The Sacramento Historical Society is excited to bring you a conversation with Marcos Breton, writer for the Sacramento Bee, discussing Sacramento during the last 30 years.

Please join us on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30PM for the event. In-person and Zoom options available. 


34 Years of Sacramento History:
An Evening Discussion with Marcos Breton


The Sacramento Historical Society and the Sacramento Public Library proudly announce plans for the creation of an inspirational sculpture commemorating the life of Sacramento’s own Joan Didion. Internationally known and nationally praised, she was recognized with numerous awards and honors for her essays and various other writings.


Another local talent, sculptor Lisa Reinertson, will create a portrait of Joan in a ceramic sculpture which will hold pride of place in the Sacramento Room of the Central library.  This life-sized piece will capture Joan seated with her magical pen as she welcomes everyone into her literary world.


We hope you will join us with your financial support by donating to the Didion Sculpture fund.

Sacramento Central Library
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Sacramento Room
Proposed Statutory Table
Lisa Reinertson’s sitting at the Sacramento Room Table and her study drawings
SAMPLES of Lisa’s various multiple clay studies currently underway for an upcoming maquette

Welcome to the Sacramento Historical Society!

For more than 60 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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