Sac History Happenings

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May 4, 2011
Take a walk, or two, through some fascinating neighborhoods

Put on your walking shoes and get to know some of Sacramento's most diverse neighborhoods up close this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, Sacramento will participate in Jane's Walk, a international series of free guided tours that honor the late urban activist Jane Jacobs.

The Sacramento Old City Association is coordinating the local effort, which showcases five neighborhoods - Alkali Flat, midtown Sacramento, Southside Park, Central Oak Park and downtown Sacramento - over two days.

Go on as many tours as you can fit into your schedule. No reservations are needed; simply show up at the designated starting point. For more information, call (916) 455-2935 or email info@sacoldcity.org

SATURDAY

Alkali Flat
10 a.m.-noon
Starting point: Shine Coffee, 1400 E St.
Tour Guide: Luis Sumpter, Sacramento Old City Association board member

Midtown
2-4 p.m.
Starting point: Mondo Bizarro, 1827 I St.
Tour Guide: William Burg, Sacramento Old City Association board member

SUNDAY

Southside Park
10 a.m.-noon
Starting point: Callahan Bandstand at Southside Park, 7th and T streets
Tour guide: William Burg

Central Oak Park
10 a.m.-noon
Starting point: Guild Theater, 2828 35th St.
Tour guide: Neighborhood activist Tom Sumpter

Downtown: From the Railroad Tracks to the Civic Center
2-4 p.m.
Starting point: Sacramento City Hall, 915 I St.
Tour guide: Historic architect Melisa Gaudreau

-- Dixie Reid

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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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