Thursday, October 4, 2018

How to Crawl

This year's Sacramento Archives Crawl is all about "Going Places," and here are the details you'll need to get around on the day:

When and Where 

The Sacramento Archives Crawl will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, at the following locations:

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)

Crawlers can begin at any location and visit locations in any order.


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.

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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Great prizes for all ages

There are many prizes to be won at this Saturday's Archives Crawl.

Scavenger Hunt
Once again, we will be offering an Archives Crawl scavenger hunt for all ages.  Crawlers who correctly answer 10 out of 12 questions posted across the four host locations will be entered to win one of the prizes pictured below - an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet for Children K-5 and Children 6-12 and a WD 4TB Personal Cloud Storage external hard drive for the Adults.  Winners will be notified the week following the Crawl.

Scavenger hunt prizes

Drawings at Central Library
Crawlers who visit Sacramento Public Library (828 I Street) on Saturday can enter a variety of free drawings for prizes listed below.  Winners need not be present to win., and Fold3 annual subscriptions
Sacramento Republic FC swag and tickets package
Balloons above the Valley package (flight for two, champagne flutes, champagne and sparkling cider)
Powerhouse Science Center tickets
California State Railroad Museum membership
Lagunitas Sip and Spill package (three mixed cases of beer, t-shirt, mason jars and more)

Sacramento Republic FC prize package

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The 2018 Sacramento Archives Crawl passports are ready for viewing.  They will be available at every host location and give all of the details you'll need to take part, including a map, shuttle schedule, and scavenger hunt info.  Be sure to grab one at the first location you visit!

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?