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Carmichael Park community band festival

Carmichael Park community band festival

Railroad Museum to showcase automobiles alongside locomotives with new “A World on Wheels” exhibit

Railroad Museum to showcase automobiles alongside locomotives with new “A World on Wheels” exhibit

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation – in partnership with the California Automobile Museum -- will debut an eye-catching and new “A World on Wheels” exhibit on Friday, May 26, 2017.  In addition, interested guests can enjoy a one-day-only Shuttle Train Ride to and from the two nearby museums (for a small fee) on Saturday, May 27, 2017. This special Shuttle Train will be pulled by the steam-powered Granite Rock 10 locomotive.

“A World on Wheels” Exhibit

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” on May 20

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” on May 20

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” event on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls, gates and blacksmith shop plus have the opportunity to step back in time to the 1840s to celebrate and honor the richly diverse cultures represented at the Fort. In fact, the Gold Rush of 1849 brought tens of thousands of people to California from all over the world. But even before the first gold seekers arrived, Sutter’s Fort was already a melting pot of ethnic, social and cultural diversity. In the New Helvetia Diary (the daily log book of Sutter’s Fort), there are at least 30 different groups of Native people mentioned as having visited the Fort and/or provided labor for John Sutter.  

Fine art exhibition - May 19, 2017 - July 6, 2017 The Gallery At 48 Natoma

Fine art exhibition - May 19, 2017 - July 6, 2017  The Gallery At 48 Natoma

The Gallery at 48 Natoma will feature the art of digital artist Vincent DiLeo and the 

whimsical work of artist Susan Silvester. The dates of the exhibit are May 19, 2017 - July 6, 2017.

This is a two person show featuring both award winning artists.

Railroad Museum presents “Trains & Tripods” photo opportunity & lighting seminar on May 12-13

Railroad Museum presents “Trains & Tripods” photo opportunity & lighting seminar on May 12-13

Lights, camera, action! California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer a two-part “Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar” for photographers on Friday evening, May 12 and Saturday morning, May 13, 2017.

In partnership with Mike’s Camera, the unique program starts with an optional, fast-paced and information-packed seminar about existing light photography on Friday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. that will be conducted by former Sacramento Bee photographer and Canon USA Digital Learning Center Instructor Dave Henry. Then on Saturday morning, a photographers-only “bring your own tripod” photo workshop will take place inside the visually-enticing museum from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (before it opens to the public for the day). Photographers of all skill levels can choose to attend one or both of the activities.
 

Midtown offers fresh, fun & fanciful 2nd Saturday stops in May

Midtown offers fresh, fun & fanciful 2nd Saturday stops in May

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  On Saturday, May 13, 2017, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following:

Railroad Museum encourages interested volunteers to attend special open house on May 13

Railroad Museum encourages interested volunteers to attend special open house on May 13

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? 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 the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. For those interested, a special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017 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 May 17 and will be followed by an interview process. The next Docent Training session is scheduled to begin on June 3.