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History Museum to Debut New ‘Making of Old Sacramento’ Exhibit in February

2016 is indeed an exciting time to look forward to the changing face of Sacramento.  But it’s also a great time to look at the past during another period of dramatic change in our city’s history.

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) is proud to announce an all-new exhibit titled Place & Replace: Making of Old Sacramento will debut at the Sacramento History Museum on Friday, Feb. 5.

The pivotal new Place & Replace exhibit is designed to illustrate how Sacramento transformed its derelict West End downtown in the 1950s and 1960s to create today’s world famous Historic District. Incorporating large and eye-catching photo murals with talk-back boards and interactive spaces, the new exhibit will chronicle the development of the city of Sacramento and include engaging technological elements such as an entry portal, dialog tables and a video screening room.

In addition to exploring archival materials, a special feature will also allow Museum visitors to create their own images of Sacramento’s exciting future.

An advance sneak peek of the new exhibit will be available as part of the Foundation’s annual fundraising event – titled Tale of the City: A Story of Urban Rebirth – scheduled for Thursday evening, 5:30 to 8:30pm on Feb. 4. Tickets to the entertaining and lively fundraising event – which benefits the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation and its popular interpretive programs such as the Old Sacramento Underground Tours, Gold Rush Experience Tours, educational programs and more – include scrumptious food, refreshments and a variety of entertaining activities. Admission is $45 per person for general admission or $75 per person for VIP tickets.

More information about the Museum, new exhibit and/or to purchase tickets to the fundraising event is available by calling 916-808-7059 (for Museum) or 916-808-7108 (for fundraising event) or by visiting sachistorymuseum.org.

Photo courtesy of the Center for Sacramento History



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Traci Rockefeller Cusack

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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