Let’s salute the Sacramento History Museum for the ongoing ways in which they salute military veterans.
With a staff comprised of more than 25 percent military veterans, the Sacramento History Museum is dedicated to seeking out, hiring and retaining capable and dedicated military veterans whenever possible. Currently, the Museum employs eight military veterans who proudly served in the U.S. Armed Forces as follows: two from the Army, three from the Navy, and one from each of the Air Force, Marines and National Guard.
Interestingly, the vast majority of the military veterans employed at the Sacramento History Museum are tour guides who had no previous related experience but excel in working with the public.
“On behalf of the Sacramento History Museum, I would like to thank all military veterans for their service and dedication,” said Kristina Swanson, Chief Operations Officer. “And, I simply could not be more pleased with the reliable, loyal and trustworthy group of military veterans we have working at the Museum. Their customer service skills are top notch and I’m thoroughly impressed by their ability to learn new skills quickly and effortlessly.”
The Sacramento History Museum showcases the region’s rich and diverse history through compelling galleries and exhibits that explore the history and stories of Sacramento’s first pioneers and inhabitants. The Museum also features interactive exhibits that bring to life the fascinating people and events that helped to shape Sacramento’s unique past and secure its place in California history.
The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Military veterans can enjoy FREE admission to the Sacramento History Museum on Veteran’s Day. Plus, military veterans (and their families) receive $1 off their Museum admission all year long and veterans get in free between Memorial Day and Labor Day as part of the nationwide Blue Star Museums program.
For more information about the Sacramento History Museum, please visit sachistorymuseum.org.
Pictured: Mike Beaumont; Chris “Sap” Sapolu: Senior Airman (SrA/E4) US Air Force Security Forces (Military Police); Steve Bralley: Rank of Sergeant, was in the Army National Guard for 10 years: job was Combat Medic; Eric Froehler: Navy Seaman and in the Navy Reserves. Position: Boatswains Mate; Corporal Palmer Jeffrey J.F. United States Marine Corps, I Marine Expeditionary Force; 1st Radio Battalion; Headquarters and Service Company; Motor Transport/WRECKER; Ric Horner, Navy; Steve Rossi: second class aviation electronics technician (AT2) or, more generally, his title/rank was second class petty officer (E-5). Navy; Ted Patterson: US Army; was in the Infantry, Assigned to Combat Tactics Development. Sept 6, 1956 til Sept 5, 1958. Army Reserve until Sept 5, 1964.