California State Railroad Museum, located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento, offers two events (also free) while you explore. At 11 a.m., Rick Nahmias holds a lecture and book signing of his new book The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers. This photo documentary book features forty black-and-white images of the often invisible faces of our state’s agricultural industry.
Photos from the book are also displayed in a 1920s refrigerated produce car in the museum–an interesting tie in for an industry that has built its successÂ on the labor of those depicted in the images.
At 2 p.m., you can attend a multi-media presentation and panel discussion on the subject of fair food.
Meanwhile, at The California Museum, located at 1020 O Street, local painters will be holding demonstrations–and selling art–in the lobby all day. Included with your FREE admission, you can also get FREE parking at the museum. That will allow you more time to view their many exhibits, including the 2009 California Hall of Fame, which honors the lives of 13 outstanding Californians, including George Lucas, Carol Burnett, Danielle Steel, John Madden,Â and others.
The California Museum’s other exhibits feature a letter from Martin Luther King, Jr., photos of multi-cultural events throughtout California, a 150 foot-long Chinese New Year dragon, and even an exhibit dedicated to working dogs of California! Something for everyone!
What are you waiting for? Turn off your computer and go get smart at the museum!