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What's blooming? (Garden Tour)

What's blooming? (Garden Tour)

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the 10th Street gate. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818.

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 17

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 17

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: War in California” event on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CSI: Old City Cemetery

CSI: Old City Cemetery

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dig into the sordid underbelly of Sacramento's past and learn how dogged investigators were able to solve some of the worst crimes this city has seen. Step into the boots of those Sherlock Holmes' of the graveyard shift and uncover the secrets of early crime detection.

The tour convenes at the10th Street gate. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person (cash only) and will be collected at the gate on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Don’t miss a rowdy roast in the Roundhouse fundraising event in Old Sacramento on June 15

Don’t miss a rowdy roast in the Roundhouse fundraising event in Old Sacramento on June 15

Get ready for a roast in the Roundhouse!

History Museum to debut secret history exhibit as artist embarks on new journey on the Sacramento

History Museum to debut secret history exhibit as artist embarks on new journey on the Sacramento

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to present a compelling new exhibit titled A Secret History of American River People opening on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The special art and history project is part of a larger effort that spans many years, covers multiple rivers and is designed to encourage an awareness of issues facing current river communities, detail the long history of people who have lived and worked on and adjacent to the river, and highlight basic river ecology. Guests to the History Museum will have the opportunity to see photos, view artifacts and read narratives that showcase the past river travels of Santa Cruz Artist Wes Modes on his homemade houseboat or “rustic recreated 1940s shantyboat” as he meticulously documented the people he met along the way. In addition to the visual and narrative components of the exhibit, museum guests will be able to interact with the exhibit by sharing personal river stories on special cards provided.  

Automobile Museum celebrates dads with free admission & free rides in classic cars

Automobile Museum celebrates dads with free admission & free rides in classic cars

Complete with free museum admission and free rides in classic cars for dads and grandpas, the California Automobile Museum is getting revved up to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18! 

In addition to a number of eye-catching exhibits – including the limited time To the Rescue: The Fire Trucks and People that Saved Our Cities – a number of classic cars will be on special display for this one-day-only. As a highlight, friendly volunteer drivers are offering FREE rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the marina and back for interested fathers and grandfathers as well as their families. Donations are welcome to support the Museum’s education program. Take a ride and plan a stop with dad on Father’s Day at the California Automobile Museum!

Sacramento Self-Help Housing Presents 15th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” on July 13

Sacramento Self-Help Housing Presents 15th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” on July 13

Sacramento Self-Help Housing, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness in our region, is proud to announce the 15th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” event in celebration of Bastille Day at Beatnik Studios (723 S Street in Sacramento) on Thursday evening, July 13, 2017, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, District 2, and Sacramento City Councilmember Jay Schenirer, District 5, guests will indulge in a fun Bastille Day celebration showcasing outstanding local cuisine, wines, brews and beverages, cake tasting, upbeat music and more. Guests will enjoy listening to the sounds of the multi-talented musician Gabe Dixon along with bidding on artwork created by some of the region’s most talented artists and wines from leading local wineries.

The Firehouse offers a special wine tasting in its renowned courtyard

The Firehouse offers a special wine tasting in its renowned courtyard

Get ready to toast to summertime at The Firehouse on Tuesday evening, June 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Midtown offers playful pieces & adventurous artwork for 2nd Saturday on June 10

Midtown offers playful pieces & adventurous artwork for 2nd Saturday on June 10

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  On Saturday, June 10, 2017, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following:

It’s official…the Railroad Museum is now recognized as a Smithsonian affiliate

It’s official…the Railroad Museum is now recognized as a Smithsonian affiliate

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to announce the California State Railroad Museum is now officially recognized as a Smithsonian Affiliate.

“We are delighted to officially begin our Affiliate partnership with the California State Railroad Museum, an organization which has previously worked alongside the Smithsonian in scholarship and historic preservation,” said Myriam Springuel, Interim Director, Smithsonian Affiliations. “The story of railroading is very much the story of building the foundation of the United States and we are proud to partner with this museum which tells this national story from its beginnings in California. The collections, scholarship and expertise of the Smithsonian will be well matched by those at the California State Railroad Museum; we expect both organizations to benefit a great deal from this collaborative relationship.”