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February 20, 2018



February California State Archives Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Celebrating Black History Month


In honor and celebration of Black History Month, the State Archives will provide a FREE guided tour of their collections, focusing on the impacts African Americans have had on California's history. The State Archives' collections of historic records include more than 100 million documents, 20,000 maps and architectural drawings, 250,000 photographs and thousands of video and audio recordings. Each guided tour provides a close encounter with the Archives’ one-of-a-kind historical documents, a behind the scenes look at the preservation and imaging labs, and free admission to its Exhibit Gallery.

Archives tours begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., lasting approximately one hour. As parking downtown can be challenging, please give yourself ample time to find parking. Questions are encouraged and tours sometimes go over an hour, so please ensure that your metered parking allows an 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. return, depending on the start time of your tour.

This is a free, but ticketed event.


February 22:

February 23:



California State Archives Behind-the-Scenes Tour


Thursday, February 22, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Friday, February 23, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.


California State Archives
1020 O Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814


Nancy Lenoil – State Archives, (916) 653-7715
Sam Mahood – Secretary of State, (916) 653-6575


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