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All aboard for story time at the Railroad Museum with a spirited and fun mad scientist

All aboard for story time at the Railroad Museum with a spirited and fun mad scientist

It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with the fun and fabulous Mad Scientist from the Spookomotive train ride fame on Monday, October 1, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum. To the delight of train enthusiasts, young children and the young-at-heart, the Mad Scientist will read two (delightful not frightful) books including The Spooky Express California by Eric James and Monster Train by Michael Ratnett. Children are welcome to dress up in Halloween costumes if they choose.

 

Auto Museum debuts all-new exhibit: Hitting the Road: Road Trippin’ Through the Years

Auto Museum debuts all-new exhibit:  Hitting the Road: Road Trippin’ Through the Years

The California Automobile Museum is proud to present a new exhibit titled Hitting the Road: Road Trippin’ Through the Years” that debuts on Friday, September 28, 2018. The fun and exciting exhibit allows guests an opportunity to explore the historic American pastime of traveling with family and friends. Depending on age, race, and financial status, experiences and memories of road trips differ dramatically. The goal of this exhibit is to explore these differences along with how the automobile and road trips changed American culture, and also helped to shape entire industries. 

 

Delightful not frightful “Spookomotive” train rides to treat passengers all four weekends in October

Delightful not frightful “Spookomotive” train rides to treat passengers all four weekends in October

Back by popular demand, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation will offer engaging and entertaining “Spookomotive” train rides in Old Sacramento every weekend in October. With VIP First Class train rides also available, “Spookomotive” trains depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays on October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2018. 

 

Railroad Museum Foundation offers two VIP Cocktail Train rides

Railroad Museum Foundation offers two VIP Cocktail Train rides

Showcasing the rich history and deep connection between agriculture and the railroad, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation is proud to continue its multi-year partnership with Visit Sacramento as an official Farm-to-Fork sponsor. To celebrate the important role the railroad once played in bringing the fruits of the farm to emerging new communities throughout the region and nation, the Foundation is excited to announce that two VIP Cocktail Train Ride experiences will be available this year, one each evening, on Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30, 2018. In addition, the Foundation is pleased to welcome returning sponsor Rabobank N.A. – a locally based bank serving California communities grounded in agriculture – for the 2018 Farm-to-Fork Cocktail Train ride experiences.

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.

 

Auto Museum celebrates & fosters community cooperation with Non-Profit Solutions Expo

Auto Museum celebrates & fosters community cooperation with Non-Profit Solutions Expo

The California Automobile Museum is proud to present a first-time Non-Profit Solutions Expo on Thursday evening, September 20, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Presented by First Foundation, more than 50 non-profits and cooperating local businesses have signed up for this unique tabletop tradeshow that is designed to connect companies that serve the non-profit community with key decision makers from charitable organizations of all types. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with community leaders and explore rows of exhibitor tables nestled among the classic and vintage cars on display at the museum. 

 

Get your game on…Auto Museum presents a Heroes and Rogues weekend of fun

Get your game on…Auto Museum presents a Heroes and Rogues weekend of fun

The California Automobile Museum is proud to present an all-new Heroes and Rogues weekend of fun, games and experiences on September 15-16, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. 

 

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. 

 

Medicine in the Old West

Medicine in the Old West

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The doctors of the Gold Rush Era worked exhaustively to not only take care of their patients, but also to give to the community through their roles in improving public health, education, and maintaining important records. Many needed to find other sources of income, as their patients often were unlucky in finding gold, as were most of the physicians. Some suffered exciting lives, including being on a ship full of gold that sunk off the eastern coast of the United States.  A number of the physicians worked together to form the Sacramento Society for Medical Improvement, now the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, the oldest such Society in California. 

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Sutter’s Fort to present special “Hands on History: Frontier Farm-to-Fork” event on 9/15

Sutter’s Fort to present special “Hands on History: Frontier Farm-to-Fork” event on 9/15

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities happening on the third Saturday each month -- while also celebrating our rich agricultural heritage – Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and Friends of Sutter’s Fort will present a special “Hands on History: Frontier Farm-to-Fork” event on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  As an added treat, Fort guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a home-cooked Farm-to-Fork Flapjack Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. while helping to raise funds that support the educational programs for more than 50,000 students each year.