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Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit With Music In Museum, On Trains

Friday, May 22, 2015 | View PDF

Coinciding with the 42nd Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive. In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission to the Railroad Museum given it is an official musical venue for the special event.

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DBW Holds Life Jacket Trade-in Events

Friday, May 15, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will hold life jacket trade-in events at various locations throughout the state during the month of May. The first events will be held tomorrow, May 16. 

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Springtime in Coloma: A 49’er Extravaganza

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | View PDF

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will host a weekend celebration focused on the 125th Anniversary of Marshall’s Monument which will also include a Mother’s Day Victorian Tea and Brunch along with a living history Tent Town. 

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Railtown 1897 Offers Opportunity to Meet Author of The Seamstress of Jamestown on April 25

Friday, April 17, 2015 | View PDF

Jamestown, CA – California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to offer special meet-and-greet opportunities with Barbara Hettwer, author of The Seamstress of Jamestown on Saturday, April 25, 2015, a day when steam train rides behind Sierra No.3 are also available. Hettwer will be at the Park from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to talk with visitors and sign copies of her novel that was set in historic Jamestown in the late 1800s. A work of fiction that is immersed in history, The Seamstress of Jamestown will also be available for purchase at the on-site store.

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Old Sacramento has Just the Ticket for Family Fun…

Friday, March 13, 2015 | View PDF

Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style? Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 4 & 5, 2015, with each program offering fun new twists to experience this season.  

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California State Parks and the Bureau of Land Management Seek Public Input for Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area General Plan

Monday, March 9, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host two public input meetings on the upcoming joint General Plan/Recreation Area Management Plan/California Desert Conservation Area Land Use Plan Amendment (GP/RAMP/LUPA) and Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA).

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

Monday, March 9, 2015 | View PDF

In a new exhibit that debuts on Friday, March 20, 2015, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s 2014 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program. With a “Lasting Impressions” theme this year, nearly 400 modern day railroading photographs were submitted from ninety photographers located all over the world.

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Donner Memorial State Park Seeking Interested Volunteers

Monday, February 23, 2015 | View PDF

Volunteer training programs will begin on Friday April 17, 2015. At the training sessions, prospective volunteers will have the opportunity to meet with Parks staff, and learn about the various volunteer positions currently available. They will also be able to sign-up for opportunities, and receive training in the Visitors Center operations, as well as the park’s background and regional history. No previous experience is required.

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