Visit Two FREE Museums Today

Snapshot from The Migrant Project website, where you can find a full gallery of photos from the collection.

Today’s a gorgeous day to get out and exercise your brain. Lucky for you, there are two museums offering FREE admission: California State Railroad Museum and The California Museum.

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 success 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, Continue reading “Visit Two FREE Museums Today”

All-Star Line-Up Celebrates California Women

This Thursday, March 4, First Lady Maria Shriver partners with The California Museum for a FREE “Day at the Museum,” a celebration of California’s leading ladies. Prepare to be inspired! The all-star line-up includes Iron Chef Cat Cora and Sacramento’s own Biba Caggiano (owner of Biba Restaurant), Sacramento-native Lisa Ling, the original founders of Sacramento nonprofit WEAVE, California’s top female elected officials, astronaut Sally Ride, environmental activist Erin Brockovich, and many more!

Festivities also include yoga, chef demonstrations, basket weaving, Indian drumming, exhibits, music, you name it! You’ll be kicking yourself if you miss this grand affair. And you’ve gotta admit the price is right. Here are the details: Continue reading “All-Star Line-Up Celebrates California Women”