Ghost Tours Begin - October 10
Ghost Tours will run on October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25th from 6:30PM to 9:00PM departing every half hour. Visit the Ghost Tours Page for more information.
Sacramento Archives Crawl- October 11
Visit our friends at the Center for Sacramento History at the fourth annual Sacramento Archives Crawl. Participants will “crawl” between four host locations, all located within downtown Sacramento. At the four locations, the public can view archival collections on display and take behind-the-scenes tours. The event is free to the public. Please click here for more information.
New Docent Training - October 20-23
Do you like history and working with the public? We have a great opportunity for you! The Sacramento History Museum is looking for new docents. Museum docents serve as the bridge between the public and the local history that the museum displays. Docents provide tours, educational programming, and assist with special events . This is a great program for high school and college students, those that are retired, or simply people with flexible schedules. Applicants should be comfortable talking to the public and working with diverse groups ranging from older adults to elementary-aged children. We require a year-long commitment and a minimum of 15 hours. Typical shifts are three to four hours in length and Monday – Friday, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
Our next training class will take place October 20-23, 2014. All interested applicants should fill out the Volunteer Application (pdf). Please call Kristin Nicholson at 916-808-6896 with any questions!
Honoring Our Past Community Lecture - October 23
Join community members as they discuss the meaning and history of Dia De Los Muertos and honor the Native American community on Thursday, October 23 at the Sacramento History Museum from 6:00PM to 8:30PM.
This event is part of our month-long program, Souls of the City: Dia de los Muertos in Old Sacramento.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration - Saturday, November 1
Finishing off our programs will be a large-scale Dia De Los Muertos celebration in front of the Sacramento History Museum on Saturday, November 1st from 6:00PM to midnight. Featured will be a procession and lighting of altar led by Kalpulli Maquilli Tonatiuh (Aztec Dancers), interactive community altars, pop up art exhibit, family activities, games, calavera face painting, vendors, and a music stage.
History Happy Hour- Thursday, November 6
Kick back with us at the Sacramento History Museum’s fall History Happy Hour! From 6:00PM to 8:00PM, guests 21 and older will enjoy beer, wine and soft drinks. At 7:00PM, a pub style trivia game will reveal the cleverest among us. Winning teams will leave with prizes, and guests will be able to view the museum’s exhibits as well.
This event is free to our members, costs $10 for the general public, and includes two free drink tickets. Tickets are not available in advance; admission is taken at the door.
Period Sewing Workshops and Historic Lectures - November 14-16
A weekend of historical learning and sewing are coming to Old Sacramento! Presented by The Sewing Academy and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation, these programs will help hone skills in historic costume creation. There are fees to attend individual workshops, and registration is required by October 15, 2014. Please visit http://www.thesewingacademy.com/workshops/sacramento/ for more information and for a list of each class.