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The History of Sacramento's History

A society, a collection, and a museum - Tuesday, February 28th

Join us for a discussion with Sacramento History Museum Executive Director, Delta Pick Mello, as she talks about the history of museums, from the original mission of displaying artifacts, to the current day mission of repatriation of artifacts - establishing a goal to modernize exhibits and become more inviting to the general public.  This event will be held in person and on Zoom.

RSVP Through The Link Below Today!

The Golden Land Celebration of Joan Didion
Thank you to all who attended!


The Joan Didion Statue by Lisa Reinertson was unveiled at the celebration.

The Joan Didion Golden Land Event held at the Golden 1 Center was a great success and we at the Sacramento Historical Society would like to thank all of the donors whose generosity made this evening possible as well as the speakers who participated and shared their experiences and tributes.  We are very proud and honored to have been able to celebrate our Sacramento native, brilliant writer in this way.  We look forward to many more events celebrating Sacramento History like this in the future!  SHS is still collecting donations for the Joan Didion Scholarship Fund which is ongoing and will help future talented writers in Sacramento - donate below today!


Welcome to the Sacramento Historical Society!

For more than 70 years, this organization has brought together people like you to preserve and promote Sacramento's golden history. As home of the first transcontinental railroad, the Pony Express, the first transcontinental telegraph and the center of the Gold Rush, the Sacramento region has a treasure trove of history to appreciate and discover.

We hope you will consider joining the Society now. We have many fascinating programs for you to enjoy and continue to add new amenities to our home at Columbus Hall, including a bar, snacks, and television monitors to make viewing the programs even more enjoyable. We will also continue to add new members-only programs, and are planning tours to historic sites in our beautiful region.

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