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Local Museums Come Together at State Fair

Back by popular demand, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) will offer a fun and interactive booth at the California State Fair (July 8-24, 2016). State Fair guests are invited to imagine, explore and discover more about local museums and destinations at the visually-exciting Sacramento Museums booth that will be located in Building B (southwest corner).

In addition to providing helpful information about the nearly 30 SAM member museums, the Sacramento Museums booth will include a number of hands-on activities every day that include the following opportunities:

  • Experience what it’s like to sit in a F-16 Pilot Procedures Trainer provided by the Aerospace Museum of California
  • Learn to pan for gold in a trough provided by the Sacramento History Museum
  • Sit behind a vintage school desk and try on a dunce cap on loan from the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum
  • Participate in creative and visual play on the Giant Lite Brite provided by the Sacramento Children’s Museum
  • Children can imagine visiting space when they sit in model shuttle on loan from the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus.

California State Fair guests are encouraged to visit the Sacramento Museums booth more than once as it will be staffed by different museums each day of the fair. Participating museums that will be on-site on a rotating basis include the following:

Aerospace Museum of California

California Automobile Museum

California Museum

California State Capitol Museum

California State Railroad Museum

Fairytale Town

Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

Museum of Medical History

Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum

Old Sacramento State Historic Park

Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Campus

Roseville Utility Exploration Center

Sacramento Children’s Museum

Sacramento Historic City Cemetery

Sacramento History Museum

Sacramento Zoo

Sojourner Truth African American Museum

Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

Wells Fargo Museum

For California State Fair tickets, directions and information, go to www.castatefair.org. For an updated Sacramento Museums State Fair booth schedule, please visit www.SacMuseums.org.

About the author

Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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