This blog turns one today. It's a good occasion to thank all our tipsters, especially the regular ones, who sent information about items of historical interest this past year.
As mentioned in the first blog posting, the Sacramento region is blessed with extensive historical resources. And we're fortunate to have so many dedicated professionals and volunteers who preserve and make them available in museums, archives and libraries. Our local culture is that much richer for their efforts.
Sac History Happenings aims to support the historical community by posting news about the latest exhibits, lectures, tours, meetings, as well as new research, publications and online resources. Occasionally we'll spotlight existing collections of high value and interest. Every Sunday you'll see a brief profile of an important figure from Sacramento history.
SHH also supplements the Sacbee History Section. That web page features related articles written by Bee staffers as well as stories from the paper's wire services. It also contains links to essential historical sites, AP's Today in History chronology and the reader photo gallery (where you can display family snapshots of historical interest). If you're a Twitter user, the Bee's history section and blog share a combined feed: @Sac_History_Hap.
Finally I want to thank the blog's co-writers -- Rebecca Crowther, Michael Dolgushkin and Amanda Graham -- for their help this first year. All three are experts in the field of historic preservation and archiving and I much appreciate their professional work and their contributions to SHH.
PHOTO CREDIT: The Sacramento Bee was located on 7th Street between "I" and "J" Streets from 1902 until 1957. Bee archives