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Seven Local “Blue Star Museums” Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel This Summer

Seven Local “Blue Star Museums” Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel This Summer

Seven Sacramento area museums will participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day (May 25) through Labor Day (September 7), 2015.  The seven local museums participating in Blue Star Museums include the following:  Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, The California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Fairytale Town, Sacramento Children’s Museum and the Sacramento History Museum.

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit
Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit
05-23-2015 - 05-25-2015
California State Railroad Museum
http://www.csrmf.org/events-exhibits/2015-events-calendar-
Admission: Museum admission: -Adults $10 -Youths (Age 6-17) $5 -Children (Ages 5 and under) & Festival goers Free Train rides: General -Adults $12 -Youths (Ages 6-17) $6 -Children (Ages 5 and under) Free First-class -Adults $20 -Youths (Ages 6-17) $15 -Children (Ages 5 and under)
 
(916) 323-9280 or (916) 445-6645
 
Start Time(s): Sat-Mon 10am-5pm *Train rides Sat & Sun 11am-4pm (on the hour)
Coinciding with the 42nd Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive 
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Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” on 5/16!

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History:  A Community of Many Faces” on 5/16!

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: A Community of Many Faces” event on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The special “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” event will celebrate and honor the richly diverse cultures represented at the Fort.  In fact, the Gold Rush of 1849 brought tens of thousands of people to California from all over the world.  But even before the first gold seekers arrived, Sutter’s Fort was already a melting pot of ethnic, social and cultural diversity.  In the New Helvetia Diary (the daily log book of Sutter’s Fort), there are at least 30 different groups of Native people mentioned as having visited the Fort and/or provided labor for John Sutter.  

Support Sacramento Area Museums During the BIG Day of Giving on May 5!

Support Sacramento Area Museums During the BIG Day of Giving on May 5!

Interested and involved community members are encouraged to support their favorite Sacramento area museums and/or popular destinations during the BIG Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  Presented by GiveLocalNow, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation and Yolo Community Foundation, the BIG Day of Giving is a local initiative designed to increase philanthropy in the Greater Sacramento region.  The fundraising effort will take place from midnight to midnight on that one special day. For those 24 hours, online donations will be accepted through www.bigdayofgiving.org with a goal to inspire and unite our community in supporting hundreds of local nonprofits.

Indian Museum Presents Special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration on May 2

Indian Museum Presents Special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration on May 2

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are pleased to present a special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration with Dixie Rogers, Karuk, on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Museum guests will be mesmerized by watching Dixie as she skillfully demonstrates how to use a variety of materials and techniques while sharing Native stories and showing basket artistry.  

Dixie is a talented and respected basketweaver who served on the California Indian Basketweavers Association Board of Directors and is the great-niece of renowned weaver Florence Harrie who demonstrated her skills at the California State Fair for many years.
 

21st Multicultural Ed Conference is April 25

21st Multicultural Ed Conference is April 25

Sacramento State’s College of Education will host its 21st annual Multicultural Education Conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the University Union under the theme “Identity and Experience: Intersections in Multicultural Education.”... Read More