Our network

Events

Auto Museum to debut powerful new exhibit 'Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture'

Auto Museum to debut powerful new exhibit 'Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture'

Powerful, fast and flashy, motorcycles have left enduring tracks on California’s vehicular history and are an integral part of the very culture of the Golden State. To showcase the lasting impact of the motorcycle on California’s collective psyche, the California Automobile Museum is proud to present the “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit that will debut on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: The Real Gold in California”

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: The Real Gold in California”

Continuing a popular series of fun and interactive “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: The Real Gold in California” event on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls and gates plus have the opportunity to step back in time to appreciate the important role agriculture played in California’s early development. Coinciding with the city’s "Farm-to-Fork" movement, Fort guests will learn why the early focus on seasonal and locally sourced agriculture was essential to survival.

Auto Museum presents Car Trek, a one-day celebration to honor 50th “Auto-versary” of Star Trek

Auto Museum presents Car Trek,  a one-day celebration to honor 50th “Auto-versary” of Star Trek

Calling all trekkies! 

Beam down to the California Automobile Museum on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as they welcome all lifeforms to Car Trek in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek. The Museum will be transformed into a Starship of sorts complete with a BORG station, Starfleet officers, Kingon warriors and even a Fleet Bar. On this special one-day “auto-versary” event, Museum visitors are encouraged to get in the Star Trek spirit and come dressed in their favorite character costumes (all phasers must be set to stun). Visitors will enjoy a family-fun mission adventure featuring some of the cars that have appeared in past episodes and movies. Some examples of the special vehicles on display include the following:

Living history ghost tours Return to old Sac in October!

Living history ghost tours Return to old Sac in October!

As part of the fun and interpretive Old Sacramento Living History Program, the eerie and ever popular one-hour “Ghost Tours” return this October! 

Old Sacramento guests will have the opportunity to relive 19th century lore. Guides (and ghosts) will relate tantalizing narratives about the deaths of colorful citizens from Sacramento’s history.  And guests will have the chance to see these not-so-dead Sacramentans. Departing every 30 minutes from the Sacramento History Museum, daring and inquisitive guests will be led through Old Sacramento’s infamous locales to experience the darker side of California’s history. 

Three local museums to offer free admission to Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live!”

Three local museums to offer free admission to Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live!”

Three Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian magazine “Museum Day Live!” nationwide effort by offering free admission to advance registrants all day on Saturday, September 24, 2016. The three participating local museums include the following:  Aerospace Museum of California, California Museum, and Maidu Museum & Historic Site.  The mission of the annual effort is to provide an opportunity for consumers throughout the United States to enjoy and share in our dynamic heritage and cultural institutions for free.

“Museum Day Live!” tickets are available for download at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.  

Sacramento tour: A Dozen Ways to Die - Episode IV

Sacramento tour: A Dozen Ways to Die - Episode IV

How did they die? Find out how at least 12 residents ended up at the Sacramento Old City Cemetery on the fourth edition of this tour. These are all new stories, so no worries if you missed the first three years!

Previous causes of death included lynching, poisoning, death by fashion, drowning (in three feet of water), and shopping, then dropping (dead of course). What can possibly top that? Join us on the tour and find out! Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets, with limited parking within the cemetery. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Rose propagation class

Rose propagation class

Historic Rose Garden volunteer propagators will conduct a hands-on rose propagation workshop to teach participants how to select the best plant material, prepare the cuttings and root them using the “terrarium” approach. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to take and stick a few cuttings of their own to take home with them. The class is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. (916) 448-0811