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Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

For more information, go to daretoprepareday.com

Sacramento Area Museums Go Big for BIG Day of Giving on May 3

Sacramento Area Museums Go Big for BIG Day of Giving on May 3

The impressive, dedicated and diverse Sacramento area museum community is gearing up for the 2016 BIG Day of Giving happening on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in hopes local contributors will choose to support their endeavors during this special one-day giving challenge. Now in its third year, the BIG Day of Giving has raised nearly $9 million for nonprofits serving the local region.

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 all year long. For the 2016 BIG Day of Giving, more than a dozen of Sacramento Association of Museum members are participating in the community-wide effort, including:

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

For more information, go to daretoprepareday.com

Sutter’s Fort Calls Out for Volunteers

Sutter’s Fort Calls Out for Volunteers

Do you have an interest in Sacramento’s early history? Do you get excited at the idea of recreating pioneer activities like churning butter, making barrels or dressing in period attire? If so, volunteering at Sacramento’s iconic Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) may be just right for you. A new session of docent training classes will soon be available for those interested in helping to interpret pioneer California history to the public. To find out more information and meet current docents, a special Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fort located at 2701 L Street in Sacramento.  


Boaters and Floaters

Boaters and Floaters

Being prone to flooding, the city of Sacramento is no stranger to the awesome destructive power of water. Take a few epic deluges, add in some drunks falling into the river, mix in a few horrific steamship explosions, and bam, you're soaking in a tragic but entertaining tour.

Join us on Saturday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. for this engaging tour. Free.

African-American History Tour

African-American History Tour

African-American soldiers returning from the Civil War found more strugles waiting for them in Caifornia. Meet their families buried here, andl learn how their fragile community was strengthened by bonds of church, school, work, family, and activism.

Join us at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m. FREE. All ages welcome.

1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA

www.oldcitycemetery.com

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” on 2/20

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” on 2/20

Continuing a series of popular, interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls and gates plus have the opportunity to step back in time to the 1840s to understand the two different ways emigrants originally came to California -- by land or by sea -- while sharing the unique challenges they faced and what daily life was like during their journeys. In fact, Sutter’s Fort was once home to sailors who “jumped ship,” trappers who became overland trail guides because of the failing fur trade, wagon train parties looking for a new life, and soldiers who served in the Mexican-American War and whose services were terminated in California – 3,000 miles from their homes in the east.