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Announcements & Events

Dia de Los Muertos

For the past eight years the Center for Sacramento History, Sol Collective and the Sacramento History Museum have partnered to bring the Día de Los Muertos celebration to Old Sacramento. This year, our celebration will look different due to COVID-19 and social distancing. We want to collect your stories so we can trace the history of Día de Los Muertos in our community and show how it has evolved and grown. For more information and to submit your digital files or donate an object please complete the Collecting Día de Los Muertos form.

Collecting COVID-19 Stories

The Center for Sacramento History is collecting your COVID-19 experiences to help future generations understand what it was like to live through this crisis in the Sacramento region. Complete the Center for Sacramento History COVID-19 Story Form to send us your files or donate an object. We are accepting digital photos, videos, audio recordings, and physical objects, photos, signs, and documents.

A note to our patrons

Due to COVID-19, the Center for Sacramento History is closed until further notice and in-house reference service is suspended.

CSH staff is working from home, so you can still send reference questions and requests for photo and film reproductions to

For reference questions, please understand that we will be unable to answer those that require consulting our physical collections right now. If we can find the answer for you using our online resources, we will! If not, we will log your question and answer it or set up an appointment for you when we are allowed to return to the office.

We appreciate your understanding during this complicated time, and we look forward to getting back to business. Stay safe and healthy!

New Finding Aids Online

We have hundreds of archival collections here at the Center, and we're making a big push to upload finding aids for every single one of them to the Online Archive of California. This will make it easier for everyone to discover what we have in our repository, which will further open up access to our collections for research. New finding aids are being added every week. Check them out, and check back often!

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Relighting the Past

The Center is proud to showcase a selection of our neon signs at the new Golden 1 Center.

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Mystery Image

Please assist CSH in identifying this mystery image. Any information you can provide about the image context - the "who, what when, where, and why" - is appreciated.

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