Think about Sacramento’s past and the Gold Rush comes to mind.  But that’s only part of the story.

The Sacramento History Museum is dedicated to Sacramento’s rich and diverse history.  Our galleries and exhibits explore the history and stories of the area’s first inhabitants, the pioneers who settled here during the Gold Rush, life on the farm, and more.  The Museum also features interactive exhibits that bring to life the people and events of Sacramento and its unique place in the history of California and the nation.

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Upcoming Events

May 2, 2015

BIG DAY OF GIVING FAMILY FUN

Join us Saturday, May 2 as we kick off the Big Day of Giving!  We will feature fun-filled family activities, including gold panning and kids crafts!  Bring the whole family and celebrate giving!

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May 5, 2015

BIG DAY OF GIVING

Support the Sacramento History Museum on Tuesday, May 5 as we participate in the Sacramento region’s largest fundraising drive!

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July 6, 2015

HISTORY CAMP

Come join us this summer for our annual History Camp!  History Camp sessions run for one week at a time, with three different camp sessions available.

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September 5, 2015

GOLD RUSH DAYS

The annual Gold Rush Days event is on!  Come watch as the Old Sacramento Historic District is transformed into a scene straight out of the 1850s!

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