Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Your 2024 Sacramento Archives Crawl Bookmark!

You know them. You love them. You hopefully have a full collection. Our always compelling and master crafted bookmarks! This year's has splashed! For Pastimes Preserved: Sports and Leisure in Archives, Juan Ramos presents a chiseled physique for the first iteration of the Gay Games, held in San Francisco in 1982. You can get yours at any of our four SAC venues and at many of our partner sites. Stay tuned for sneak previews of our passports and coasters as we ootch closer to October 5!    


Thursday, March 7, 2024

Let's Be Active or Leisurely in 2024

The Sacramento Archives Crawl's theme for 2024 (drumroll, please) is Pastimes Preserved: Sports and Leisure in the Archives. Over the coming months, look for content relating to both the theme and the many terrific sponsors who will be stepping up to the plate or just lying back on the Barcalounger to make the crawl the great event that it is. 

You can look forward to another fall crawl, taking place on October 5, 2024, from 10 am to 4 pm.   

Sacramento King's legend Otis Thorpe was lighting the beam back in the 1980s. 

Sacramento Public Library Photograph Collection. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Thanks So Much and onto SAC 2024

Thanks to you, the 2023 Sacramento Archives Crawl broke attendance records. This is a massive testament to the Sacramento community's true love of its cultural heritage. We have identified Saturday, October 5, 2024, as the date for our next Crawl and can't wait to see you there! Stay tuned for more details, including a theme. Please post any ideas on a theme in the comments section below!  

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

2023 Sacramento Archives Crawl Details

Join us for the 2023 Sacramento Archives Crawl on October 7, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm, as we explore our region's archival record in the realm of Myth, Folklore, and Legend. You can start your crawl at any of the event's four host venues - the Central Library at 828 I Street, the Center for Sacramento History at 551 Sequoia Pacific Boulevard, the California State Archives at 1020 O Street, and California State Library at 915 Capitol Mall - and take our luxury shuttle bus (click here for bus schedule) to move from spot to spot. The event is free and there's no registration required. 

Special features include a spooky 1:00 o'clock presentation by Skeleton Crew Paranormal at Central Library, an always pleasing montage of a/v content shown throughout the day at Central Library by our talented friends at California Revealed, and the terrific sounds of Stout Rebellion from 12:00 to 2:15 on the 5th floor at the California State Library! 

Also challenge yourself with our scavenger hunt which can make you eligible for prizes from Vic's Ice Cream and Time Tested Books -and- try your luck with our always fat raffle that includes prizes kindly provided by the Sacramento Kings, Republic FC, Gold Country Ghost Tours, Torchlight Brewing, Sudwerk Brewing, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation, Gold Discovery Park Association, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, and the Sacramento Regiona Community Foundation.

If you love local history and want to get a choice behind-the-scenes look into four great archives and visit with tens of local cultural heritage groups, you won't want to miss the Crawl!

Shuttle Your Way Through History!

A little gassed after looking at a book made of poison? Take advantage of our luxury shuttle which will be running between all four venues. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 22, 2023

We Love Our Sponsors...

Another year and another avalanche of kindness from our sponsors. Produced by our great graphic designer, this year's poster, which lists all of our donors, is displayed below. Also take a look at this page's sweet sponsor sidebar. 


Thursday, September 21, 2023

A Most Noble Contribution...

We thank our hometown Sacramento Kings for a massive addition to the Sacramento Archives Crawl raffle: a Kings autograph photo and swag bag valued at $150! Being an integral part of city culture since 1986, there's plenty of legend surrounding the organization. Is anyone familiar with "Tuesday Night Magic?" In their inaugural 1985-86 season, the Kings won on 11-consecutive Tuesday nights at Arco Arena, including a victory over Larry Bird's Boston Celtics who'd go on to win it all that year. It was also a big deal that the team made the playoffs in its first NBA season.

As regional repositories and cultural heritage groups, Archives Crawl participants understand the impact of their collections and the power that comes with making the past a bit more relatable and the stuff of legend nudged into closer reach, e.g. roundball kismet taking place on a chilly winter night in Natomas 37-years-ago. 

We also love this advertisement that shows LaSalle Thompson living it up at the Woodlake Resort of Convention Hotel, taken from the King's 1985/86 press guide (Frank McCormick Collection, MC 79).