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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November 12, 2015


The Sacramento History Alliance’s Annual Holiday Donation Drive is back! The Sacramento History Museum and the Center for Sacramento History are proud to support the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento this holiday season. We will be accepting donations through December 20 at either location.

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December 12, 2015


Living History re-enactors celebrate a traditional Victorian holiday at their annual Holiday Ball.  After the Ball, join us outside the Sacramento History Museum as we greet the famous Pony Express Riders!

It’s fun for the whole family!

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