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Old City Cemetery Tour - "Curtain Up!"

Old City Cemetery Tour - "Curtain Up!"

Join us for a tour on June 7th 2014 focusing on Sacramento's rich theatrical history. From 1849 to the 1920’s, Sacramento was California’s “Theatre Town”. It was second to none in California.  Let us entertain you as we share the comedic, dramatic and tragic stories of cemetery residents who were part of Sacramento’s theatre scene. 

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit During Sacramento Music Festival!

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit During Sacramento Music Festival!

Coinciding with the 41st Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and aboard popular weekend excursion train rides.  In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission to the Railroad Museum given it is an official musical venue for the special event.

Inside the Museum, visitors will be treated to entertaining jazz musicians in the Roundhouse throughout the holiday weekend.  And, guests who choose to take a lovely six-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion train ride along the levees of the Sacramento River will also be entertained on board by talented banjo performers from the Sacramento Banjo Band.

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to present a special “Hands on History: Sutter’s Fort in 1846 - A Community of Many Faces” event on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sacramento Music Festival FREE "Kickoff Soiree" at the Starlite Lounge Thursday, 5/22!

Sacramento Music Festival FREE "Kickoff Soiree" at the Starlite Lounge Thursday, 5/22!

Great news -- a special Sacramento Music Festival "Kickoff Soiree" is set for Thursday evening, May 22 at Midtown's new Starlite Lounge located at P streets (1517 21st Street, Sacramento, California 95811).

The 2014 Sacramento Music Festival and Jubilee runs Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26.A FREE after-work event, the party will start at 5:30 pm and run til 10 pm. Live music will be shack-shaking county blues from Oakland's HowellDevine rompin' bebop swing with The Afterlife from Sacramento.

Sexy shack-shackin’ music—that's Howell Devine, the massively talented NorCal trio, who became the first blues band the legendary Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records (Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years.

Benefit for My Sister's House emergency shelter features dad and daughter duo

Benefit for My Sister's House emergency shelter features dad and daughter duo

VIDEO OF KOICHI AND ELLIE REHEARSING

When minister’s assistant Koichi Mizushima and his 9-year-old daughter Ellie take the stage at the Crest Theatre, their duet will be a song of love and a message of hope for women and children in crisis.

Mizushima, former owner of Kamon Restaurant, is with the ministerial staff at the Sacramento Buddhist Church. He and his daughter are among the featured performers at a gala for My Sister’s House, “Change...A New Beginning,” on Monday, May 19, at the historic downtown Sacramento theater.

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy working with visitors, children and school groups? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush.  For those interested but want to find out more information, a special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento State Historic Park.  Volunteer applications are being accepted now through June 13, 2014.  After an evaluation and interview process, volunteer training will begin on June 23, 2014.

Sutter's Fort Calls Out for Volunteers!

Sutter's Fort Calls Out for Volunteers!

If you are passionate about California’s fascinating history and would enjoy sharing and demonstrating the compelling stories from the mid-1800s, consider becoming a volunteer at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park!  

Applications are now being accepted for volunteer positions this summer and comprehensive training is provided. A background in California history is not required and a variety of positions are currently available.   For instance, you might choose to serve as a docent -- dressed in period attire of course -- to present the events and times of the John Sutter and his New Helvetia settlement.  Or, you might choose a role behind-the-scenes at the historic site.   Either way, you’re encouraged to get involved in this worthwhile volunteer effort.