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New Community Radio Station for Sacramento Lets You-Be-You

New Community Radio Station for Sacramento Lets You-Be-You

Access Sacramento writes a new chapter in local radio history with the issuance of the call sign KUBU-LP for its new 100-watt FM non-profit community radio station planned for midtown Sacramento.

“We’re excited about providing even more opportunities for people to express themselves, and for all the different voices in the community to be heard,” said JoAnn Fuller, Access Sacramento’s chair of the Board of Directors.

Sacramento Museums Showcase Women’s History Month in March with Special Exhibits & Events

Sacramento Museums Showcase Women’s History Month in March with Special Exhibits & Events

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 March, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring events and activities that showcase Women’s History Month, a few of which include the following:

“Women on the Brink” -- Now Open at The California Museum through April 27  

"Grand Central: An American Treasure" to Premiere at Railroad Museum - 2/22!

"Grand Central: An American Treasure" to Premiere at Railroad Museum - 2/22!

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to announce the West Coast premiere of a new film, Grand Central: An American Treasure, by award-winning producer Richard Luckin, Two special screenings of this documentary -- introduced by Mr. Luckin and followed by a question and answer session -- will take place on Saturday, February 22, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Museum Theater. With more trains, tracks and track platforms than any other railroad passenger terminal in the world, Grand Central is the world's largest train terminal. Less well known is that Grand Central is at the very heart of the historic preservation movement in America.

Native Film Screening of "Black Indians: An American Story" - 2/22!

Native Film Screening of "Black Indians:  An American Story" - 2/22!

In honor of Black History Month, the State Indian Museum is proud to present a very special Native American Film Screening of “Black Indians: An American Story” on Saturday, February 22, at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  

Narrated by James Earl Jones, the engaging film explores the cultural and ethnic fusion of Native and African Americans and brings to light an often forgotten aspect of America’s pastThe special film presentations are free with regular Museum admission and seating is limited (first come, first served).  The State Indian Museum will be open that day and guests are encouraged to explorethe treasures on display that proudly showcase the enduring Native American culture. 

For more information about this special event or other activities happening at the State Indian Museum, call 916-324-8112 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum

Railroad Museum Presents "Lincoln Living History" Day on Sunday!

Railroad Museum Presents "Lincoln Living History" Day on Sunday!

In celebration of President’s Day weekend, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer a special “Lincoln Living History Day” on Sunday, February 16. 

To the delight of guests of all ages, a Living History character portraying President Abraham Lincoln – who signed the Pacific Railroad Act more than 150 years ago -- will be roaming throughout the Railroad Museum providing guests with thoughtful dialogue and his unique historical perspective about the exhibits and offerings at North America’s most popular railroad museum. For instance, Lincoln will certainly share his insights about the new 150th Anniversary of State Parks exhibit as he was the one who signed the Yosemite Grant Act in 1864, protecting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove and ceding them to the State of California as the nation's first State Park (although it is now a national park).

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” event on Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides!

Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides!

As an expansion of the well-established weekday train ride program for local school groups, the California State Railroad Museum is now offering excursion train rides to the general public on 12 pre-determined Tuesdays in 2014. Tuesday Train Rides are available on the following dates:February 4 & 18; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6. Two train ride times will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.