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Six Local Museums to Offer Free Admission to “Museum Day Live!” Ticket Holders on 9/28!

Six Local Museums to Offer Free Admission to “Museum Day Live!” Ticket Holders on 9/28!

Six Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian magazine “Museum Day Live!” nationwide effort by offering free admission to ticket holders all day on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Participating local museums include the following:  Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California State Military Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Maidu Museum & Historic Site and The California Museum.  While the list of participating museums is still growing for 2013, more than 1,500 museums across the country participated in 2012.  The mission of the annual effort is to provide an opportunity for consumers throughout the United States to enjoy and share in our dynamic heritage and cultural life for free.

“Museum Day Live!” tickets are available for download at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Historic Treasures on Public Display for 3rd Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on 10/5!

Historic Treasures on Public Display for 3rd Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on 10/5!

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 3rd annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is A Passion to Preserve, and crawl participants can expect to see a wide range of historic materials plus receive helpful advice and “how-to” information about caring for their own family archives.  Showcasing historic treasures from twenty-three Northern California institutions, special artifacts will be on public display for one-day-only at four host locations, including the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library.

For the first time, the annual Archives Crawl will include a free, all day Preservation Fair at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria.

14th Annual Sacramento Film & Music Festival

14th Annual Sacramento Film & Music Festival

The Sacramento Film & Music Festival is happening September 11th through the 15th.

The event includes a variety of local and international films. There’s also a fashion challenge.

Log on to www.SacFilm.com to get the full schedule of events.

Railroad Museum Offers "Trains & Tripods" Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar

Railroad Museum Offers "Trains & Tripods" Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar

Lights, Camera, Action!  Back by popular demand, the California State Railroad Museum is proud to host a unique “Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar" on Friday evening, September 20 & Saturday morning, September 21. 

The two-part program includes an optional seminar on existing light photography and a photographers-only photo session inside the visually-enticing museum before it opens to the public for the day.   Amateur photographers of all skill levels can choose to attend one or both of the activities. Conducted by former Sacramento Bee photographer and Canon USA consultant Dave Henry, the fast-paced and information-packed lighting seminar is scheduled for Friday evening with the “bring your own tripod” photography opportunity scheduled for Saturday morning.

Access Sacramento Board of Directors Reaffirms Strategic Plan

Access Sacramento Board of Directors Reaffirms Strategic Plan

Access Sacramento‘s primary mission, vision and intentions for the next 12 months will remain essentially unchanged this year based on the Board of Director’s planning retreat last weekend.

A variety of work groups and standing committees were tasked with monitoring and acting on five strategic directions that were created during an extensive planning process last year.

 

Cultural Diversity Takes Center Stage at 6th Annual “SacWorldFest” in Old Sacramento - October 5 & 6

Cultural Diversity Takes Center Stage at 6th Annual “SacWorldFest” in Old Sacramento - October 5 & 6

Sacramento celebrates cultural diversity through lively music and dance during the 6th Annual SacWorldFest happening in Old Sacramento October 5-6, 2013, with an impressive line-up of live musical performances, visually-exciting ethnic dance,  an exciting Hip Hop Dance-Off, engaging storytellers, a dynamic Global Village, cooking demonstrations and much more. The annual SacWorldFest extravaganza is designed to celebrate and share the region’s rich and remarkable cultural diversity.  In fact, since the inaugural festival in 2008, SacWorldFest has hosted more than 150 performances by nearly 650 performers reflecting more than 40 ethnicities, cultures and nations.

Saturday EVENING, 10/5, 6 p.m.