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Picture this: Railroad Museum to showcase award-winning photographs from around the world

Picture this: Railroad Museum to showcase award-winning photographs from around the world

Coinciding with the start of the 34th consecutive weekend excursion train ride season on April 1, 2017, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will also debut a new exhibit inside the Museum that showcases the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s 2016 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program. For a new twist on the international competition, the Center split the awards program into two categories: one for recent images made with mobile device cameras, and the other for most evocative photographs of all time. The new two-category format resulted in an incredible array of submissions that included 331 images taken by 141 photographers from more than 30 different states and 10 countries.

State Parks names Chris Rockwell as Librarian for the California for State Railroad Museum Library

State Parks names Chris Rockwell as Librarian for the California for State Railroad Museum Library

California State Parks has named Chris Rockwell as Librarian for the California State Railroad Museum (CSRM) Library & Archives that provides free public access to the Railroad Museum’s impressive and extensive documentary collections. The CSRM Library & Archives serves as a valuable community and industry resource that responds to approximately 5,000 requests per year from a wide range of individuals, including historians, genealogists, writers, students, film makers, members of the legal community as well as from the general public.

Join the fun...March is museum membership month!

Join the fun...March is museum membership month!

Following another successful Sacramento Museum Day – which was attended by nearly 45,000 community members -- the Sacramento Area Museums (SAM) has announced March 2017 as Museum Membership Month!

The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members. Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento area museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife. To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the nearly 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations. A few limited-time offers include the following:

Final weekend to visit “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit at Auto Museum

Final weekend to visit “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit at Auto Museum

It’s time to race in to see the “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit that ends this Sunday, February 19 at the California Automobile Museum. The visually exciting exhibit shows how powerful, fast and flashy motorcycles have left enduring tracks on California’s vehicular history and are an integral part of the very culture of the Golden State.

"Images in Sound"

"Images in Sound"

African-American History

African-American History

Like our first Governor, some folks didn't want any African-Americans in the state, either slaves or freemen. But the Governor moved away, while the African-Americans stayed and helped contribute to the state's founding, surviving prejudice and hardship by banding together to create a lasting community. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Center for Sacramento History Presents Black History Month Speaker Series Event on 2/9

Center for Sacramento History Presents Black History Month Speaker Series Event on 2/9

The Center for Sacramento History, in association with the Sacramento History Alliance, is proud to present a special Black History Month Speaker Series event – Sweet Freedom’s Plains: African Americans on the Overland Trails, 1841-1869 on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd). Historian and CSUS Emerita Professor Shirley Ann Wilson Moore will speak about her recently published book on the westward migration story of black pioneers.  Advance tickets are $15 each and available online only at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org.  With limited seating available, tickets are expected to sell out quickly.