Established 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