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Adults-Only History Happy Hour at the Sacramento Children's Museum - 12/17!

Adults-Only History Happy Hour at the Sacramento Children's Museum - 12/17!

Let history make you happy!  The Sacramento Children’s Museum is offering a special adults-only “History Happy Hour” on Wednesday, December 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.  

Interested Museum guests will enjoy wine, beer, coffee, bottled water and light snacks in a pub-like setting while participating in a history-related trivia game that will include fun prizes for the winners.  Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the Children’s Museum.

For more, call 916-638-7225 x 103 or visit www.sackids.org

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is Now Hiring for Underground Tour Guides

Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is Now Hiring for Underground Tour Guides

Looking for an interactive, engaging and fun part-time job in 2015? The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) is currently accepting applications for paid tour guide positions for its popular Old Sacramento Underground tour program that will resume on April 4, 2015.    

HOSF is looking to fill a minimum of four paid tour guide positions to staff the coveted Old Sacramento Underground tour program, which will start its sixth consecutive season in 2015.  The underground tour program takes visitors into the city’s underground and hollow sidewalk areas created when the streets were raised in the 1860s and 1870s due to devastating floods.  

Sutter's Fort "Hands On History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas" on 12/13!

Sutter's Fort "Hands On History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas" on 12/13!

To help get Fort visitors in a festive holiday spirit, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas” event on Saturday, December 13. 

In John Sutter’s day, people from around the world passed through the gates of Sutter’s Fort, each with their own customs and traditions for the holiday season.  On this special day in December, friends and families are encouraged to visit the Fort to step back in time to holidays past and enjoy docents in period attire as they interpret and demonstrate a variety of early holiday traditions and cultural activities similar to what early emigrants did in the 1840s.  Entertaining vignettes will be set up that showcase a few of the diverse holiday scenes that will include food, music, decorations and other holiday traditions. 

Sacramento Area Museums Get Into the Holiday Spirit in December!

Sacramento Area Museums Get Into the  Holiday Spirit in December!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In December, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring a number of holiday-related events and activities, a few of which include the following:

Gingerbread Holiday at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum -- 12/5 thru 12/21

"Holiday Visions!"

"Holiday Visions!"

Come one come all to this family holiday concert entitled "Holiday Visions!" at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast. The Sacramento Symphonic Winds is a 60-piece adult symphonic band conducted by Dr. Les Lehr.  Selections will include White Christmas by Berlin, music and narrations of Peter and the Wolf  by Prokofiev and Tubby the Tuba by Kleinsinger, Carol of the Bells by Leontovich, Christmas Sing-Along by Lovrien, and more! Visit our web site at <http://www.sacwinds.org
 
 
 More info:
 
Concert:  Sacramento Symphonic Winds, a 60-piece symphonic band
Concert Title:  "Holiday Visions!"
Date/Time: Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:30 pm. Doors open at 2 pm

"Holiday Visions!"

"Holiday Visions!"

Come one come all to this family holiday concert entitled "Holiday Visions!" at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast. The Sacramento Symphonic Winds is a 60-piece adult symphonic band conducted by Dr. Les Lehr.  Selections will include White Christmas by Berlin, music and narrations of Peter and the Wolf  by Prokofiev and Tubby the Tuba by Kleinsinger, Carol of the Bells by Leontovich, Christmas Sing-Along by Lovrien, and more! Visit our web site at <http://www.sacwinds.org
 
 
 More info:
 
 Concert:  Sacramento Symphonic Winds, a 60-piece symphonic band
 Concert Title:  "Holiday Visions!"
 
Date/Time: Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:30 pm. Doors open at 2 pm

Sacramento Area Museums Honor Military Veterans With Special Events & Activities in November!

Sacramento Area Museums Honor Military Veterans With Special Events & Activities in November!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In November, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring a number of special events and activities honoring military veterans, a few of which include the following:

Free Admission & Special Activities Honoring Veterans at Maidu Museum -- 11/10, 12 thru 15