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Screening of Acclaimed 'Project 22' Documentary Benefiting Veterans Being Held in Elk Grove

Screening of Acclaimed 'Project 22' Documentary Benefiting Veterans Being Held in Elk Grove

To help raise awareness of the plight facing recent American combat veterans, a screening of the documentary movie PROJECT 22 will be held this Thursday in Elk Grove. 

A non-profit documentary, PROJECT 22, co-directed by combat veterans, responsibly explores challenges warriors encounter and serves as a catalog of hope that will benefit veterans, families and anyone who has dealt with trauma, loss or depression. During a 6,500 mile journey, two combat veterans ride their motorcycles across the country, discovering holistic methods of post-traumatic growth and meeting inspirational warriors who have overcome extreme difficulties to thrive in their lives post-military... Read More

"BRASS-tacular!"

"BRASS-tacular!"

Yee Fow: Chinese Pioneers

Yee Fow: Chinese Pioneers

The Chinese immigrants to California endured more discriminatory laws and taxes than any other ethnic group, but managed to maintain their community in the face of tremendous organized opposition, legal and otherwise. We'll introduce you to Chinese doctors, merchants, boxers, baseball players, church-goers and gangsters.

Join us for this engaging tour on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Old Sacramento has Just the Ticket for Family Fun with Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours

Old Sacramento has Just the Ticket for Family Fun with Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours

Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style. Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 2 & 3, 2016.



Weekend Excursion Train Rides


California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to announce the opening of the 33rd consecutive season of weekend excursion trains on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on April 2 & 3 and continuing through September 2016. Each weekend, excursion train ride guests can enjoy train rides pulled by either vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock 10 (that returned to service in 2015 after a major restoration effort) or historic diesel locomotives on periodic weekends.  

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier” on 3/19

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier” on 3/19

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities each month,  Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier” event on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World

In a new exhibit that debuts on Friday, March 11, 2016, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s 2015 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program. With an international flair and a “Be Creative!” theme this year, nearly 400 images were submitted by 96 talented photographers residing in the U.S., Canada, and seven foreign countries.

Join the Fun...March is Museum Membership Month!

Join the Fun...March is Museum Membership Month!

Following another successful Sacramento Museum Day – which was attended by nearly 50,000 community members -- the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has announced March 2016 as Museum Membership Month!

The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members. Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife. To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the nearly 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations. A few limited-time offers include the following: