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Sacramento Museums Honor Veterans with Special Events & Activities in November

Sacramento Museums Honor Veterans with Special Events & Activities in November

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 November, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering special Veteran’s Day related events and activities, including:

Free Museum Admission for Veterans at Maidu Museum & Historic Site – November 6-15
From November 6 to 15, all veterans can enjoy free admission to the Maidu Museum & Historic Site. And, showing daily at 2 p.m. is a one-hour documentary featuring three Northern California Native American veterans that is titled “Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of WWII”.  For more, visit www.roseville.ca.us/indianmuseum

Sac State presents Che Guevara play

Sac State presents Che Guevara play

State Indian Museum Presents Basket Weaving Demonstrations this Saturday!

State Indian Museum Presents Basket Weaving Demonstrations this Saturday!

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the State Indian Museum is pleased to present a full day of special California Indian Basket Weaving Demonstrations on Saturday, November 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Guests will enjoy watching Native weavers as they demonstrate how to use a variety of materials and techniques, and also share stories in a day long showcase of basketry art.  This is a rare opportunity to observe and learn from the masters; special guest weavers include Dixie Rogers, Karuk; Diana Almandariz, Ardith Read and (new this year!) Susan Billie, Hopland Band of Pomo Indians; and Kathy Wallace – Yurok/Karuk Member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe.

For more information about this event or other activities happening at the State Indian Museum, call 916-324-8112 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum

Sutter's Fort Presents "The Haunted Fort" this Weekend!

Sutter's Fort Presents "The Haunted Fort" this Weekend!
Looking for something ghoulishly unique to do this Halloween?  For a spirited good time, check out the fourth annual “The Haunted Fort” at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) this Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Back by popular demand, the historic site will offer special lantern-lit guided tours -- for two evenings only – that are based in fact but with a decidedly creepy twist.  Sutter’s Fort SHP was once a portal for weary pioneers and served as the gateway to their restless spirits, who return to tell the tales of their lives and melancholy deaths at this special family-friendly event.

Governor's Mansion Presents "Mansion After Dark" this Weekend!

Governor's Mansion Presents "Mansion After Dark" this Weekend!

If you’re looking for safe, spooky and fun alternatives to trick-or-treating this Halloween, consider visiting the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) for “Mansion After Dark” self-guided tours on Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.