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Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 16

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 16

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities happening on the third Saturday each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and Friends of Sutter’s Fort will present a special “Hands on History: War in California” event on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Railroad Museum to dazzle & delight during “BIG weekend of small trains” on Father’s Day weekend

Railroad Museum to dazzle & delight during “BIG weekend of small trains” on Father’s Day weekend

The California State Railroad Museum & Foundation have exciting plans to dazzle and delight visitors with a special “BIG Weekend of Small Trains” on Father’s Day weekend – Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2018. 

 

This family-favorite small train extravaganza showcases a magical assortment of trains, hundreds of feet of track and an array of buildings and accessories. For the “BIG Weekend of Small Trains,” local organizations and devoted enthusiasts will set up shop in the Museum, filling the Roundhouse with delightful model and toy train layouts of every description while being surrounded by impressive full-scale locomotives. Visitors of all ages will marvel at the variety of locomotives that pull pretend passengers and scaled-down shipments through all kinds of scenery, whether modeled on real places or created in the imaginations of the collectors.

Midtown Association presents free outdoor movie nights on historic walls of Sutter’s Fort

Midtown Association presents free outdoor movie nights on historic walls of Sutter’s Fort

In a continuing effort to increase activation, engagement and community use of the beautiful parks located throughout Midtown, the Midtown Association is proud to present a special summer series of Free Outdoor Movie Nights on 2nd Saturdays in June, July and August, 2018. Offered in partnership with California State Parks and Friends of Sutter’s Fort, and proudly presented by Sutter Health, the movies will start at approximately 8 p.m. on the historic walls of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (on the west side) and the community is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to set up on the grassy area outside the Fort.  

 

Auto Museum presents the 9th Annual Memorial Day Car Show featuring Vettes & Vets

Auto Museum presents the 9th Annual Memorial Day Car Show featuring Vettes & Vets

The California Automobile Museum invites the community to hit the road to check out the 9th Annual Memorial Day Car Show featuring Vettes & Vets on Monday, May 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Auto Museum springs into action with Sunday drives, Hoods Up activities & special shop talks

Auto Museum springs into action with Sunday drives, Hoods Up activities & special shop talks

The California Automobile Museum is springing into action with a variety of special programs, events and activities happening each month including Downtown Sunday Drives on the third Sunday each month, periodic Talking Shop events with special guests and Hoods Up Weekend activities at the end of each month. 

 

Downtown Sunday Drives

On the third Sunday each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the California Automobile Museum offers drives to various places in downtown Sacramento in different vintage cars. These special drives are free with paid Museum admissions (donations are always welcomed).

 

Talking Shop Events

Railroad Museum welcomes Front Street Animal Shelter special guests & furry friends

Railroad Museum welcomes Front Street Animal Shelter special guests & furry friends

It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with Front Street Animal Shelter special guests and a couple of their furry friends on Monday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum. To the delight of young children, train enthusiasts and dog lovers alike, Manager Gina Knepp and Communications Director Bobby Mann will read the children’s book Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch written by Mona Kerby. The celebrity readers will be accompanied by a couple of kid-friendly furry friends sure to capture attention.

Sacramento history for kids

Sacramento history for kids

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. 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. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway in Sacramento, CA. Tours convene at the 10th Street gate. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.