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Hot cars & hot topics…Auto Museum proudly presents an evening with Matt Farah on July 19

Hot cars & hot topics…Auto Museum proudly presents an evening with Matt Farah on July 19

The California Automobile Museum is proud and excited to present An Evening with Matt Farah on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. Matt Farah is a widely known and respected filmmaker, exotic car enthusiast, and host of The Smoking Tire, a hugely popular automotive video review website and YouTube channel. Museum guests will enjoy listening to Farah talk about a wide range of topics ranging from speeding cars to the grind of making it big as a YouTube personality.

All aboard for story time with entertaining local musician Charles Hurley on Monday, July 16

All aboard for story time with entertaining local musician Charles Hurley on Monday, July 16

It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with special guest Charles Hurley, a talented and entertaining local musician, on Monday, July 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum. To the delight of train enthusiasts, young children and the young at heart, Charles will read the children’s book Bob the Railway Dog: The True Story of an Adventurous Dog written by Corinne Fenton and illustrated by Andrew McLean. In addition to reading the true story about the wandering Australian railroad dog, Charles plans to entertain the young Story Time! guests with a sing-a-long song or two. With a high energy style designed to get audiences excited and engaged, Charles is an accomplished and versatile musician who tours the country – often at fairs and festivals – performing with bands that include the Rock Bottom Boys and The Amazing Hamonatras. 

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 16

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 16

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities happening on the third Saturday each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and Friends of Sutter’s Fort will present a special “Hands on History: War in California” event on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Railroad Museum to dazzle & delight during “BIG weekend of small trains” on Father’s Day weekend

Railroad Museum to dazzle & delight during “BIG weekend of small trains” on Father’s Day weekend

The California State Railroad Museum & Foundation have exciting plans to dazzle and delight visitors with a special “BIG Weekend of Small Trains” on Father’s Day weekend – Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2018. 

 

This family-favorite small train extravaganza showcases a magical assortment of trains, hundreds of feet of track and an array of buildings and accessories. For the “BIG Weekend of Small Trains,” local organizations and devoted enthusiasts will set up shop in the Museum, filling the Roundhouse with delightful model and toy train layouts of every description while being surrounded by impressive full-scale locomotives. Visitors of all ages will marvel at the variety of locomotives that pull pretend passengers and scaled-down shipments through all kinds of scenery, whether modeled on real places or created in the imaginations of the collectors.

Midtown Association presents free outdoor movie nights on historic walls of Sutter’s Fort

Midtown Association presents free outdoor movie nights on historic walls of Sutter’s Fort

In a continuing effort to increase activation, engagement and community use of the beautiful parks located throughout Midtown, the Midtown Association is proud to present a special summer series of Free Outdoor Movie Nights on 2nd Saturdays in June, July and August, 2018. Offered in partnership with California State Parks and Friends of Sutter’s Fort, and proudly presented by Sutter Health, the movies will start at approximately 8 p.m. on the historic walls of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (on the west side) and the community is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to set up on the grassy area outside the Fort.  

 

Auto Museum presents the 9th Annual Memorial Day Car Show featuring Vettes & Vets

Auto Museum presents the 9th Annual Memorial Day Car Show featuring Vettes & Vets

The California Automobile Museum invites the community to hit the road to check out the 9th Annual Memorial Day Car Show featuring Vettes & Vets on Monday, May 28, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Auto Museum springs into action with Sunday drives, Hoods Up activities & special shop talks

Auto Museum springs into action with Sunday drives, Hoods Up activities & special shop talks

The California Automobile Museum is springing into action with a variety of special programs, events and activities happening each month including Downtown Sunday Drives on the third Sunday each month, periodic Talking Shop events with special guests and Hoods Up Weekend activities at the end of each month. 

 

Downtown Sunday Drives

On the third Sunday each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the California Automobile Museum offers drives to various places in downtown Sacramento in different vintage cars. These special drives are free with paid Museum admissions (donations are always welcomed).

 

Talking Shop Events