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Rock and Radio Remembered: Gallery 1075 Exhibit

Rock and Radio Remembered: Gallery 1075 Exhibit

The region’s rock history is honored with a Community Center Gallery 1075 exhibit, titled “Rock and Radio Remembered,” now thru the end of February. The exhibit, sponsored by West Side Presents and the Community Center, features memorabilia from the Sacramento Rock and Radio Museum.

Gallery 1075 is located in the Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave. The curator of the exhibit is local radio historian Dennis Newhall... Read More

Railroad Museum to Debut New Exhibit “Two Glorious Expositions, One Golden State” on 2/27

Railroad Museum to Debut New Exhibit  “Two Glorious Expositions, One Golden State” on 2/27

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will debut a new exhibit titled “Two Glorious Expositions, One Golden State: Celebrating the Panama Canal in 1915” on Friday, February 27, 2015.  The exhibit highlights California’s two large-scale celebrations commemorating the completion of the Panama Canal in 1915 – the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco and the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego.   The exhibit will feature historic photographs of structures, people and artwork (some presented in a 3-D view), artifacts including a scale steam locomotive, and related promotional items such as travel brochures, tickets, postcards and magazines.  The exhibit will be located in the Railroad Museum lobby, adjacent to 19-inch gauge Overfair Railway locomotive No. 1915, constructed for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and today a permanent part of the Railroad Museum’s prized collection.

State Indian Museum Celebrates 75 Years With Native Education Series and Book Signing on 2/28!

State Indian Museum Celebrates 75 Years With Native Education Series and Book Signing on 2/28!

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Museum on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  The celebratory activities will include a special Native Education for All Series: The Indian Experience in California’s Missions plus a book signing with the author of A Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California’s Indians by the Spanish Missions.  The special activities will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day.

Guests to the State Indian Museum will learn about the treatment of California’s Indians in the Spanish Missions from one of their descendants, Ama Mutsun Ohlone Tribal Chair Valentin Lopez.   Dr. Donna Schindler, psychiatrist and modern-day expert on Historical Trauma, will also be on-hand to explore its causes, symptoms, and the ongoing realities it creates for Native people today.

State Indian Museum Recognizes Black History Month With Native Film Screening on 2/21!

State Indian Museum Recognizes Black History Month With Native Film Screening on 2/21!

In honor of Black History Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum will present a Native Film Screening of Black Indians: An American Story on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  Two special screenings will be available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  

Narrated by James Earl Jones, the special film screening brings to light a little known and often forgotten part of America’s past – the cultural and ethnic fusion of Native and African Americans.  Produced and directed by the award-winning Native American production company Rich-Heape Films, the film explores what factors initially brought the two groups together, what drove them apart and the challenges they face today.

Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad

Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad

As an expansion of the well-established weekday train ride program for local school groups, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are once again offering excursion train rides to the general public on 14 pre-determined Tuesdays in Spring 2015.  Tuesday Train Rides are available on the following dates:  February 3, 10, 17 & 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; April 7, 14, 21 & 28 and May 5.  Two train ride times will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.

Bank of America & Sacramento Covered Present the 17th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” on 2/7!

Bank of America & Sacramento Covered Present the 17th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” on 2/7!

With nearly 25 museums and local destinations participating, the 2015 Sacramento Museum Day is proudly presented by Bank of America and Sacramento Covered. To the delight of the greater Sacramento area community, the participating local museums will offer free or half-priced admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015, during the 17th annual event.  Most of the nearly 25 museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas -- the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town -- will offer half-priced admission to offset traffic control and security costs.  

Spotlight: Ricky Nelson's twin sons pay tribute to late father

Spotlight: Ricky Nelson's twin sons pay tribute to late father

During the 1950s, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" not only established itself as one of the most popular TV shows on the air, it also established Ricky Nelson as a singer and as the first teen i... Read More