National Train Day: Saturday, May 11
The Sacramento History Museum and the California State Railroad Museum will offer FREE ADMISSION on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in celebration of National Train Day. For this one-day-only event, visitors will receive free admission to the two museums and enjoy special National Train Day activities as well. Visitors to the Railroad Museum will experience an abundance of visually-enticing and hands-on options inside and outside the museum. Don’t miss the rail-related fun!
Pacific Rim Festival: Sunday, May 19
For the 21st year in a row, Sacramento residents will once again gather in celebration of our community’s vibrant cultural heritage at the Pacific Rim Festival. The event will take place from 10:00AM to 5:00PM in Old Sacramento and will feature live performances of music and dance, food trucks, arts and craft vendors, and family-friendly activities for all to enjoy. Please visit www.PacificRimStreetFest.com for more information.
Sacramento Music Festival: Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27
The sounds of swing will once again fill the streets of Old Sacramento at this year’s Sacramento Music Festival. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the festival brings musicians and bands from near and far to entertain the crowds that flock to the area for the four day event over Memorial Day weekend. Old Sacramento will host over a dozen performance venues, with musical styles ranging from jazz and blues to rock and mariachi.
One not-to-be-missed event during the festival will be the traditional parade on Saturday, May 25 at 10:00AM. The members of our Old Sacramento Living History Program will proudly march down the streets of Old Sac in full nineteenth century period garb. Join us for this great way to kick off the summer season! Please visit www.SacMusicFest.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
New Exhibit Opens: Thursday, June 27
The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation, along with the Center for Sacramento History, is proud to announce a new exhibit opening at the Sacramento History Museum this summer. Trouble in River City will explore the 1935 criminal trial that captivated the nation as seventeen farm labor organizers were arrested and tried in Sacramento for alleged attempts to overthrow the government. Through artifacts, photographs, video, and interactive displays, the trial will unfold and bring to light issues of poverty, homelessness, joblessness, and the plight of the agricultural worker in 1930s California. Trouble in River City will open June 27, 2013.