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Capitol Connections

Capitol Connections

Mark the June primary and prepare for the November general election by learning about political office holders who have been permanently “pigeon-holed” here in the Historic City Cemetery. Whether the primary results left you cheering or demanding a recount, the cemetery counts among its residents no fewer than three governors, as well as other city, state and federal government figures, and even (the son of) a founding father! Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Symbology & Superstition

Symbology & Superstition

The Old City Cemetery is filled with the symbols of a time long past, but what do they mean? Is there more to a lamb, a broken bud or an urn than meets the eye? Come join us as we attempt to unlock the secrets hidden in plain sight and take a look into Victorian mourning culture. Widow’s weeds not required. Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

 

Deadheading at Dusk

Deadheading at Dusk

Join volunteers at the Historic City Cemetery’s Rose Garden for deadheading at dusk. We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the garden. If you have buckets and tools, please bring them, otherwise tools and training will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. The workshop is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help support rose garden operations. Monday, June 4, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. till dark.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Parks & wreck

Parks & wreck

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Sacramento has an extensive park system that is the envy of residents of other cities, but it didn’t come easy. Meet people who fought for and against establishing many of our more familiar parks, such as William Land, Cesar Chavez, and Southside Parks. Learn the secret history of your favorite city parks, and hear various tales of misadventure and misfortune that happened within them. 

The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

What's blooming? Garden tour

What's blooming? Garden tour

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the tenth street gate. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more info, call (916) 448-0811.

Veterans - WWI & Beyond Tour

Veterans - WWI & Beyond Tour

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. For the 100th anniversary of the US entry into World War One, meet the local guys who were “over there” in the trenches and in the bi-planes, in battles like Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel, and Alsace and Lorraine. We’ll also share stories of our brave veterans of numerous other conflicts.

The Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free parking on surrounding streets. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Deadheading at daybreak

Deadheading at daybreak

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. We will teach you how to deadhead spent blooms from the rosebushes and how tidying up the garden encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the Historic Rose Garden.

If possible bring your own gloves and tools, but we will also provide tools if you need them. Light refreshments of coffee and pastries will be served. Late risers welcome!

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.