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October Encore in the Rose Garden

October Encore in the Rose Garden

Spring isn't the only time to visit the Historic Rose Garden. Many of the roses that early Sacramentans loved bloom again and again. Join curator Anita Clevenger to discover the old roses that take an encore in the fall, often with deeper colors and better flowers than earlier in the year. We will stroll, snip and sniff roses to our hearts' content in the midst of our beautiful, historic cemetery. Join us at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery for this special tour on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The tour is free, however, donations are gratefully accepted and benefit cemetery preservation. The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Saloons of the Wild, Wild West

Saloons of the Wild, Wild West

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Just how wild was the wild Wild West in Sacramento? Wild enough for Mark Twain to name us the “City of Saloons”. Learn about cocktails, barroom brawls, the free lunch, and why saloons had separate women's entrances. And of course, hear about the regrettable decisions made in saloons that resulted in more business for the cemetery!

The tour costs $10 per person and tickets are only available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3518841. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. The tour convenes at the 10th Street gate. Free parking is available on surrounding streets. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

 

Tourist in Your Own Town

Tourist in Your Own Town

Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Did you miss Museum Day? Not to fret, you can still be a tourist in your own town without having to leave the cemetery! “Visit” several of the city's museums by visiting the graves of those who founded or were otherwise involved in the city's museums and historic sites, from Sutter's Fort to the Crocker Art Museum to some lesser known institutions. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Sometimes the dead don't stay buried in the same spot forever, and their family moves them from one cemetery to another, sometimes even to another country. Join us for stories of folks who just couldn't stay put, even in death. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. To purchase tickets ($10 each) visit: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3468174. 

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.

Mugwumps, Know-Nothings, & Dolly Vardens

Mugwumps, Know-Nothings, & Dolly Vardens

California has had plenty of fascinating 3rd Party movements, most splintered off from existing parties. You may be surprised at the level of popular support for their more questionable platforms. Learn about the rapid rise and fall of the Know-Nothings, how the Workingmen’s Party helped write the state constitution and elected a mayor, examine just how progressive the Progressive Party was, and meet local members of the Socialist, Greenback Labor, and Prohibition Parties. Saturday, June 9, 2019 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.