JSCNHM home • Spring 2012 • vol. 4 no. 2

Sacramento County

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Aerospace Museum of California

3200 Freedom Park Drive
McClellan, CA 95652
Phone: (916) 643-3192
Fax: (916) 643-0389
Website: http://www.aerospacemuseumofcalifornia.org/

Since the new Museum pavilion and air park opened in February 2007, over 250,000 visitors have come to view the unique collection of 40 military and civilian aircraft, the 15 restored engines on display, use the educational programs, and enjoy the Coast Guard art collection. Visitors see aircraft from a fully restored 1932 Curtiss-Wright "speed wing" biplane to an A-10 Warthog and engines including models from pre-World War I, the first jet engine, and a J-58 jet engine that powered the SR-71 Blackbird to 3 times the speed of sound. Our Aerospace Learning Center allows visitors to fly non-motion flight simulators or ride in a motion ride simulator.

In addition to housing of the McClellan Air Force Base history, the Foundation is focused on expanding its educational programs. The museum will depict the military presence in the Greater Sacramento area, history of local flying clubs, and the impact of aerospace companies such as Aerojet that represent the spectrum of aviation and aerospace activities that have grown and flourished locally.

The Museum has been twice recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for sponsoring their continuing education teacher workshops. If the museum act on our vision, the educational programs and teacher workshops can open the door for young people to the limitless adventures and career opportunities that are available in aerospace, aviation and other technical fields.

The Bear Flag Museum

5026 Kenmar Road
Sacramento, CA 95835
Email: bearflagmuseum@aol.com
Website: http://www.bearflagmuseum.org/

The Bear Flag Museum is the inspiration of William J. ("Bill") Trinkle, a California attorney and member of the North American Vexillological Association ("NAVA") since 1994. NAVA is a group devoted to the serious study of flags from a multidisciplinary view.

In October 2006, after attending the NAVA 40 Convention in Reno, NV, the idea first blossomed in Trinkle’s mind to create a virtual museum of the California Bear Flag. The Bear Flag Museum is the result.

California Automobile Museum

2200 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: (916) 442-6802
Email: director@calautomuseum.org
Website: http://www.calautomuseum.org/

The California Automobile Museum has 72,000 square feet of space and over 150 cars on display at any given time. The museum’s mission statement is to preserve, exhibit and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives, and provides a detailed history on each vehicle and interlace it with personal information.

The museum has a permanent exhibit that spotlights vehicles from the early 1900s through alternative fueled vehicles of the future. Approximately 25% of the vehicles are donated, the rest are displayed by private owners who loan them for exhibit either for a long period of time or several months. The museum is consistently changing vehicles in and out of the Museum and adding new exhibits. The museum has an annual exhibit area, which rotates out every 9-12 months, a rotating exhibit that changes approximately every three months and one exhibit which changes every month. The museum also has exhibits on the history of racecars (Legends of Speed).

The Museum also hosts educational classes and workshops—all of the classes are hands-on. Everything is taught from taking apart a single stroke engine to learn how gasses, solids and liquids work, to digital photography of vehicles and how to make them better, to learning the history of the vehicle (from the inside out) of the Model T or Model A and driving one by the end of the day.

Finally, the museum offers educational tours for every age group.

The California Museum

1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 653-7524
Fax: (916) 653-0314
Email: museuminfo@californiamuseum.org
Website: http://www.californiamuseum.org/

California is an amazing state where options are limitless and dreams become reality.

The California Museum fosters this concept as new educational programs are created, exhibits are crafted and cultural events are opened to the public. The museum fulfill this mission by creating a unique learning space where children, adults, and visitors from around the globe can be inspired by this great state's rich history and stories of its innovative people. All visitors are encouraged to make their own mark on history.

The California Museum is the ONLY museum that provides insight into California's legacy by uniquely showcasing the stories of inspirational people and events. These people include Sally Ride, Ronald Reagan, Rita Moreno and Jackie Robinson. These events include the birth of Hollywood, the discovery of gold, the earthquake of 1906 and the table grape boycott.

California Native American Heritage Commission

915 Capitol Mall, Room 364
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 653-4082
Fax: (916) 657-5390
Email: nahc@pacbell.net
Website: http://www.nahc.ca.gov/

The California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) is the state's "trustee agency" for the protection and preservation of Native American cultural resources, sacred sites on public land and Native American burial sites. NAHC facilitates consultation between California tribal governments, Indian organizations and tribal elders with local, state, and federal agencies.

California State Archives

1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 653-2246, reference desk
(916) 653-7715, general information
Fax: (916) 653-7715
Website: http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/

The California State Archives collects, catalogs, preserves, and provides access to the historic records of state government and some local governments. The Archives collection is primarily composed of records from California state agencies, the governor's office, the state legislature, and the State Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal. The records are organized under the name of the agency or office that transferred the records to the Archives. The collections also include some private papers that have been donated to the Archives. As of January 2009, the collection consists of millions of paper documents, maps, photographs, three–dimensional artifacts, and records in other formats such as audiotape and videotape.

The State Archives has specialized programs to collect and preserve records of state government. The Legislative Archives Program, Court Records Program and Governor's Records Program work with the three branches of Government to identify records of enduring value that should be preserved in the Archives. The State Records Appraisal Program works to identify and collect records of state agencies.

Public education and outreach are also important elements of the State Archives' mission. In October of each year, the public can attend the Archives Month Open House, enjoy a behind–the–scenes tour of the facility and learn more about the archival profession and other archival repositories in California. Together with the Sacramento Genealogical Society and the Genealogical and Historical Council of Sacramento Valley, the State Archives also hosts Family History Day to introduce the public to the exciting world of genealogical research.

California State Capitol Museum

10th and L Streets
State Capitol, Room B-27
Sacramento, CA 95814