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December


Railroad Museum to Debut Creative Exhibit Titled “Sculpture With a RE-Purpose” on December 19
Community Encouraged to Visit Governor’s Mansion Before Historic Treasure Closes for Renovations in 2015

November


Railroad Museum to Debut New Exhibit Titled: “See That Lonesome Whistle Blow” on November 21

October


State Indian Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Series of Special Events & Activities in November
Railroad Museum Offers Complimentary Train Rides and Museum Admission for Veterans & Active Military Personnel on November 11
Railtown 1897 Offers Two More Weekends of Popular “Harvest Haunt Express” Train Rides

September


Whimsically-Decorated “Spookomotive” Trains To Treat Old Sacramento Visitors for Three Weekends in October
Railtown 1897 Offers Two More Behind-the-Scenes Shop Tours in 2014
Railroad Museum’s Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “Journey Stories” to End Soon but Nostalgic Railroad Travel Poster Exhibit to Continue through May 2015
Sutter’s Fort Mobile Living History Unit Will Soon Set up Camp in Red Bluff & Colusa

August


All Aboard…from Farm-to-Fork! Railroad Museum & Sprouts Farmers Market to Showcase the Deep Roots of Railroads & Agriculture
Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers
Railtown 1897 Announces “Working on the Railroad – A Celebration of Sierra Railway Workers” on September 20
Railroad Museum Celebrates 10 Years of Small Wonders Exhibit and Names August as Toy Train Month
Say Cheese! Sutter’s Fort to Delight Foodies & History Enthusiasts During 5th Annual “Feast at the Fort” on September 20

July


Sutter’s Fort Commemorates 175 Years With Special “Hands on History” Activities on August 16
All Aboard! Railtown 1897 Offers Excursion Train Rides & Live Music Over Labor Day Weekend

June


Railtown 1897 Introduces Unique “Crew for a Day” Program
Railtown 1897 Celebrates 4th of July Extended Holiday with Live Music & Memorable Train Rides!
Railtown 1897 Announces Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August
Railroad Museum First in California to Debut Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition “Journey Stories” on June 21

May


Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World Chosen by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art
State Indian Museum Celebrates Native California Heritage With “Gathering of Honored Elders” Event
Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit With Music Inside Museum, Aboard Trains & Offers Free Admission to Sacramento Music Festival Badge Holders
Railroad Museum & History Museum Open until 8 p.m. Thursday Evenings This Summer!
Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers
All Aboard! Excursion Trains are Running Memorial Day Weekend at Railtown 1897
Complete with Spectacular Locomotives on Special Display, Railroad Museum to Celebrate National Train Day on May 10

April


Railtown 1897 Gives Moms the Star Treatment on Mother’s Day With Train Rides Behind Sierra No. 3 and Complimentary Commemorative Chocolate Bars
Railtown 1897 Celebrates Railroading As Part of “National Train Day” on May 10!

March


Ready, Set, Shop...Two Capital Area Historic Parks Unite to Host Annual Artisan Shopping Weekend

February


With Train Rides Behind the Historic Sierra No. 3 All Weekend, Railtown 1897 Steam Train Operating Season Begins on Saturday, April 5
Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Wildflower Train Behind the Famous Sierra No. 3!
Railroad Museum Announces Special “Diesel Days” April through September
Looking for Fun Local Excursions? Old Sacramento has Just the Ticket...Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours Resume on April 5 & 6!
Railtown 1897 Offers Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Work Underway During Special “Roundhouse Day”
Grand Central: An American Treasure to Premiere at Railroad Museum on February 22

January


Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad
Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers in 2014!

2013

Railroad Museum to Debut Compelling New Exhibit Titled “California State Parks, 150 Years” on December 21
Railroad Museum to Showcase a Family-Favorite “Small Train Holiday” on November 29 & 30
Railroad Museum Offers Complimentary Train Rides and Museum Admission for Veterans & Active Military Personnel on November 11
Railroad Museum to Debut Imaginative New Exhibit Titled "Welded Workers and Fused Faces" Opens November 8
Governor Brown to Help Light Up the Night at Governor’s Mansion on November 4
State Indian Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Series of Special Events & Activities in November
Advance Tickets on Sale Now for Holiday-Themed Train Rides With Santa at Railtown 1897
Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers!
Railtown 1897 Offers Popular “Harvest Haunt Express” Train Rides in October
Whimsically-Decorated “Spookomotive” Trains To Treat Old Sacramento Visitors for Three Weekends in October
Sutter’s Fort Mobile Living History Unit Sets up Camp in Red Bluff & Colusa in Early October
Railroad Museum Presents 2nd Annual “Ales on the Rails” Sunset Train Ride – October 5!
Six Local Museums to Offer Free Admission to Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live!” Ticket Holders on 9/28
Railtown 1897 Offers a Special Mark Twain Train Ride Behind Sierra No. 3 on September 21

