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Railroad Museum to present suspenseful new exhibit “Death Valley Scotty’s Race for Glory”

Railroad Museum to present suspenseful new exhibit “Death Valley Scotty’s Race for Glory”

The California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to present a special, limited-time exhibit titled “Death Valley Scotty’s Race for Glory” on Friday, May 18, 2018. The exhibit relates the suspenseful and thrilling story of Death Valley Scotty’s record-breaking, high speed trip from Los Angeles to Chicago in 1905. As a dramatic centerpiece to this interpretive and inspiring exhibit, a massive steam locomotive used during the feat – Santa Fe’s No. 1010 – will be on public display. The historic locomotive No. 1010, part of the Museum’s impressive collection, was last displayed in the Museum in the 1990s. Since that time, No. 1010 has been stored and maintained in the nearby Railyard Shops. 

 

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Celebrate Community”

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Celebrate Community”

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to present a special “Hands on History: Celebrate Community” event on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Midtown Sacramento offers inspired artwork, hands-on activities & more during 2nd Saturday on May 12

Midtown Sacramento offers inspired artwork, hands-on activities & more during 2nd Saturday on May 12

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, May 12, 2018, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following: 

Romance & Roses

Romance & Roses

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Come walk through pathways covered in roses while you hear tales of love in years gone-by. Costumed docents and actors will tell about how couples met and how they died, and recount legends about roses, the symbol of love. Bring somebody you love, breathe in the perfume of the roses around you, and enjoy a lovely evening in our award-winning Historic Rose Garden in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at https://romanceroses.bpt.me/. No tickets will be sold at the gate. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Midtown Sacramento offers vibrant & lively 2nd Saturday Art Walk stops on April 14

Midtown Sacramento offers vibrant & lively 2nd Saturday Art Walk stops on April 14

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, April 14, 2018, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following: 

 

First-Ever Photography Month Sacramento to highlight 60+ events, activities & exhibits in April

First-Ever Photography Month Sacramento to highlight 60+ events, activities & exhibits in April

Proudly led by Viewpoint Photographic Art Center – a non-profit organization located in Midtown Sacramento – in collaboration with many partners including the City of Sacramento, the community’s first-ever Photography Month Sacramento is scheduled for the entire month of April. With more than 60 events, activities and exhibits scheduled thus far (and counting!), Photography Month Sacramento is designed to celebrate the visual arts while creating an accessible and visually-exciting collective experience that brings people together. Plus, official opening and closing receptions have been announced and are planned as follows:

 

Photography Month Sacramento Opening Reception

Thursday, 4/5 at 5:30 p.m. 

Local museums celebrate photography month Sacramento with special events, activities & more

Local museums celebrate photography month Sacramento with special events, activities & more

The thriving local museum community is proud to celebrate the first-ever Photography Month Sacramento happening in April 2018 with a variety of special exhibits, events, activities and more. Photography Month Sacramento is being led by Viewpoint Photographic Art Center – a non-profit organization located in Midtown Sacramento – in collaboration with many partners including the City of Sacramento.

While additional events and activities continue to be added, below is a sampling of a variety of exciting ways Sacramento Area Museums (SAM) members are planning to spotlight the special month-long effort: 

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