Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Speaker series at Sacramento Public Library

For those planning to visit Central Library (828 I Street) during Archives Crawl on October 6, the library will be hosting several speakers who will present on a range of transportation topics.  The talks will take place in the Library Galleria and no registration is required.

11:30 a.m. - "Southern and Central Pacific’s Sacramento Railyards" by Mary Helmich
Helmich’s discussion will center on the CP and SP shops and their contribution to the 19th and 20th century explosion of rail in the west.

1:00 p.m. - "Amanda Preuss: Sacramento’s Pioneering Auto Adventurer" by Amanda DeWilde Sacramentan Amanda Preuss was an auto pioneer who in 1916 set the speed record (for man or woman) for traveling solo across the United States by car. DeWilde will discuss Sacramento’s early auto culture, Preuss’ Sacramento roots and her record-breaking journey.

2:30 p.m. - "From Jackrabbits to Jennies: A brief history of early aviation in Sacramento, 1905-1930" by James Scott
The Sacramento Valley’s mild climate was tailor made for flight and, from 1905 to 1930, the Capital City quickly reaped the benefits of the entertainment, transport and defense industries that aviation created. Scott will provide an overview of this era with a particular focus on military aviation.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Limited Edition Prize Coasters

Behold the 2018 Sacramento Archives Crawl coasters!  This commemorative set of coasters is very limited edition and will go to crawlers who visit at least three of the four host locations (Center for Sacramento History, California State Archives, California State Library and Sacramento Public Library) on October 6.  Coasters feature images of Sacramentans getting around by train, car, cart and streetcar - all celebrating this year's theme, "Going Places."

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Going Places in 2018

We are pleased to announce the theme of the 2018 Sacramento Archives Crawl! This year we will be celebrating the history of transportation in the Sacramento region with the theme Going Places: A Journey through Archives.  The crawl will be part of the lead-up to the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 2019, but we will be celebrating all forms of movement at this year's crawl. What would you like to see on the crawl?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

How to Crawl

The 2017 Sacramento Archives Crawl will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 7.  Here is everything you'll need to get started:
Where to Begin

You can begin at any one of our four host locations, where you will pick up your passport:

California State Archives (1020 O Street)
California State Library (900 N Street)
Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd)
Sacramento Public Library (Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, Central Library, 828 I Street)
How to Get Around
Whether you decide to make your way between sites by foot, bike, car or shuttle (or some combination thereof), we have you covered.  Parking and shuttle options can be found here: Transportation and Parking Options

How to Take Part in the Scavenger Hunt
This year we will once again be offering a scavenger hunt for students in grades K-12 and adults, thanks to Yellow Cab of Sacramento.  Your passport will include the hunt questions and instructions. Nine winners will take home a Samsung Tab 4 Nook.

Transportation and Parking

There are a number of ways to crawl from location to location on Saturday:

California State Archives (1020 O Street)
California State Library (900 N Street)
Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.)
Central Library (828 I Street)

Driving: Free parking is available at the Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.). The California State Library (900 N Street) is within easy walking distance of the California State Archives. Convenient street and garage parking is available at many locations downtown for a fee.

Walking: The California State Archives (1020 O Street) and California State Library (900 N Street) are within easy walking distance of one another. The Central Library (828 I Street) is 1/2 mile from the State Archives and State Library.

Bike: All locations now offer bike racks within a block - these are limited in availability.

Bus: Crawlers can also choose to travel aboard a bus that conveniently departs every 15 minutes from each location. Click on the image below to view the bus stop locations and schedule.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Weird and Wacky Coasters

Visit at least three of the four host locations on Oct. 7, and you'll take home this set of commemorative (and limited-edition) coasters.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Scavenger Hunt for All Ages

Yellow Cab of Sacramento will once again be sponsoring this year's Archives Crawl History Scavenger Hunt. Open to all ages, participants will answer questions about documents and artifacts on display at all four host locations. All who successfully complete the scavenger hunt will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win a Samsung Tab 4 Nook. Three Nooks will go to K-5 grade students, three to 6-12 grade students, and three to adult participants. Hunt details and questions will be included in the passports the day of the event. Thank you, Yellow Cab of Sacramento!

Yellow Cab will be awarding nine Samsung Tab 4 Nooks.