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Open Garden in the Sacramento Old City Cemetery

Open Garden in the Sacramento Old City Cemetery

The gardens of the Historic City Cemetery will be in full bloom during our annual Open Garden. The fragrance of the old roses of the award-winning Historic Rose Garden will fill the air as 500 roses clamber up trees, cover archways and bloom on big shrubs in this unique 19th century setting.  Perennial and native plant gardens will also be featured. The day begins with a sale of rare heritage rose plants and continues with free tours of the gardens and cemetery, a Silent Auction, and sales of rose merchandise.

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 and proceeds will benefit cemetery preservation projects.

 

Sacramento’s Old City Cemetery is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

Sacramento’s Old City Cemetery is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

The City of Sacramento and Center for Sacramento History have recently been informed that the Old City Cemetery in Sacramento has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America.  The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.  Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of the a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.  The Old City Cemetery was accepted at the national level of significance and as an historic district. 

Already listed on the State’s and City of Sacramento’s historic registers, the Old City Cemetery is a very unique property located in the City of Sacramento and is overseen by the City of Sacramento and Center for Sacramento History.

McClatchy Park Grand (Re)Opening

McClatchy Park Grand (Re)Opening
McClatchy Park Grand (Re)Opening
10-18-2014 - 10-18-2014
City of Sacramento
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 808-7005
 
Start Time(s): Sat 11:30am
Everyone has been sneaking in to enjoy the new McClatchy Park, so why not come out on Saturday and join the Vice Mayor and Mayor Kevin Johnson for the official grand (re)opening? 
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Old City Cemetery Event "Deadheading at Dusk"

Old City Cemetery Event  "Deadheading at Dusk"

Come join us on Monday, September 1 at 6:00 pm in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden for an early evening hands-on event.  We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in our treasured Historic Rose Garden.

Tools and training will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

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. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

"Deadheading at Daybreak" @ The Old City Cemetery

"Deadheading at Daybreak" @ The Old City Cemetery

Come join us in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden on Saturday, August 16, at 7:30 a.m. for an early morning hands-on event.  (late risers are welcome) Stay as long as you like. We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in our treasured Historic Rose Garden.

 

Bring your own gloves (otherwise they will be provided). Tools and training will be provided and coffee and pastries will be served.

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

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. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

Old City Cemetery Tour - "Bad Poetry & Purple Prose"

Old City Cemetery Tour - "Bad Poetry & Purple Prose"

Other than drinking and brawling, the pioneers enjoyed nothing better than sappy love poetry.  They both loved and dreadfully abused the English language, and we’ll visit these perpetrators of sentimental doggerel and overblown purple prose to read from their best forgotten “classics.”  Join us on Saturday morning, August 16th at 10:00 am.

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.

 

Turning Trash into Treasure

Turning Trash into Treasure

It’s known that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, but this summer’s Art of the Dumpster exhibit takes this idea to another level.

Commissioned by Power Inn Alliance and curated by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, this collaborative project showcases the talents of 10 local emerging artists on a very unusual canvas – massive 22 foot long dumpsters. The result: colorful, abstract, interactive, larger-than-life pop-art masterpieces.