Our friends are joining in on the fun
Keep an eye out for food and drink specials at our favorite bars and restaurants throughout Midtown, Downtown and Old Sacramento Waterfront.
California Automobile Museum
A special one-month display will be at the Museum in May 2019, highlighting how locomotives and railroads influenced the design of passenger automobiles and roadways.
Center for Sacramento History
Open now - October 2019: The Sacramento Shops, a new exhibit showcases the work done at the railyards including engineering plans drawn by hand and images capturing the assembly of massive "iron horses." The exhibit documents how Sacramentans played a leading role in spanning the continent with iron rails.
Crocker Art Museum
All Aboard! Crocker Art Museum hosts a free community festival on Sunday, June 23, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. celebrating the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary with live music and dance performances, story-telling, and hands-on activities that honor the people and cultures who helped build and shape the West we live in today. This special event will open the exhibition The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West, a show of 40 photographs and stereographs documenting the railroad’s arduous construction and moments of completion on view from June 23 – September 29, 2019.
Locke Boarding House Museum
Open now through March 2019 - two new exhibits featuring the contributions of Chinese workers who helped build the Transcontinental Railroad with some artifacts provided by the California State Railroad Museum.
Roseville Historical Society
The Roseville Historical Society will host a new display, The Rail of Two Cities, by the Model Railroad Club. The display depicts the Transcontinental Railroad as it went through Rocklin and Roseville in 1869. The display will be revealed Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Carnegie Museum in Old Town Roseville.
Roseville Utility Exploration Center
During the month of May 2019, the Center will celebrate Roseville’s rich railroad history with a photo display highlighting how the railroad influenced the growth of the City. Railroad-themed interactive activities will also be featured at the Center in May.
Sacramento History Museum
The Sacramento History Museum – in partnership with the California State Railroad Museum, Center for Sacramento History and the Crocker Art Museum – is proud to present the Gold Spike Lecture Series that will take place April-September 2019. Earmarked by an exciting line-up of guest speakers and a variety of compelling topics, the lectures and book signing events will take place at various local museums.
Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
A guided walking tour will give guests a glimpse of those connected to the Transcontinental Railroad who are buried in this historic city cemetery.
SSVMS Museum of Medical History
An exhibit dedicated to the history of Railroad Hospitals and Physicians will start on February 1 and continue through August 30, 2019.
UC Davis Library, Special Collections
The All Aboard: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad exhibition utilizes materials from Special Collections. Learn how the railroad influenced the selection of Davis as the home of the University Farm (now UC Davis), the growth of California agriculture, and the promotion of the state to tourists and settlers. Visitors are welcome to take home a free souvenir postcard of the Southern Pacific Depot (Davis train station) as it appeared in 1944.