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Sacramento History Museum Presents "History Happy Hour" this Thursday!

Sacramento History Museum Presents "History Happy Hour" this Thursday!

Let history make you happy! 

As part of the “Thursday Night at the Museums” extended summer hours program, the Sacramento History Museum is offering its first-ever “History Happy Hour” on Thursday evening, June 26!  Interested Museum guests will enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks and light snacks in a pub-like setting while participating in a history-related trivia game that will include fun prizes for the winners.  Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the History Museum and view the exhibits and artifacts on display. 

“History Happy Hour” is a special activity being offered as part of the “Thursday Night at the Museums” program presented by the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum (both museums be open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays until Labor Day weekend this summer*).

Menagerie Pop-Up Art Show

Menagerie Pop-Up Art Show

By Brianna Nathan

Do you remember the last time you went to an art show that incorporated musical acts, visual arts, and interpretive dance? That’s exactly what I saw last week, at Menagerie.’s pop-up art show at District 30. The space was transformed by the 20-plus participating artists, who each presented a unique point of view.

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Railroad Museum to Debut Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition “Journey Stories” on 6/21!

Railroad Museum to Debut Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition “Journey Stories” on 6/21!

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to be the first institution in California to debut a Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled “Journey Stories” on June 21, 2014.  With the use of compelling photographs, visual display panels, narrative text and more, the “Journey Stories” exhibition highlights how transportation and migration helped build the United States, how it has changed us as a nation, and how our mobile world looked to travelers along the way. The exhibition also demonstrates our collective personal heritage and how everyone has an interesting story to tell.   

Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival Moves To Delta Loop

Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival Moves To Delta Loop

      The Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival has moved to a new location for the 2014 event. Still in Isleton, technically, but not in the city limits anymore. They have moved to the Delta Loop which is just a few minutes away. The event location is at the B&W Resort Marina and Boat storage. The Isleton Chamber of Commerce resurrected the festival in 2011 after the "Isleton Crawdad Festival" was disbanded along with the old Chamber that promoted it for years.  

The business owners and residents of the delta loop have welcomed the festival with open arms and the "entire atmosphere and positive attitude is making a world of difference" said Jean Yakatobi, event foreperson.  With the marinas and docking availability the Loop is opening a whole new avenue for boaters and yachts to come from the bay area which will enhance the "family friendly"  direction the Chamber has achieved.

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World

As part of a special exhibition officially debuting on Thursday, June 5, 2014, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s 2013 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program.  Nearly 100 photographers from all over the world submitted entries for this 11th annual competition, which resulted in a diverse and visually compelling collection of rail-related photographs.

Sacramento Museums Celebrate Summer With Special Evening Events & Activities in June!

Sacramento Museums Celebrate Summer With Special Evening Events & Activities in June!

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 June, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are showcasing special evening events, a few of which include the following:

Thursday Night at the Museums at the Railroad Museum & History Museum -- through August 28