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April 29, 2011
Old Sac offers two new walking tours
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Starting this weekend the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation will begin offering two new tours of the river-front area that reflect the intriguing early history of the city.

Gold Rush Legacy Tours are lead by docents in period dress who describe life in the 1850s using original and reconstructed buildings as a historic backdrop. Old Sacramento Architectural Tours help guests understand the evolution of the city through examination of its early architecture.

These "Above Ground" tours are offered in addition to the popular underground Sacramento program that resumed this month.

What: Walking Tours in Old Sacramento
Sacramento City: California's Gold Rush Legacy Tour and From Canvas to Brick: Old Sacramento Architectural Tour
Where: Sacramento History Museum, 101 I Street in Old Sacramento
When: Saturdays & Sundays -- May thru August, 2011
In May (one tour per day):
Saturdays at 11 a.m. -- California's Gold Rush Legacy Tour
Sundays at 11 a.m. -- Old Sacramento Architectural Tour
In June, July & August:
Weekends at 11 a.m. -- California's Gold Rush Legacy Tour
Weekends at 12:30 p.m. -- Old Sacramento Architectural Tour
Cost: $7 for adults; $5 for youths
For More information: 916-808-7059 or www.historicoldsac.org

News release

PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy Historic Old Sacramento Foundation.

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About Sac History Happenings

California and Sacramento have a long, rich, vibrant history. And our region is blessed with an abundance of historical resources maintained by museums, libraries, archives and societies. This blog aims to alert readers to the latest developments in local/state historical education and research.

Send tips concerning upcoming exhibits, tours, lectures and meetings, as well as new books, magazine articles and online collections to the blog's contributors.

The Contributors:

Michael Dolgushkin

Michael Dolgushkin is Manuscript Librarian at the California State Library History Section. He is co-author of San Francisco's California Street Cable Cars and is a frequent contributor to the California State Library Foundation Bulletin. Contact him at mdolgushkin@library.ca.gov.

Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham is a Certified Archivist working in the Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library. She earned a BS in History from Southern Oregon University and a MS in Information Studies with an emphasis in archives from The University of Texas at Austin. Contact her at agraham@saclibrary.org.

Pete basofin

Pete Basofin is Director of Editorial Research at The Sacramento Bee. He previously worked at The St. Petersburg Times and Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. Contact him at pbasofin@sacbee.com.

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