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Capital District Media Releases

April

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

March

Railroad Museum to Celebrate Two Millionth Rider on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/2!
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

February

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

January

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

December

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” on January 16
Sutter’s Fort Major Restoration Project Completed and Fort is Now Fully Open to Public

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas on December 12

November

Railroad Museum to Debut All-New Exhibit Titled Fast Tracks: The World of High-Speed Rail on November 20
All Aboard for Story Time with Celebrity Reader & Capital Public Radio Host Beth Ruyak on Monday, December 7

Railroad Museum to Showcase a Family-Favorite “Small Train Holiday” on November 27 & 28

Sutter’s Fort Offers Two Festive and Fun “Living History” Events on November 21

October

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

State Indian Museum to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November

State Indian Museum to Present “Native Two Spirits” Gender Diversity Film & Discussion on October 24

State Indian Museum Celebrates Autumn with an Acorn Day on October 10

Railtown 1897 Offers Three Weekends of Popular “Harvest Haunt Express” Train Rides Special Train Rides Pulled by the Famous Sierra No. 3 on Saturdays

Back by Popular Demand…Railtown 1897 Offers THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Starting December 4 Advance Tickets on Sale Starting October 8

September

Back by Popular Demand… Sutter’s Fort to Present “The Haunted Fort” Lantern-Lit Tours on October 23 & 24
Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on October 30-31

Whimsically-Decorated “Spookomotive” Trains To Treat Old Sacramento Visitors for Three Weekends in October Plus, Guests Can Enjoy VIP “First Class” Train Rides or Discounted Combo Pricing on Halloween-Themed Train Rides & River Cruises

Railtown 1897 Celebrates Autumn With Special Apple Harvest Activities on October 3

Jamestown’s New “Walk of Fame” Connects Railtown 1897 to Downtown

Railtown 1897 Presents 2nd Annual “Working on the Railroad” Celebration on September 19

Railroad Museum Foundation Announces “Ales on the Rails” Brew Sampling Event on October 2

California State Railroad Museum Foundation Offers Special Farm-To-Fork Activities

August


State Indian Museum Announces the 48th Annual Native American Day at State Capitol on September 25
All Aboard for Story Time with Celebrity Reader & “Good Day” News Anchor Ken Rudulph on Monday, September 21
Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Wagons West” on September 19
Railroad Museum to Debut New Exhibit Titled “California Railroad Landscapes: Original Oil Paintings by Rod R. Aszman” on September 12
All Aboard…Railtown 1897 Offers Excursion Train Rides & More Over Labor Day Weekend
Railtown 1897 Calls Out for Volunteers for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride This Holiday Season
Popular “Good Day” Morning Show to Celebrate 20th Anniversary Program Live from the Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento

July


Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers Special Drop-In Volunteer Open House on September 12
Railroad Museum to Present a Special Trivia Contest on a “Hot August Night” – August 20
Railroad Museum to Highlight Important Role of Chinese Workers in Building the Transcontinental Railroad during Special Author Presentation on September 16
Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Fun on the Frontier” on August 15
August is Toy Train Month at the California State Railroad Museum
California State Railroad Museum Foundation Joins Farm-to-Fork Initiative and Proudly Presents The Cocktail Train on September 27
Railtown 1897 Celebrates California Historical Landmark No. 1053: the Sierra Railway Shops

June


Railtown 1897 Celebrates 4th of July Weekend With Steam Train Rides Behind Sierra No. 3
Sutter’s Fort Celebrates 4th of July Weekend With a Bang Community is Encouraged to Visit Fort Before it Closes for One Month for Needed Renovations
Railtown 1897 Announces Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August
All Aboard for Story Time with Celebrity Reader & KCRA News Anchor Edie Lambert on Monday, July 20
Railroad Museum to Debut Interactive & New “A Shift in Power” STEM Learning Experience on June 26
Sutter’s Fort to Undergo Most Extensive Restoration Since the 1890s
Railtown 1897 to Give Dads the Star Treatment on Father’s Day With Special Treats & Train Rides Behind Sierra No. 3
Railroad Museum Celebrates “Diesels & Dads” On Father’s Day Weekend - June 20 & 21 Plus, First-Class Service Now Available Aboard VIP Lounge Car

May

Sutter’s Fort Admission is FREE During Sutter Health Community Appreciation Day on June 20
Railtown 1897 Seeks Interested Volunteers

State Indian Museum Presents 38th Annual“Gathering of Honored Elders” Event on June 6

Railtown 1897 Presents 6th Annual “Singing Rails” Railroad Music Festival on June 6

Railroad Museum to Debut New Exhibit “A City Divided: Sacramento and the Pullman Strike of 1894” on June 5

Famous California Poppy Railroad China Pattern Returns to Railroad Museum Store

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

Railroad Museum to Present Monthly Speaker Series on Thursday Evenings This Summer Special Lectures Part of “Thursday Night at the Museums”
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

April

Sonora Photo Club to Present Special Photo Exhibit at Railtown 1897 through Labor Day Opening Reception on Saturday, May 16
With Train Rides, Chocolate Bars & More, Railtown 1897 Gives Moms the Star Treatment on Mother’s Day!
Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” on May 16
Railroad Museum & History Museum Open until 8 p.m. Thursday Evenings This Summer!

Railtown 1897 Presents Special Amtrak Train Days Community Celebration on May 16
Amtrak Train Days Make a Stop at the Railroad Museum Offering FREE Admission All Weekend -- June 6-7
State Indian Museum Presents Special Native American Basketweaving Demonstration on May 2
Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on May 1-2
Railtown 1897 Offers Opportunity to Meet Author of The Seamstress of Jamestown on April 25
California State Railroad Museum Foundation Names Cheryl Marcell as President & CEO
State Indian Museum Presents “Just for Kids” Native American Book Sale – April 21-25
State Indian Museum “Native Education for All” Event Explores Use of Unrealistic Native American Images
All Aboard for Story Time with Celebrity Reader & Popular Weathercaster Dave Bender on Monday, April 20
Sutter’s Fort Sets Up Shop and Recreates California’s First Mall During Traders’ Faire - April 17-19
State Indian Museum Presents “Just for Kids” Native American Book Sale – April 21-25
State Indian Museum “Native Education for All” Event Explores Use of Unrealistic Native American Images

March

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the Sacramento Southern Railroad on April 11!
32 Fast Facts Sacramento Southern Railroad Celebrating 32 Years
Old Sacramento has Just the Ticket for Family Fun… New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours Resume in Old Sacramento on April 4 & 5!
Railtown 1897 Resumes Steam Train Rides Behind Historic Sierra No. 3 Beginning on Saturday, April 4
Celebrate Spring Aboard Railtown 1897’s Wildflower Train Behind the Famous Sierra No. 3!
Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World Chosen by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art
State Indian Museum Offers Native American Flute Workshop for Beginners
State Indian Museum Presents Native Education Series in Celebration of Women’s History Month

February

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier” on 3/21
Railroad Museum to Debut New Exhibit “Two Glorious Expositions, One Golden State” on 2/27
State Indian Museum Celebrates 75 Years With Native Education Series and Book Signing on February 28
State Indian Museum Recognizes Black History Month With Native Film Screening: Black Indians: An American Story on February 21

January

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” on 2/21
Railtown 1897 Offers Special Behind-the-Scenes “Roundhouse Day” on February 14
Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad
Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers Special Drop-In Volunteer Open House on January 24