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Sacramento Museums Showcase Women’s History Month in March with Special Exhibits & Events
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Sacramento Museums Showcase Women’s History Month in March with Special Exhibits & Events

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In March, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring events and activities that showcase Women’s History Month, a few of which include the following:

“Women on the Brink” -- Now Open at The California Museum through April 27  
An all-new exhibit of photography commissioned for The Shriver Report’s “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink” -- and as seen in the HBO documentary “Paycheck to Paycheck” co-produced and narrated by former First Lady Maria Shriver debuting March 17 -- the lives of American women a paycheck away from poverty are chronicled through the lenses of a team of award-winning photographers led by former White House photographer Barbara Kinney.  For more, visit www.californiamuseum.org

“Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier” at Sutter’s Fort -- March 15  
As part of a special “Hands on History” interactive event, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park welcomes historian and author Cheryl Stapp who will be on-site to give presentations and answer questions about frontier women in California and their role in family and community.  Through a variety of special demonstrations and hands-on activities, Fort visitors will realize that emigrant women were not well-to-do Victorian ladies who lived a life of leisure but instead were incredibly hard working from dawn to dusk and were often vital economic partners in their families. For more, visit www.suttersfort.org

Women’s History Day throughout Old Sacramento – March 29
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is proud to present a special “Women’s History Day,” a fun and free living history event that will take place throughout Old Sacramento State Historic Park.  Dressed in 19th century period attire, men and women will passionately debate controversial topics of the day.  The origins of “Women’s History Month” date back to 1981 when Congress identified a week in March as “Women’s History Week.”  In 1995, the celebration was expanded to the entire month.   For more, visit www.historicoldsac.org

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About the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM)
Comprised of 30 greater Sacramento area museums working in partnership with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, SAM’s mission is to raise awareness of local museums by giving the community the opportunity to discover California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures. SAM achieves its mission through implementing cooperative promotions and developing strategic marketing alliances, by encouraging sharing of knowledge and resources among its partner institutions.  For more information, visit www.SacMuseums.org


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