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California State Railroad Museum: California State Parks, 150 Years

Jul 22, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Dozens of historic artifacts and photographs illustrate the beauty and majesty of California’s state parks in this exhibition, which marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s signing of the landmark 1864 Yosemite Grant Act—the nation’s first land grant to protect areas for public use and preservation. 

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California State Fair

Jul 22, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

From deep-fried eats to high-flying rides, a host of festivities return to Cal Expo for the 161st year of this annual California tradition, which will once again celebrate the Golden State’s massive agriculture industry, powerhouse economy and cultural diversity. This year, dig into California’s farm-to-fork heritage and learn about water conservation at a 3-acre garden, watch...

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Time Travel Weekends

Jul 22, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

Bandits, miners, merchants, suffragettes and other characters will roam Old Town’s streets throughout summer as a part of the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation’s annual free street theater program. Look for period-attired actors and docents offering old-fashioned crafts and performing stage shows at various historic venues like the Eagle Theatre, a reconstructed version of the...

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South Pacific

Jul 22, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This classic Rodgers and Hammerstein show, which features beloved tunes like “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” and “Bali Ha’i,” continues the Music Circus’ 64th season. Based on James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific, the sweeping musical recounts the...

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California State Railroad Museum: Journey Stories

Jul 22, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

This Smithsonian exhibit, which makes its touring debut at the California State Railroad Museum, examines how the early settlers migrated to and traveled within the United States in search of a better life and new economic opportunities through a collection of vintage photographs, paintings and artifacts. The railroad museum’s collection of colorful archival California travel posters...

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Crocker Art Museum: African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond

Jul 22, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Culled from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this survey of 100 paintings, sculptures and photographs makes its sole West Coast appearance in Sacramento and features the work of 20th-century African-American masters such as Jacob Lawrence; Alma Thomas, the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art; and...

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Crocker Art Museum: “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts

Jul 22, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This traveling exhibit, which makes its final stop at the Crocker, explores two centuries of the technical development and cultural heritage of female quilt makers. The collection on display includes more than 30 quilts, all of which were crafted by women between the late 1700s and mid-1900s. 

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The California Museum: Sacrament: Homage to a River

Jul 22, 2014 - Oct 2, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This exhibit featuring the photography of Geoff Fricker—whose work is included in the permanent collections of institutions like the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Oakland Museum of California—portrays the beauty, ecology and economic importance of the Sacramento River through a variety of black-and-white photos of locations around the mighty waterway, including the...

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California Automobile Museum: Selling the Dream: Sacramento’s Early Car Dealers

Jul 22, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

This exhibit traces the history and influence of the Sacramento region’s first major car dealers such as downtown’s W.I. Elliott Co. and Arnold Brothers through a display of cars dating back to the early 1900s, as well as historic photographs and advertisements from the businesses. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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The California Museum: Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

Jul 22, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Get the dirt on the evolutionary history, chemical components and global importance of soil at this Smithsonian exhibition, which includes a variety of soil samples and displays detailing how organisms affect and utilize the earthy substance. Hours are Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun. from noon-5 p.m. 

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