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“Gold Rush Days” is BACK in Old Sacramento Over Labor Day Weekend!

“Gold Rush Days” is BACK in Old Sacramento  Over Labor Day Weekend!

Mark your calendar…it’s time to turn back the clock to the 1850s when Gold Rush Days RETURNS to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend -- Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015.  The wildly fun and free heritage celebration offers a variety of family-friendly special activities that take place throughout the historic district to help visitors experience what life was like in the 1850s.

Railroad Museum Foundation Joins Farm-to-Fork Initiative and Proudly Presents The Cocktail Train

Railroad Museum Foundation Joins Farm-to-Fork Initiative and Proudly Presents The Cocktail Train

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is proud to partner with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau as an official Farm-To-Fork sponsor in 2015 in an effort to showcase the rich history and deep connection between agriculture and the railroad.  The California State Railroad Museum, the Foundation and Wells Fargo will present an exciting and unique new offering:  The Farm-To-Fork Cocktail Train on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Dining News: What I'm Excited to do at the State Fair

Dining News: What I'm Excited to do at the State Fair

I probably like state fairs a little too much. When I travel to other states for weddings, work or vacation, I check to see if their State Fair's going on at the same time so I can go. (While I..... Read More

Midtown Business Association Partners with Food Literacy Center to Offer Kids Farmers Market Tours

Midtown Business Association Partners with Food Literacy Center to Offer Kids Farmers Market Tours

In an effort to introduce, educate and inspire children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, the Midtown Business Association has teamed up with the local Food Literacy Center to provide free Kids Market Tours on the 3rd Saturday of the Midtown Farmers Market each week.  The 20-minute kid-friendly tours start at the Budding Foodies children’s area and are available every half-hour from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Kids of all ages are welcome and parents often enjoy strolling along with the tours as well.

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation Now Hiring Guides for New “Gold Rush Experience” Tours!

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation Now Hiring Guides for New “Gold Rush Experience” Tours!

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) is now hiring part-time tour guides for new “Gold Rush Experience” walking tours that will be launched later this summer.   Candidates interested in leading tour groups, meeting people from all over the world, sharing Sacramento’s fascinating history and working in the dynamic historic district in Old Sacramento State Historic Park are encouraged to apply by Monday, July 27, 2015.

Successful candidates must be 18 years or older, reliable, enthusiastic, energetic, articulate, friendly, responsible and have strong public speaking skills.  A background in Sacramento and California history is not required as comprehensive training will be provided.  Applicants able to speak multiple languages, including American Sign Language, are encouraged to apply.  Also, preferential consideration will be given to those with college-level coursework in history, theater, education and/or with tour guide experience.