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May


All Aboard…Excursion Trains are Running Memorial Day Weekend at Railtown 1897
Railroad Museum to Showcase Automobiles Alongside Locomotives When New “A World on Wheels” Exhibit Debuts on May 26

April


Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” on May 20
Railtown 1897 Celebrates Moms on Mother’s Day 

Railroad Museum Encourages Interested Volunteers to Attend Special Open House on May 13

Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on May 12-13

All Aboard for Story Time With Michael Marks “Your Produce Man” on Monday, May 1

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

March


Ready, Set, Shop! Sutter’s Fort Recreates California’s First Mall For Special Traders’ Faire - April 7-9
State Parks Names Ty Smith as Director for the California State Railroad Museum

All Aboard for Story Time With B Street Theatre Company’s Amy Kelly on Monday, March 27

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World Winners Selected by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art
 
State Parks Names Chris Rockwell as Librarian for the California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives 

Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Popular & Fun Wildflower Train Tickets on Sale Now for Three Dates Only: April 8, 9 & 15

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier” on 3/18

February


Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad Weekday Train Rides Available on Select Tuesdays Starting February 28
Old Sacramento has Just the Ticket for Family Fun… New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours Resume on April 1 & 2!

Railtown 1897 Resumes Excursion Train Ride Season with FREE Rides & Special Festivities on Opening Weekend
 
Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” on 2/18

January

Historic 1920s Rotary Snowplow from Railroad Museum’s Collection Goes on Public Display Starting January 30
Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” on January 21

2016

Railroad Museum Encourages Interested Volunteers to Attend Special Open House on January 14
Railtown 1897 Seeks Interested Volunteers & Hosts Special Open House on January 28
 Railroad Museum to Showcase a Family-Favorite “Small Train Holiday” on November 25 & 26

Railroad Museum Debuts Timely New Exhibit Titled “Off the Clock: Sports Clubs of the Southern Pacific”

Railtown 1897 to Honor Military Veterans with Complimentary Train Rides and Park Admission on Veteran’s Day

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

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: The Donner Party and Westward Migration” on November 19

Sutter’s Fort Offers Festive & Fun Candlelight Tours on November 19

All Aboard for Story Time & Book Signing With ABC10’s Emmy Award-Winning Reporter Mark S. Allen on Monday, November 7

Railroad Museum Enhances Guest Experience with Reopening of Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station Plus, Old Sacramento Guests are Encouraged to View Newly Repainted Historic Locomotives on Display

Back by Popular Demand, Railtown 1897 Offers THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Starting December 2

Railtown 1897 Presents “Tales of the Roundhouse,” Lantern-Lit Haunted Tours on October 22

Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on October 14-15

 California State Parks Now Hiring For Railroad Museum Director
Railroad Museum Foundation Offers Special THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Opportunity For Local Non-Profits

Sutter’s Fort to Present Crowd-Favorite “The Haunted Fort” Lantern-Lit Tours October 28 & 29

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

All Aboard for Halloween Fun… “Spookomotive” Trains to Treat Old Sacramento Visitors for Three Weekends in October

Railtown 1897 Celebrates Autumn With Special Apple Harvest Activities on October 8

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: The Real Gold in California” on September 17

Limited Tickets Still Available for Sutter’s Fort’s Culinary Favorite “Feast at the Fort” Four-Course Menu Features a “Barrel-Aged” Theme
 
California State Railroad Museum Foundation Offers Special Farm-To-Fork Activities

State Parks Capital District Names Jackie Olavarria as Supervising Ranger for Railtown 1897 in Jamestown
Railtown 1897 Presents 3rd Annual “Working on the Railroad” Celebration on September 17

 

Farm-to-Fork Cocktail Train Tickets Sell Out Fast
Railroad Museum Encourages Interested Volunteers to Attend Special Open House on September 10

All Aboard for Story Time! with “Rob On the Road”

All Aboard…Railtown 1897 Offers Excursion Train Rides & More Over Labor Day Weekend


California State Railroad Museum Foundation Presents 2nd Annual Farm-to-Fork Cocktail Train

Sutter’s Fort’s Culinary Favorite “Feast at the Fort” Returns on September 10

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Fun on the Frontier” on August 20

August is Toy Train Month at the California State Railroad Museum

Railroad Museum & Hornblower Cruises Double the Summertime Fun with a Combo Train Ride & River Cruise in August

Sutter’s Fort Blacksmith Shop to Undergo Much-Needed Restoration Effort

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

Railtown 1897 Celebrates 4th of July Weekend With Steam Train Rides Behind Sierra No. 3™

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Mining the Miners” on July 16

Railtown 1897 Calls Out for Volunteers

Railtown 1897 to Give Dads the Star Treatment on Father’s Day With Special Treats & Train Rides Behind Sierra No. 3
 
Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers Special Drop-In Volunteer Open House on June 25

Railroad Museum Invites Guests to Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day Weekend with Steam Train Rides & First-Class Service -- June 18 & 19
 
Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 18

All Aboard…Excursion Trains are Running Memorial Day Weekend at Railtown 1897

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit With Music Inside Museum, Aboard Trains & Offers Free Admission to Sacramento Music Festival Badge Holders

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” on May 21

Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on May 6-7

Railtown 1897 Gives Moms the Star Treatment on Mother’s Day with Train Rides, Chocolate Bars & Even a Replica DeLorean Time Machine

All Aboard for Story Time with Sacramento River Cats Mascot “Dinger” & His Partner “Mike on the Mic” On Monday, May 2

California State Railroad Museum Enters into Sisterhood Agreement with the Railway Museum in Saitama, Japan

Railroad Museum to Debut New Without Words Exhibit that Explores Time-Tested Railroad Communication Tools

Sutter’s Fort Sets Up Shop & Recreates California’s First Mall during Traders’ Faire - April 15-17

Railroad Museum to Celebrate Two Millionth Rider on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/2
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Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Wildflower Train Behind the Famous Sierra No. 3 Tickets on Sale Now for Two Saturdays Only: April 9 & 16

Railtown 1897 Resumes Excursion Train Ride Season with FREE Rides behind Sierra No. 3™ on Opening Weekend
 
Sutter’s Fort Calls Out for Volunteers Interested Volunteers are Invited to Attend an Open House on March 19

Old Sacramento has Just the Ticket for Family Fun… New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours Resume in Old Sacramento on April 2 & 3!

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier” on 3/19

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

Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad Weekday Train Rides Available on Select Tuesdays Starting February 23

All Aboard for Story Time with Celebrity Reader & Popular Good Day News Anchor Marianne McClary On Monday, February 29

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” on 2/20

Railtown 1897 Seeks Interested Volunteers & Hosts Special Open House on January 30

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers Special Drop-In Volunteer Open House on January 30