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Sacramento history for kids!

Sacramento history for kids!

Who says history has to be boring? Come hear tales of floods, fires, revolts, and even a story that almost ended in death by duck! The kicker is that all of these stories are true and taken from the residents of the Old City Cemetery. Come see why truth is stranger than fiction. This tour is designed for kids in FOURTH GRADE and up. Free; donations welcome! Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway. Parking is available on surface streets. (916) 448-0811 for info.

Sutter’s Fort blacksmith shop to undergo much-needed restoration

Sutter’s Fort blacksmith shop to undergo much-needed restoration

California State Parks and the Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to announce the popular Blacksmith Shop at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will soon undergo a much-needed restoration effort made possible due to a generous donation by the Sacramento Pioneer Association. Led by California State Parks, the restoration of the crowd-favorite exhibit room will begin by early August and is expected to be completed this fall.

Once the restoration is finished, guests will enjoy an enhanced experience and gain a greater appreciation about the important role of the blacksmith early in California’s history. Having a skilled blacksmith at the Fort was a real point of pride for John Sutter. In fact, blacksmith skills were in great demand to help transform dark metals into original tools and hardware to be used as shoes for horses, lance heads for soldiers, tires for wagons as well as for making door handles, hinges, latches, and much more.

Railroad Museum calls for volunteers

Railroad Museum calls for volunteers

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy meeting people from all over the world?

California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate and inspire others about the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. A special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento (next door to the California State Railroad Museum). Volunteer applications are being accepted now through July 1 and will be followed by an interview process.



"A Tribute to Dr. Lehr!"

"A Tribute to Dr. Lehr!"

Tao: Seventeen Samurai drumming group event at Harris Center March 19

Tao: Seventeen Samurai drumming group event at Harris Center March 19

What: TAO: Seventeen Samurai

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 4 & 8 pm

Where: Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College

10 College Parkway

Folsom, CA 95630

Ticket Price: $25-$45; Premium $49; Children age 12 and under are $20

Join the Fun...March is Museum Membership Month!

Join the Fun...March is Museum Membership Month!

Following another successful Sacramento Museum Day – which was attended by nearly 50,000 community members -- the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has announced March 2016 as Museum Membership Month!

The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members. Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife. To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the nearly 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations. A few limited-time offers include the following: