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Friends of Sutter’s Fort partners with B Street to present “The Haunted Fort"

Friends of Sutter’s Fort partners with B Street to present “The Haunted Fort"

Friends of Sutter’s Fort, in partnership with California State Parks and B Street Theatre Company, are proud to present “The Haunted Fort” for two-evenings only on October 27 & 28, 2017, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night. With an enhanced and family-friendly format, guests will have the special opportunity to explore the dimly-lit Fort at night at their own pace, interact with knowledgeable docents in period attire (who will share scary, spooky and sometimes disturbing details of pioneer life in the 1800s), participate in fun and interactive stations set-up throughout the Fort, and also be entertained by a number of talented performers from B Street Theatre Company.

Delightful not frightful…“Spookomotive” trains to treat Old Sacramento visitors in October

Delightful not frightful…“Spookomotive” trains to treat Old Sacramento visitors in October

Back by popular demand, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation will once again offer engaging and entertaining “Spookomotive” train rides for three weekends beginning in mid-October. With VIP First Class train rides also available, “Spookomotive” trains operate hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays beginning the weekend of October 14-15 and continuing on October 21-22 and October 28-29, 2017. Each operating weekend the “Spookomotive” will have a special theme, and the experience includes exciting on board entertainment and a tasty Halloween treat. Train ride guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress up according to the fun weekly themes that include: Superheroes & Villains (October 14-15), Pirates & Princesses (October 21-22) and Witches & Wizards (October 28-29).

 

"Tributes"

"Tributes"

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Wagon’s West”

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History:  Wagon’s West”

Continuing a popular series of fun and interactive “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort will present a special “Hands on History: Wagons West” event on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls, gates and blacksmith shop – along with new restoration efforts underway – plus have the opportunity to step back in time to when Sutter’s Fort was considered as the ultimate destination for thousands of overland emigrants lured by the idea of inexpensive land, rich soil, beautiful weather and boundless opportunity, followed by tens of thousands of fortune seekers in 1849 and 1850 during the Gold Rush.

Railroad Museum welcomes Sac Republic FC Player Adam Moffat on Monday, July 31

Railroad Museum welcomes Sac Republic FC Player Adam Moffat on Monday, July 31

It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with Sacramento Republic FC midfielder Adam Moffat as a celebrity guest reader on Monday, July 31, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum. To the delight of young children and soccer fans alike, Moffat will read the children’s book Thomas and the Big, Big Bridge (Thomas & Friends). Originally from Scotland, Moffat joined Sacramento Republic FC this season bringing with him MLS experience to the wildly popular local professional soccer team.

Local museums offer hands-on booth at the California State Fair

Local museums offer hands-on booth at the California State Fair

Back by popular demand, Sacramento Area Museums (SAM) will offer a fun and interactive booth at the California State Fair (July 14-30, 2017) in an effort to showcase the variety and diversity of offerings available in the region. State Fair guests are invited to imagine, explore and discover more about local museums and destinations at the visually-exciting Sacramento Museums booth that will be located in Building B (southwest corner).

In addition to providing helpful information about the nearly 30 SAM member museums, the Sacramento Museums booth will include a number of hands-on activities every day that include the following:

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