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Railroad museum to debut ‘Journey Stories’

SACRAMENTO – California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to be the first institution in California to debut a Smithsonian traveling exhibition titled “Journey Stories” on June 21. With the use of compelling photographs, visual display panels, narrative text and more, the “Journey Stories” exhibition highlights how transportation and migration helped build […]

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Railroad Museum showcases award-winning photographs

The 2013 Creative Photography Award  went to Ronald Olsen of Coventry, RI.

SACRAMENTO — 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 2013 John E. Gruber Creative Photography awards program. Nearly 100 photographers from all over the world submitted entries for this 11th annual competition, which resulted in a […]

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Museums ready for summer nights

SACRAMENTO —  California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum are proud to offer extended summer hours on Thursday evenings as part of a special “Thursday Night at the Museums” program, May 29 through Aug. 28. Both museums located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park will stay open until 8 p.m. […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac train rides, underground tours resume in April

SACRAMENTO — 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 5 & 6, with each program offering fun […]

Comments Off / March 27, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Lincoln returns for Living History Day

In celebration of President’s Day weekend, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum offer a special “Lincoln Living History Day” on Sunday, Feb. 16. To the delight of guests of all ages, a Living History character portraying President Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Pacific Railroad Act more than 150 years ago, will roam […]

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Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides

SACRAMENTO — As an expansion of the well-established weekday train ride program for local school groups, the California State Railroad Museum is now offering excursion train rides to the general public on pre-determined Tuesdays in 2014. Tuesday Train Rides are available on the following dates:  Feb. 18; March 4, 11, 18 & 25; April 1, 8, […]

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New railroad museum exhibit celebrates state parks

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum debuted an all-new exhibit titled “California State Parks, 150 Years: A Gift from the People, to the People” on Dec. 21. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of California State Parks in 2014, the exhibit features compelling and diverse historic images of parks along with […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »