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Final weekend to visit “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit at Auto Museum

Final weekend to visit “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit at Auto Museum

It’s time to race in to see the “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit that ends this Sunday, February 19 at the California Automobile Museum. The visually exciting exhibit shows how powerful, fast and flashy motorcycles have left enduring tracks on California’s vehicular history and are an integral part of the very culture of the Golden State.

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” on 2/18

Sutter’s Fort to present  “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” on 2/18

Continuing a series of popular, interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” event on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls, gates and blacksmith shop plus have the opportunity to step back in time to the 1840s to understand the two different ways emigrants originally came to California -- by land or by sea -- while sharing the unique challenges they faced and what daily life was like during their journeys. In fact, Sutter’s Fort was once home to sailors who “jumped ship,” trappers who became overland trail guides because of the failing fur trade, wagon train parties looking for a new life, and soldiers who served in the Mexican-American War and whose services were terminated in California – 3,000 miles from their homes in the east. 

"Images in Sound"

"Images in Sound"

African-American History

African-American History

Like our first Governor, some folks didn't want any African-Americans in the state, either slaves or freemen. But the Governor moved away, while the African-Americans stayed and helped contribute to the state's founding, surviving prejudice and hardship by banding together to create a lasting community. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Center for Sacramento History Presents Black History Month Speaker Series Event on 2/9

Center for Sacramento History Presents Black History Month Speaker Series Event on 2/9

The Center for Sacramento History, in association with the Sacramento History Alliance, is proud to present a special Black History Month Speaker Series event – Sweet Freedom’s Plains: African Americans on the Overland Trails, 1841-1869 on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd). Historian and CSUS Emerita Professor Shirley Ann Wilson Moore will speak about her recently published book on the westward migration story of black pioneers.  Advance tickets are $15 each and available online only at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org.  With limited seating available, tickets are expected to sell out quickly. 
 

Aerospace Museum to present Leonardo da Vinci “Machines in Motion” international traveling exhibit

Aerospace Museum to present Leonardo da Vinci “Machines in Motion” international traveling exhibit

The Aerospace Museum of California is proud to present a dramatic, interactive and world-class Leonardo da Vinci “Machines in Motion” international traveling exhibit that will be on display for the first time in California starting on February 6, 2017.  Forty machine replicas will be part of the impressive exhibit that will occupy nearly 9,000-square foot of space inside the spacious Museum. In order to install the new exhibition, the Aerospace Museum will be closed to the public beginning January 28 and will re-open on February 6.* The dynamic “Machines in Motion” exhibit will remain on display at the Aerospace Museum through September 7, 2017.

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” on January 21

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” on January 21

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” event on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.