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November 8, 2011
Veterans Day history happenings

This Friday, November 11, is Veterans Day, and in celebration of the holiday, a number of Sacramento-area museums are offering special programs and free or discounted admission.  In addition, the city will host its inaugural City of Sacramento Veterans Day Parade, which will honor heroes past and present and will be followed by a festival on Capitol Mall.  Details for all of these Veterans Day history happenings are listed below.

What: City of Sacramento Veterans Day Parade and Festival
Where: Parade will travel north on 3rd Street to Capitol Mall, east on Capitol Mall, and then south on 9th Street, where the parade will disband; reviewing stand at 5th Street and Capitol Mall.
When: November 11, parade at 10 a.m. followed by festival at Capitol Mall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: Free
More info: Flyer with map; (916) 808-2344
California State Military Museum
What: California Veterans Week
Where: California State Military Museum, 1119 2nd Street, Sacramento
Cost: Free admission from Nov. 8 through Nov. 11; Special display on Nov. 11
More info: (916) 854-1904

Old City Cemetery
What: Medal of Honor Tour
When: November 12, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Old City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
Cost: Free
More info: (916) 264-7839

Aerospace Museum of California
What: Veterans Day Ceremony
Where: 3200 Freedom Park Drive, McClellan
When: November 11, 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. (ceremony at 11 a.m.)
Cost: $5 general admission, free admission for veterans with ID
More info: (916) 643-3192

California Automobile Museum
What: Free admission for active and retired military
Where: 2200 Front Street, Sacramento
When: November 11

Sacramento History Museum
What: Free admission for military personnel and their families
Where: 101 I St., Old Sacramento
When: November 11
For more info: 916-808-7059

Old Sacramento Underground Tour
What: Discounted admission for military personnel and their families
Where: Meet at the Sacramento History Museum, 101 I St.
When: November 11, 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $13 for adults and $8 for children
For more info: 916-808-7059

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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

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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

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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

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