orchestra (SGSO) Holiday Concert, 
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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.”