The Center for Sacramento History, in partnership with the Sacramento History Alliance, is proud to present a documentary viewing of “Replacing the Past: Sacramento’s Redevelopment History” and Speaker Series event with filmmaker Chris Lango on Thursday evening, April 14, 2016. To accommodate a sizable audience, the viewing will take place at KVIE’s Ose Community Room (2030 West El Camino Avenue in Sacramento) with an introduction at 7 p.m. by Chris Lango followed by a premiere showing of the 30-minute documentary and follow-up discussion.
This “Replacing the Past” documentary examines controversial efforts to remake Sacramento’s urban core more than fifty years ago. The 20-year transformation began in the late 1950s, encompassed 200 city blocks, displaced thousands of residents and shuttered numerous businesses. Tracing the origins of Old Sacramento, Capitol Mall, K Street Mall, along with the routes of Interstate 5 and Highway 50, the documentary delves into why city and business leaders deemed the makeover necessary and how these efforts created a blueprint for cities across the nation to follow suit.
This film was funded by the Center for Sacramento History and produced in conjunction with the Sacramento History Museum’s new exhibit titled “Place & Replace – The Making of Old Sacramento,” which opened to the public on February 5, 2016.
With limited seating available and a sell-out expected, the doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are available in advance only. Tickets cost $15 per person and are now available at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org. More information about the documentary, Speaker Series or the Center for Sacramento History is available by calling 916-808-7072.
*Photo courtesy of the Center for Sacramento History; 4th Street and Capitol Mall on September 15, 1963 (Robert Handsaker, Sacramento Bee)