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Announcements & Events

CSH Open for Research

The Center for Sacramento History has re-opened for in-person research by appointment only. Current reference hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm. If you'd like to make an appointment, please contact us at or 916-808-7072. We will also still be able to fulfill some requests remotely.

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.

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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Video Series: History of Racism in Sacramento

Check out our ongoing series of short videos about the history of systemic racism in the Sacramento region. We intend for these videos to tell a more complete story and provide historical context for the issues that affect our community today.