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Sacramento History Museum to Debut “Trouble In River City” Exhibit

Sacramento History Museum to Debut “Trouble In River City” Exhibit

The Sacramento History Museum is set to debut a new exhibit on Friday, June 28, 2013, titled “Trouble in River City” that chronicles a long-running criminal trial that took place in Sacramento and captivated the nation during the Great Depression. Showcased by fascinating trial transcripts, documents, video, photographs, and interactive elements, the exhibit will investigate the nearly four-month trial that included such sensational elements as faked kidnappings, beatings and media leaks.

Using artifacts, images, and documents from the Center for Sacramento History’s impressive collection, the new exhibit will highlight the intriguing trial that took place in 1935 when 18 farm labor organizers were tried for Criminal Syndicalism – the attempt to overthrow the government by violent means.

Lively, Fun & Free, “Time Travel Weekends” Street Theater Resumes in Old Sacramento on June 29

Lively, Fun & Free, “Time Travel Weekends” Street Theater Resumes in Old Sacramento on June 29

For the fourth consecutive summer, the fun and free “Time Travel Weekends” historical street theater program will resume in Old Sacramento on Saturday, June 29, and continue on Saturdays and Sundays through August 25, 2013.  To the delight of guests near and far, the lively program takes Old Sacramento visitors on a trip to the 1800's with hilarious street theater, exciting parades, interactive craft activities for children and knee-slapping shows in the Eagle Theatre.  Offered on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the continuing program is designed to bring a lively and theatrical flair to the streets of Old Sacramento, reflecting the exciting atmosphere and character of the early gold mining period. 

Bruce Dixon Does "Amanda"

Sacramento -- Bruce Dixon sings his acoustic arrangement of Boston's immortal love song, "Amanda." Buce is opening for Lightning Boy Kory Gibbs -- the astonishing 13-year-old lead guitarist from Amador County -- for a one-night performance with the Thundering Blues Band at Sutter Creek Theater on Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m.

Advance tickets are $8 at www.suttercreektheater.com and $10 at the door. FREE for kids up to 10 years old. Seating is limited.

Sheldon High School Animation wins National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award

Sheldon High School Animation wins National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award

Sheldon High School’s K9 Studios has been selected as a recipient of the 2012-2013 Regional Student Television Award for Merit in the Music Video category by the Board of Governors of the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Entries for the Regional Student Television Awards were submitted by high schools with media programs from Northern California, Reno, Nevada and Hawaii for work completed during the 2012-2013 school year.

Sacramento Museums Drive Summer Excitement With Outdoor Events & Activities!

Sacramento Museums Drive Summer Excitement With Outdoor Events & Activities!

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, a number of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are celebrating the summer with special outdoor events and activities, a sampling of which follows:

Roseville Greener Gardens Tour & DIY Expo with the Roseville Utility Exploration Center - June 2
Visit 10 local homes that showcase water-efficient gardens from Roseville’s popular Cash for Grass program. Attend the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Expo to talk with River-Friendly Landscaping Green Gardener professionals, University of California Master Gardeners and other industry experts.

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Summer Volunteers!

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Summer 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 in summer 2013 to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush.  The volunteer orientation will begin on Monday, June 17, but interested volunteers must apply and be interviewed in advance. Volunteer applications are being accepted now through Friday, June 7.  Community members are encouraged to get involved in this worthwhile program that offers an opportunity to support the local community while learning more about California’s rich history, meeting new people and developing friendships with those who share similar interests.