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Railroad Museum Foundation proudly supports Farm-to-Fork initiative & offers two VIP cocktail trains

Railroad Museum Foundation proudly supports Farm-to-Fork initiative & offers two VIP cocktail trains

Showcasing the rich history and deep connection between agriculture and the railroad, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation is proud to continue its partnership with Visit Sacramento as an official Farm-to-Fork sponsor and announce two VIP Cocktail Train Ride experiences will be available this year, one each evening, on Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24, 2017. In addition, the Foundation is pleased to welcome Rabobank N.A. – a locally based bank serving California communities grounded in agriculture – as the presenting sponsor for the 2017 Farm-to-Fork Cocktail Train ride experiences. The VIP Cocktail Train first debuted in 2015, has sold out each year, and was recognized as a finalist in Sunset Magazine’s Travel Awards competition in the “Best Train Experience” category.

California State Railroad Museum Foundation proudly presents special Farm-To-Fork activities

California State Railroad Museum Foundation proudly presents special Farm-To-Fork activities

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is proud to continue its partnership with Visit Sacramento as an official Farm-To-Fork sponsor in 2017 in an effort to showcase the rich history and deep connection between agriculture and the railroad.  

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

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

Six 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 23, 2017. The six participating local museums include the following:  Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Maidu Museum & Historic Site and SSVMS Museum of Medical History*.  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. New this year – and of special interest to educators -- Museum Day Live! will feature special interactive lesson plans created by Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition.

More exciting preservation efforts underway soon at Sutter’s Fort, this time on the interior walls

More exciting preservation efforts underway soon at Sutter’s Fort, this time on the interior walls

After the completion of a number of exciting restoration and rehabilitation projects at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) in recent years – including of the iconic exterior walls and gates, seismic stabilization of the Central Building, upgrades to the pathways, exterior lighting of the interior courtyards, and renovation of the blacksmith shop – California State Parks and nonprofit partner Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to announce even more preservation efforts will resume in September, this time on the Fort’s interior walls. This latest rehabilitation project will total approximately $115,000, which has been funded by the Friends of Sutter’s Fort and their generous donors.

From Farm to Fork to Grave

From Farm to Fork to Grave

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. In 1849, gold brought miners to California. When that didn’t pan out, the fertile soil kept the former farmers and ranchers here and created a second “Gold Rush” that still exists today. Come visit the Historic City Cemetery and find out about these individuals that helped California become a powerhouse in providing food to the nation and the world.

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

Deadheading at daybreak

Deadheading at daybreak

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. We will teach you how to deadhead spent blooms from the rosebushes and how tidying up the garden encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the Historic Rose Garden.

If possible bring your own gloves and tools, but we will also provide tools if you need them. Light refreshments of coffee and pastries will be served. Late risers welcome!

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Wagon’s West”

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History:  Wagon’s West”

Continuing a popular series of fun and interactive “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort will present a special “Hands on History: Wagons West” event on Saturday, September 16, 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 – along with new restoration efforts underway – plus have the opportunity to step back in time to when Sutter’s Fort was considered as the ultimate destination for thousands of overland emigrants lured by the idea of inexpensive land, rich soil, beautiful weather and boundless opportunity, followed by tens of thousands of fortune seekers in 1849 and 1850 during the Gold Rush.

Celebrate Farm-to-Fork month at the Midtown Farmers Market

Celebrate Farm-to-Fork month at the Midtown Farmers Market

The Midtown Association (MA) is pleased to offer fresh and fun ways to celebrate Farm-to-Fork month in September at the popular and thriving Midtown Farmers Market. Proudly sponsored by Sutter Health, the Midtown Farmers Market offers up to 90 farmer, grower and vendor booths bursting with fresh fruit, produce, and gourmet or locally made goods each week.  As a highlight, a crowd-favorite activity is an entertaining cooking demonstration on the first Saturday of each month presented by a talented Midtown chef and sponsored by University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus. The year-round market takes place on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 20th Street from J Street to Kayak Alley.*  

Along with offering a bountiful selection of fresh and locally produced foods  all year long, the Midtown Farmers Market guests can enjoy the following activities in September:

Celebrate the end of summer at the Auto Museum’s Pay-What-You-Want Classic Car & Appreciation Weeke

Celebrate the end of summer at the Auto Museum’s Pay-What-You-Want Classic Car & Appreciation Weeke

Celebrate one last hurrah before summer ends…don’t miss a special Classic Car & Appreciation Weekend happening September 9-10 (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day) at the California State Automobile Museum.

Everyone is welcome –- and can Pay-What-You-Want all weekend -- plus classic and collector car owners are encouraged to drive their vintage vehicles to the Museum for the event. Hoods will be up on many vintage vehicles inside the Museum so visitors can get a glimpse into what is unique about each engine and automobile. Also, kids will enjoy fun and free Storytime activities at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. each day.

Sponsored by Coker Tire, the Classic Car & Appreciation Weekend is a great way to celebrate the end of summer in style! For more, please call 916-442-6802 or visit www.calautomuseum.org

Always eclectic, Midtown offers outdoors-inspired artwork & more during 2nd Saturday on 9/9

Always eclectic, Midtown offers outdoors-inspired artwork & more during 2nd Saturday on 9/9

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, September 9, 2017, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following: