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Capital District Media Releases

November

Railroad Museum & Foundation to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 2019
Railroad Museum Foundation CEO Cheryl Marcell Named to Serve on Prestigious
HeritageRail Alliance Board of Directors

Historic 1920s Rotary Snowplow & Compelling “Snowbound in the Sierra” Exhibit Return for a Limited Time at the Railroad Museum

October

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas on December 8
Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: The Donner Party and Westward Migration” on November 17

Railroad Museum to Honor Military Veterans with Complimentary Excursion Train Rides &
Museum Admission on Veterans Day

Railtown 1897 to Honor Military Veterans with Complimentary Train Rides & Park Admission on Veterans Day

September

Iconic Walls of Sutter’s Fort to Take Center Stage during Sacramento Stop of “Light Art Grand Tour USA”
Friends of Sutter’s Fort Proudly Presents a Family-Friendly Experience “The Haunted Fort” On October 20 & 27

Railtown 1897 Presents “Tricks, Treats & Train Rides,” A Safe, Fun and Family-Friendly Event

Railtown 1897 Presents “Tales of the Roundhouse” with Lantern-Lit Haunted Tours & Steam Train Ride

Railtown 1897 Offers Festive & Fun THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Experiences this Holiday Season Tickets on Sale October 12 for Award-Winning Train Rides That Begin November 23

Railtown 1897 Celebrates Autumn With Special Apple Harvest Activities on October 6

All Aboard for Story Time with a Spirited and Fun Mad Scientist on Monday, October 1

Sutter’s Fort to Present Special “Hands on History: Frontier Farm-to-Fork” Event on September 15

Railtown 1897 Proudly Presents 5th Annual “Working on the Railroad” Celebration on September 15

Delightful Not Frightful “Spookomotive” Train Rides To Treat Passengers All Four Weekends in October

Railtown 1897 Offers “Harvest Haunt Express” Train Rides Every Weekend in October

August

California State Railroad Museum Foundation Proudly Supports Farm-to-Fork Initiative & Offers Two
VIP Cocktail Train Ride Experiences

Railtown 1897 Goes Hollywood with Special “Robbery on the Rails” Train Ride Experiences Over Labor Day Weekend

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend by Riding the Rails on the Sacramento Southern Railroad

Railroad Museum Encourages Interested Volunteers to Attend Special Open House on September 8

Sutter’s Fort to Present Special “Hands on History: S.T.E.A.M.” Event to Inspire Creativity, Innovation & Problem-Solving

Railroad Museum Selected as Venue for Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s First-Ever “Conversations West 2018” Regional Conference 

July

Railroad Museum Celebrates Toy Train Month with Special Collection of Pre-War Trains & Accessories
Railtown 1897 Calls Out for Volunteers to Help with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Experience This Holiday Season

Railtown 1897 Supports the Community & Local Law Enforcement by Offering Free Admission, Train Rides & More on National Night Out – August 7

All Aboard for Story Time with Entertaining Local Musician Charles Hurley on Monday, July 16

June

Sutter’s Fort to Focus on Fun & Games with a Summertime “Hands on History” Evening Edition
Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 16

Railtown 1897 Announces Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays this Summer Plus, Popular Story Time & Jr. Ranger Activities are Available for Kids

Railtown 1897 to Give Dads the Star Treatment with Train Rides Behind the “Movie Star Locomotive” on Father’s Day

May

Railroad Museum to Dazzle & Delight during a “BIG Weekend of Small Trains” on Father’s Day Weekend
Railtown 1897 Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend In Rail-Related Style

Railroad Museum to Present a Special “Beebe and Clegg” Presentation & Book Signing on May 19

Railroad Museum to Present Suspenseful New Exhibit “Death Valley Scotty’s Race for Glory” on May 18

April

Railtown 1897 Celebrates Moms on Mother’s Day
Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Celebrate Community” on May 19

Friends of Sutter’s Fort to Present Deliciously Delightful “Tour by Chocolate” Evening Event on May 12 Walking Tour Offers Unique Mother’s Day Weekend Experience

All Aboard for Story Time with Front Street Animal Shelter Special Guests & Furry Friends on Monday, April 30

March

Calling All Trivia Fans… Railroad Museum to Present a Series of Five Off the Rails: Happy Hour & Trivia Night After-Hour Events
Sutter’s Fort Recreates California’s First Mall for A Three-Day Shop Traders’ Faire Event & Plans a Special “InstaMeet” on Final Day

Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train Tickets on Sale Now for Two Weekends Only: April 21, 22, 28 & 29

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World Winners Selected by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art

Railroad Museum Encourages Interested Volunteers to Attend Special Open House on April 14

Railtown 1897 Celebrates Easter with Egg Hunt, Train Rides, Visit by the Easter Bunny & More!

Railtown 1897 Resumes Excursion Train Ride Season with FREE Rides & Special Festivities on Opening Weekend 

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Frontier Survival Skills” on March 17

February

Railroad Museum to Present “Trains & Tripods” Live Learning Photography Seminar & Workshop 
Offering the Only Authentic & Historic Train Ride Experience in the Sacramento Area, the 35th Season of Weekend Excursion Train Rides Resume on April 7 & 8

Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides On the Sacramento Southern Railroad Weekday Train Rides Available on Tuesdays through April

January

Railroad Museum to Showcase Historic 1920s Rotary Snowplow & Debut All-New “Snowbound in the Sierra” Exhibit Starting January 29
All Aboard for Story Time with FOX40 Meteorologist Darren Peck on Monday, January 29
 
Railtown 1897 Seeks Interested Volunteers & Hosts Special Open House on January 20

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Catch Gold Fever” on January 20