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For Immediate Release

May 2, 2023



Ty Smith, 916-217-9501

California State Railroad Museum


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Railroad Museum is proud to present an all-new exhibit titled “Painting A Legacy: The Search for Anna Judah” that debuts on Friday, May 12, 2023. The new exhibit will be located along the mirrored glass of the Sierra Scene in the Transcontinental Railroad Gallery. The visually impressive exhibit will showcase four paintings by Anna Judah and enlargements of her flower pressings, in addition to photographs and images from Anna’s life. The oil and watercolor paintings of the Sierra Nevada mountains were created in the mid-1800s when Anna accompanied her husband Theodore D. Judah as he surveyed for the Transcontinental Railroad.

To kick-off the new “Painting A Legacy: The Search for Anna Judah” exhibit, a special evening opening and conversation will take place on Friday, May 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Museum’s east theatre. In addition to be among the first to see the new exhibit, attendees will enjoy light appetizers and wine during an evening of conversation with Dr. Ty Smith, Museum Director of the California State Railroad Museum, Kim Whitfield, Park Interpreter III - Exhibits & Interpretive Programs Manager for the California State Railroad Museum, and Christine Pifer-Foote, Guest Curator and California State Railroad Museum Volunteer. The speakers will share their passion for history, storytelling, design, and the legacy of Anna Judah.

Tickets to “Painting A Legacy: The Search for Anna Judah” evening exhibit opening and conversation on May 12 cost $10 (are free for museum members) and are available here.

The “Painting a Legacy: The Search for Anna Judah” exhibit will be on display for two years. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., regular admission to the California State Railroad Museum cost $12 for adults, $6 for youth (ages 6 to 17), and are free for children five and under. For more information about the California State Railroad Museum and Foundation, please visit

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About the California State Railroad Museum Foundation
The mission of the California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CSRMF) is to generate revenue and awareness on behalf of its destinations, while supporting the preservation, interpretation, and promotion of our railroad heritage. The Foundation provides funding for ongoing support of numerous programs, both at the museum's Old Sacramento location and at the historic park in Jamestown, Calif. For more information, please visit