2013 (continued)

Historic Locomotive Repairs Begin at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
All Aboard! Railtown 1897 Offers Train Rides Behind Sierra No. 3 All Labor Day Weekend
Sutter’s Fort Tempts the Palates of Foodies Everywhere With a Savory & Sweet Chocolate Theme for “Feast at the Fort” on September 21
Major Renovation Project Underway For Sutter’s Fort Historic Central Building
Railroad Museum Presents Special “Diesel Days” in July, August & September
Round-Trip Shuttle Service Now Available from Railroad Museum to Sacramento Zoo on Weekends This Summer
Railroad Museum to Debut Powerful New Exhibit Titled “Double Exposure” Opening September 14
Sutter’s Fort Joins “Farm-to-Fork” Effort & Presents “Feast at the Fort” on September 21
Lively, Fun & Free, “Time Travel Weekends” Street Theater Resumes in Old Sacramento on June 29
2nd Annual “Spotlight on Railtown” Evening Fundraiser Scheduled for Saturday, July 20
Railtown 1897 Presents Popular “Singing Rails” Railroad Music Festival on August 3
Sonora Photo Club to Present Photo “In Train View” Photo Exhibit at Railtown 1897 through Labor Day
Railtown 1897 Celebrates 4th of July Extended Holiday with Live Music & Rides Behind Sierra No.3!
Railtown 1897 Announces Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays July 10 through August 28
Railroad Museum Celebrates “Diesels & Dads” On Father’s Day Weekend - June 15 & 16
Railtown 1897 to Give Dads the Star Treatment on Father’s Day With Train Rides Behind Sierra No. 3 and Complimentary Commemorative Chocolate Bars
State Indian Museum Celebrates Native California Heritage With “Gathering of Honored Elders” Event
Railroad Museum Calls Out for Summer Volunteers!
Railroad Museum Celebrates Summer With Special “Ales on the Rails” Sunset Train Ride – June 8
All Aboard! Excursion Trains are Running Memorial Day Weekend at Railtown 1897
Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit With Music Aboard Trains & Free Admission to Sacramento Music Festival Badge Holders
Celebrate National Train Day at the California State Railroad Museum – May 11

2013 (continued)

Railtown 1897 Gives Moms the Star Treatment on Mother’s Day With Train Rides Behind Sierra No. 3 and Complimentary Commemorative Chocolate Bars
After Major Rehabilitation, Railroad Museum Returns Heavy Duty 80-Foot Turntable to Service
Railtown 1897 Celebrates Railroading As Part of “National Train Day” on May 11!
Governor’s Mansion Presents “The Magic of Spring, A Garden Affair” on May 18
Railroad Museum to Debut Final Phase of Popular Fruit Crate Art When “Pick Me! A Bumper Crop from the Pacific Coast” Exhibit Opens May 1
Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Wildflower Train Behind the Famous Sierra No. 3!
Railtown 1897 Offers Behind-the-Scenes Shop Tours On Tuesday Mornings Beginning March 26

Ready, Set, Shop...Two Capital District Historic Parks Unite to Host Annual Artisan Shopping Weekend
With Train Rides Behind the Historic Sierra No. 3 All Weekend, Railtown 1897 Steam Train Operating Season Begins on Saturday, April 6
All Aboard! Railroad Museum to Resume Weekend Excursion Train Rides in Old Sacramento Beginning April 6-7
Sutter’s Fort Recognizes Women’s History Month With Historian Cheryl Stapp as Special Guest During “Hands on History” Event on March 16
Railroad Museum Visitors are in for a Visual Treat With Debut of “Sweet Stop: Mike Kotowski’s Sugar Cane Trains of Hawaii” Exhibit - March 12
California State Capitol Museum Showcases “Contemporary Native American Art” Exhibit
Railtown 1897 Seeks Interested Volunteers, Hosts Special Open House & Training Program
Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers in 2013!