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Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is Now Hiring for Underground Tour Guides

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is Now Hiring for Underground Tour Guides

Looking for an interactive, engaging and fun part-time job in 2015? The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) is currently accepting applications for paid tour guide positions for its popular Old Sacramento Underground tour program that will resume on April 4, 2015.    

HOSF is looking to fill a minimum of four paid tour guide positions to staff the coveted Old Sacramento Underground tour program, which will start its sixth consecutive season in 2015.  The underground tour program takes visitors into the city’s underground and hollow sidewalk areas created when the streets were raised in the 1860s and 1870s due to devastating floods.  

Sutter's Fort "Hands On History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas" on 12/13!

Sutter's Fort "Hands On History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas" on 12/13!

To help get Fort visitors in a festive holiday spirit, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas” event on Saturday, December 13. 

In John Sutter’s day, people from around the world passed through the gates of Sutter’s Fort, each with their own customs and traditions for the holiday season.  On this special day in December, friends and families are encouraged to visit the Fort to step back in time to holidays past and enjoy docents in period attire as they interpret and demonstrate a variety of early holiday traditions and cultural activities similar to what early emigrants did in the 1840s.  Entertaining vignettes will be set up that showcase a few of the diverse holiday scenes that will include food, music, decorations and other holiday traditions. 

Sacramento Area Museums Get Into the Holiday Spirit in December!

Sacramento Area Museums Get Into the  Holiday Spirit in December!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In December, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring a number of holiday-related events and activities, a few of which include the following:

Gingerbread Holiday at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum -- 12/5 thru 12/21

The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with the "Macy's Theatre of Lights”!

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and FREE "Macy's Theatre of Lights" performances return on Wednesday evening, November 26, following an official tree lighting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. The 2014 "Macy's Theatre of Lights" is proudly sponsored by Bank of America and presented by the Old Sacramento Business Association (OSBA) in cooperation with Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF), the City of Sacramento Department of Convention and Cultural Services, and Old Sacramento merchants and small business owners. 

Famed artist Lawrence Argent speaking at Crocker Museum this Wednesday night

Famed artist Lawrence Argent speaking at Crocker Museum this Wednesday night

WHAT: Lawrence Argent, famed artist best known for Leap, the much photographed “red rabbit” prominently featured atop the escalators in Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport, will speak at the Crocker Art Museum, November 5, 7:00 p.m. Argent’s presentation will take place in conjunction with an exhibition at the Temp Gallery, 1616 Del Paso Blvd, featuring public artists, from November 6 – 23. More details are available at www.tempartgallery.com.

The exhibition salutes the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission’s Public Art Program and recognizes three artists who have created iconic public artworks in the County. The exhibition is titled, “Art for Everyone: a tribute to Sacramento’s collection of public art” and features work by Lawrence Argent, Stephen Kaltenbach, and Gerald Walburg.

Top 3 Sacramento Halloween Parties 2014

Top 3 Sacramento Halloween Parties 2014

By Laura Braden

Halloween is on a FRIDAY this year, meaning if you haven’t confirmed your plans yet, you need to get on it! Here’s my top three choices for spooky soirees on Sacramento’s grid…... Read More