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Policies & Procedures

Mission Statement

The Center for Sacramento History educates and enriches the public by collecting, preserving and making accessible the region’s vast cultural heritage.

Vision Statement

We envision a future where history inspires people to connect with one another, their community and their environment.

The Center for Sacramento History values:

  • The uniqueness and diversity of our community
  • Public service and civic pride
  • Lifelong learning and academic research
  • Welcoming learners of all backgrounds and experiences
  • Partnerships and collaboration

Collections Management Policy

On February 28, 2017, the Sacramento City Council enacted Resolution 2017-0083, approving a new Collections Management Policy for the Center. The policy covers the acquisition, description, care, use, de-accessioning, and lending of collections held by the Center.

Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) Report

In July 2010, Niccolo Caldararo, Director and Chief Conservator of Conservation Art Service, spent two days with the staff of the Center and the Sacramento History Museum to assess the state of the collections at both institutions and suggest conservation priorities. Mr. Caldararo’s report, paid for through a CAP grant, provides both organizations a foundation in their efforts to secure additional grant funds for collections care.

2010 CAP Report (pdf, 5.8 MB)