Saturday, July 31, 2021

Persevering Details for the 2021 Crawl

Like last year, public health has led us to opt for a virtual Sacramento Archives Crawl for the first week of October.

And also like last year, expect to see videos, displays and photos right here, this time within a shorter span of time: Sunday October 3 through Saturday October 9. Chunks from our collections will, again, help tackle our chosen theme - "Preserving Perseverance." 

Virtual tours of our storage vaults, exhibits, and Facebook Live sessions will all be on the menu. Stay tuned for some good surprises along the way!


Sacramento members of the 91st Infantry Division return from Europe to the Capital City in spring 1919. They march easterly down K Street. The Weinstock-Lubin department store is visible in the upper left section of the frame. 135 Sacramentans perished while serving during World War I. (MC 25, Betty Jane Powell Papers, Hiram Albert Photographic Album). 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sacramento Archives Crawl 2021: "Preserving Perseverance"

Greetings gentle crawlers. It's been a year unlike few others - one demanding the guile, strength and perseverance of all of us living in the Sacramento Region. Accordingly, the theme for the 2021 Sacramento Archives Crawl will be "Preserving Perseverance," a deep dive into all the ways that our indomitable city, county, and region has risen above the myriad challenges placed before it, from pre-European contact to today. 

Staying on the safe side of things, we are - again - making the crawl virtual, but not without some exciting enhancements to what you saw last year! Expect more "live" programming and return to the always fun opportunity to win stuff through our traditional scavenger hunt and some well placed virtual pub quizes. We loved interacting with you in 2020 and look forward to another exciting October. 

Check back with this page or our Facebook page for updates as we move closer to "Preserving Perseverance."



Taken on November 30, 1950, this aerial photograph shows the intersection of Fulton Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard flooding due to the American River overflowing. The surge of water caused many houses to be evacuated.