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Aerospace Museum to present Leonardo da Vinci “Machines in Motion” international traveling exhibit

Aerospace Museum to present Leonardo da Vinci “Machines in Motion” international traveling exhibit

The Aerospace Museum of California is proud to present a dramatic, interactive and world-class Leonardo da Vinci “Machines in Motion” international traveling exhibit that will be on display for the first time in California starting on February 6, 2017.  Forty machine replicas will be part of the impressive exhibit that will occupy nearly 9,000-square foot of space inside the spacious Museum. In order to install the new exhibition, the Aerospace Museum will be closed to the public beginning January 28 and will re-open on February 6.* The dynamic “Machines in Motion” exhibit will remain on display at the Aerospace Museum through September 7, 2017.

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” on January 21

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” on January 21

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” event on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

U.S. Veteran Artist Show At High Hand Art Gallery

High Hand Gallery is pleased to announce a very special show. January 8th - February 26th we will be featuring a UNITED STATES VETERANS' ART SHOW. Featuring the art of 15 unique artists, this promises to be a really great show. There will be an opening reception January 8th 1-3pm at High Hand Gallery.

From across the pond

From across the pond

Railroad Museum enhances guest experience with reopening of Central Pacific Passenger Station

Railroad Museum enhances guest experience with reopening of Central Pacific Passenger Station

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are pleased to announce the public reopening of the Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station located on Front Street in Old Sacramento State Historic Park. Reconstructed 40 years ago as a re-creation of the original building as it appeared in 1876, the historic passenger station has been closed to the public for approximately 10 years. During that time, however, the Passenger Station has remained in active use as a housing area for the Museum’s rolling stock, overnight storage for locomotives and railroad equipment and periodically as the site for special events and educational programs. Effective immediately, an admission ticket to the California State Railroad Museum grants access to both the Museum and the Passenger Station and vice versa (tickets can be purchased at either location).

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with Sol Collective & the Sacramento History Museum

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with Sol Collective & the Sacramento History Museum

Sol Collective and the Sacramento History Museum have teamed up to present a series of the 5th Annual “Souls of the City” Dia De Los Muertos events and activities that take place in October and culminate on November 5, 2016. The annual tradition -- a national holiday in Mexico – is showcased by friends and families building elaborate altars to honor loved ones who have died then gathering in remembrance and celebration.

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for 6th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl”

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for 6th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl”

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 6th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is A Thirst for History.  Showcasing historic treasures from 25 Northern California institutions, numerous special artifacts will be on public display for one-day-only at four host locations, including the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library.