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Sacramento History Museum to Debut “Trouble In River City” Exhibit

Sacramento History Museum to Debut “Trouble In River City” Exhibit

The Sacramento History Museum is set to debut a new exhibit on Friday, June 28, 2013, titled “Trouble in River City” that chronicles a long-running criminal trial that took place in Sacramento and captivated the nation during the Great Depression. Showcased by fascinating trial transcripts, documents, video, photographs, and interactive elements, the exhibit will investigate the nearly four-month trial that included such sensational elements as faked kidnappings, beatings and media leaks.

Using artifacts, images, and documents from the Center for Sacramento History’s impressive collection, the new exhibit will highlight the intriguing trial that took place in 1935 when 18 farm labor organizers were tried for Criminal Syndicalism – the attempt to overthrow the government by violent means.

20th Annual Law Enforcement "Fallen Officer" Memorial Motorcycle Ride

20th Annual Law Enforcement "Fallen Officer" Memorial Motorcycle Ride

Sutter’s Fort Joins “Farm-to-Fork” Effort & Presents “Feast at the Fort”

Sutter’s Fort Joins “Farm-to-Fork” Effort & Presents “Feast at the Fort”

To the delight of history enthusiasts and food and wine lovers throughout the region, Friends of Sutter’s Fort is proud to present a unique culinary experience -- “Feast at the Fort” -- on Saturday evening, September 21, 2013.  Now part of the city-wide “Farm-to-Fork” effort, this is the fourth year for this signature event held at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP).  With KFBK News Anchor Kitty O’Neal as celebrity emcee for the evening, “Feast at the Fort” guests will enjoy a delicious four-course, sit-down dinner prepared by Sacramento’s top chefs amid a beautiful evening setting inside the historic walls of Sutter’s Fort SHP.  As a special treat and given John Sutter imported Mexican chocolate for enjoyment at the Fort, the theme for the event this year is “cooking with chocolate.”  Guests will delight in a menu of newly-created and history-inspired recipes that showcase chocolate and also incorporate vibrant local ingredients. 

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Lively, Fun & Free, “Time Travel Weekends” Street Theater Resumes in Old Sacramento on June 29

Lively, Fun & Free, “Time Travel Weekends” Street Theater Resumes in Old Sacramento on June 29

For the fourth consecutive summer, the fun and free “Time Travel Weekends” historical street theater program will resume in Old Sacramento on Saturday, June 29, and continue on Saturdays and Sundays through August 25, 2013.  To the delight of guests near and far, the lively program takes Old Sacramento visitors on a trip to the 1800's with hilarious street theater, exciting parades, interactive craft activities for children and knee-slapping shows in the Eagle Theatre.  Offered on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the continuing program is designed to bring a lively and theatrical flair to the streets of Old Sacramento, reflecting the exciting atmosphere and character of the early gold mining period. 

20th Annual Sacramento Law Enforcement "Fallen Officer" Memorial Motorcycle Run

 

PRE-PARTY: FRIDAY JULY 26TH

 Harley Davidson of Sacramento, 1000 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Sac Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Rider Autograph Session

EVENT: SATURDAY JULY 27TH

500 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815 (Woodlake Park)

Railroad Museum Celebrates “Diesels & Dads”On Father’s Day Weekend

Railroad Museum Celebrates “Diesels & Dads”On Father’s Day Weekend

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are gearing up to celebrate “Diesels and Dads” on Father’s Day weekend – June 15 & 16 -- by operating two visually-exciting and gracefully-styled diesel locomotives as part of the popular weekend excursion train rides on the Museum’s Sacramento Southern Railroad.  These brightly painted diesels -- Western Pacific No. 913 and Southern Pacific “Daylight” No. 6051 -- will pull the excursion trains both Saturday and Sunday on Father’s Day weekend.   These eye-catching and classic streamlined locomotives are representative of the so-called “First Generation” of diesel-electric locomotives which replaced steam engines all across American during the 1940s and 1950s.

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

As part of an ongoing focus to provide high-energy, interactive and educational activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to present a special “Hands on History: War in California!” event on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Stepping back in time to 1846, the Fort will re-visit a time when Mexican California was in a continuous state of political unrest and threats from foreign powers were a constant menace. The English Navy was anxious to have a good seaport on the Pacific Coast and kept warships in the area; French emissaries had approached John Sutter for an alliance; United State President James Polk was espousing the concept of “Manifest destiny” and the dream that the U.S.