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Railroad Museum Presents "History Happy Hour" on 7/24!

Railroad Museum Presents "History Happy Hour" on 7/24!

Let history make you happy!  As part of the “Thursday Night at the Museums” extended summer hours program, the California State Railroad Museum is offering a special “History Happy Hour” on Thursday evening, July 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Interested Museum guests will enjoy wine, beer, bottled water and light snacks in a pub-like setting while participating in a history-related trivia game that will include fun prizes for the winners.  Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the Railroad Museum, which is widely regarded as North America’s most popular rail museum.  “History Happy Hour” is a special activity being offered as part of the “Thursday Night at the Museums” program presented by the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum (both museums be open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays until Labor Day weekend this summer*). Don’t miss the rail-related History Happy Hour later this month!

Old Sacramento Walking Tours on Weekends Thru 8/24!

Old Sacramento Walking Tours on Weekends Thru 8/24!

Due to popular demand, the weekend Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy Old Sacramento walking tours have been extended through August 24. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the history-rich buildings in Old Sacramento that hold clues to California’s fascinating Gold Rush past during these fun and intriguing walking tours.  First-time guests and even longtime residents will gain a fresh perspective about the original and reconstructed buildings while learning more about the city’s unique history.  In addition to the popular underground tours underway, there is one Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy Tour walking tour available each day on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.  All walking tour guests check-in at the Sacramento History Museum to start the engaging journey into Old Sacramento’s past!

FREE Time Travel Weekend Street Theater in Old Sac Starts 7/5!

FREE Time Travel Weekend Street Theater in Old Sac Starts 7/5!

Get ready to step back in time when the past mingles with the present once again in Old Sacramento!   For the fifth consecutive summer, visitors to Old Sacramento will enjoy lively, fun and free street theater as part of the hugely popular “Time Travel Weekends” program.

Sacramento History Museum Presents "History Happy Hour" this Thursday!

Sacramento History Museum Presents "History Happy Hour" this Thursday!

Let history make you happy! 

As part of the “Thursday Night at the Museums” extended summer hours program, the Sacramento History Museum is offering its first-ever “History Happy Hour” on Thursday evening, June 26!  Interested Museum guests will enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks and light snacks in a pub-like setting while participating in a history-related trivia game that will include fun prizes for the winners.  Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the History Museum and view the exhibits and artifacts on display. 

“History Happy Hour” is a special activity being offered as part of the “Thursday Night at the Museums” program presented by the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum (both museums be open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays until Labor Day weekend this summer*).

Menagerie Pop-Up Art Show

Menagerie Pop-Up Art Show

By Brianna Nathan

Do you remember the last time you went to an art show that incorporated musical acts, visual arts, and interpretive dance? That’s exactly what I saw last week, at Menagerie.’s pop-up art show at District 30. The space was transformed by the 20-plus participating artists, who each presented a unique point of view.

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Railroad Museum to Debut Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition “Journey Stories” on 6/21!

Railroad Museum to Debut Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition “Journey Stories” on 6/21!

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to be the first institution in California to debut a Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled “Journey Stories” on June 21, 2014.  With the use of compelling photographs, visual display panels, narrative text and more, the “Journey Stories” exhibition highlights how transportation and migration helped build the United States, how it has changed us as a nation, and how our mobile world looked to travelers along the way. The exhibition also demonstrates our collective personal heritage and how everyone has an interesting story to tell.