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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

Buddah Scooters, Flowers and Sea Monsters

Buddah Scooters, Flowers and Sea Monsters
Buddah Scooters, Flowers and Sea Monsters
05-31-2014 - 05-31-2014
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 716-2319
 
Start Time(s): Sat 6pm-9pm  
This is your chance to see and purchase the super cool photography, vibrant flowers, sweet rides and awesome tattoo art of Jay Spooner, Peter Wedel, Nicole Roberts and Dan Wysuph
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History Museum Offers Free Admission to Military Personnel and Their Families This Summer!

History Museum Offers Free Admission to Military Personnel and Their Families This Summer!

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014. 

“We are proud to participate in the growing and nationally recognized Blue Star Museums program this summer that helps to enrich the lives of our valued service members and their families,” said Historic Old Sacramento Foundation Deputy Director Kristina Swanson. “We are happy to provide an opportunity to help these dedicated families further connect with the community and enjoy our national treasures.  It is our way of giving back to those who sacrifice so much.”

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.