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First Underground “Adults Only” Evening Tours for the Season Start this Thursday!

First Underground “Adults Only” Evening Tours for the Season Start this Thursday!

Back by popular demand, the Sacramento Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is proud to now offer ongoing “adults only” Old Sacramento Underground Tours starting on Thursday evening, April 11, at 6 p.m.  

Entertaining and knowledgeable guides will lead tour guests on one-and-a-half-hour evening walking tours that explore some of the dark secrets and racy tales lurking in Old Sacramento’s underground history. Hidden beneath the city for nearly 150 years, Old Sacramento’s historic underground always offers a unique tour experience that unearths the legends that lie below historic buildings and sidewalks.  Tour guests explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways while tour guides recount the tales of the devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to California’s only successful street-raising project.  

New for 2013, the “adults only” tours will delve into tales of personal hygiene, health and living standards of the times.

Fiddling Around at Sutter's Fort

Sacramento -- Sutter's Fort in Midtown is a family affair where fiddling around is an art. Visit www.suttersfort.org and/or www.sacmuseums.org for information about wonderful events at neighborhood parks, museums and historical sites around Sacramento.

Railroad Museum Resumes Weekend Excursion Train Rides in Old Sac on April 6!

Railroad Museum Resumes Weekend Excursion Train Rides in Old Sac on April 6!

All aboard the California State Railroad Museum’s excursion railroad, the Sacramento Southern Railroad!  The 2013 operating season officially opens the weekend of April 6-7, with rides continuing every Saturday and Sunday through September 2013.   This year marks the 30th consecutive year that the California State Railroad Museum has offered these popular excursion train rides.   Since 1984, well over one million guests have been carried aboard the Sacramento Southern Railroad, served by all-volunteer crews fully trained and certified under Federal Railroad Administration regulations.

Excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (located on Front Street between J and K Streets). Departures are on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wolfpack Performing Arts presents: The Sound of Music

Wolfpack Performing Arts presents: The Sound of Music

The Cosumnes Oaks High School Wolfpack Performing Arts will be persenting The Sound of Music on April 11 and 18 at 6 p.m., April 12 and 19 at 7 p.m. and April 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the schools Perfoming Arts Center, 8350 Lotz Parkway in Elk Grove.

Tickets are $10 general and $8 for senior citizens, children under 10 and ASB.

For ticket sales and information visit soundofmusic.brownpapertickets.com, email cmchun@egusd.net or call 916-683-7670.

Center for Sacramento History Presents “Inside the Vault Textile Tours: Hats & Headwear"

Center for Sacramento History Presents “Inside the Vault Textile Tours: Hats & Headwear"

For the first time on public display, the Center for Sacramento History will showcase nearly 75 historic hats and pieces of headwear dating from the 1860s to the 1970s as part of an upcoming “Inside the Vault Textile Tours: Hats and Headwear” four-day event scheduled for Thursday, April 18, through Sunday, April 21, 2013.  Led by expert guides who will provide information and interpretation, three public tours will be available each day.  Then on Sunday at 3 p.m., Dr. Susan Kaiser, Professor of Women and Gender Studies at U.C. Davis, will deliver a special presentation about the history of fashion as well as sign copies of her new book titled “Fashion and Cultural Studies.”  Dr.