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Record low viewership for Emmy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Television's biggest night wasn't that big. A record-low audience of just under 10.2 million people watched the awards show that kicked off a new television season on Monday night... Read More

Creepy character from 'Atlanta' appears in crowd at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A creepy, whiteface character from the FX hit series "Atlanta" has been seated in the front row and taking selfies at the Emmy Awards... Read More

Emmys 2018: An award diversity showing and an epic proposal

"The Proposal." It was a 2009 movie starring Sandra Bullock, but now will forever be the informal title of the 2018 Emmys telecast, thanks to a memorable romantic gesture from Emmy-winning director Gl... Read More

Railroad Museum selected as venue for “Conversations West 2018” regional conference

Railroad Museum selected as venue for “Conversations West 2018” regional conference

In partnership with California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation, the Center for Railroad Photography & Art will hold their first-ever western regional conference -- Conversations West 2018 -- at the Railroad Museum on September 21-22, 2018. The conference will offer a full day of presentations about railroad photography and art focusing specifically on the American West. The conference will also serve as a kick-off event for the Center’s new exhibition titled Beebe & Clegg: Their Enduring Photographic Legacy, as well as for festivities surrounding the upcoming 150th anniversary of the completion of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad.

 

Five local museums to offer free admission to Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day ticket holders on 9/22

Five local museums to offer free admission to Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day ticket holders on 9/22

Five Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day nationwide effort by offering free admission to advance registrants all day on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The five participating local museums include the following: Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California Museum, California State Railroad 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. 

 

Kites, clay and canines, oh my…Midtown offers eclectic Second Saturday Art Walk stops

Kites, clay and canines, oh my…Midtown offers  eclectic Second Saturday Art Walk stops

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting Second 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 8, 2018, a sampling of the offerings – many of which are especially fun and whimsical this month – presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following: 

Local museums extend classroom learning with school tours, hands-on activities & more

Local museums extend classroom learning with school tours, hands-on activities & more

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures. In addition to being open to the public most days all year long, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Area Museums offer group tours, hands-on activities and interpretive experiences tailored for local students that help to extend learning and add depth to topics covered in the classroom.

 

Below is a sampling of some of the school tour offerings for the 2018-2019 school year.     

 

California Automobile Museum