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March 19, 2013
Califoria Museum opens 7th Annual Hall of Fame Exhibit

Joe Montana.jpgEstablished in 2006, the California Hall of Fame honors "legendary people who embody California's innovative spirit and have made their mark on history." Inductees are chosen from all fields of endeavor, including the arts, business, sports, academia and government.

The California Museum will open its new Hall of Fame Exhibit to the public this Thursday. The displays showcase personal items and ephemera that reflect the achievements and careers of each honoree.

The 7th gala ceremony inducting this year's class will be held Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the California Museum. Public television stations in the state will broadcast the proceedings live. Watch for The Bee's news coverage the next day.

The 2013 Hall of Fame Class

Gregory Bateson, anthropologist and social scientist
Warren Beatty, actor, director and producer
Charles and Ray Eames, groundbreaking designers
Dolores Huerta, farmworker labor organizer
Ishi, celebrated Native American
Joe Montana, football great
Warner Brothers, movie makers

What: 7th Annual California Hall of Fame Exhibit
Where: California Museum of History, 1020 O St., Sacramento
When: opens March 21. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.; Monday, closed.
Cost: Adults (18+), $8.50; college students & seniors (65+), $7; youth (6-17), $6; children (under 6), free.
For more info: 916-653-7524 or website

PHOTO CREDIT: Former San Francisco 49ers great Joe Montana poses after his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. AP Photo/Mark Duncan

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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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