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December 26, 2018
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(916) 653-6575


Special December California State Archives Behind-the-Scenes Holiday Tour

SACRAMENTO - In celebration of the holidays, the State Archives will provide a FREE guided tour featuring a collection of holiday recipes from past Secretary Frank C. Jordan, trademarks on sweets dating back from the late 1800s, and items reflecting past holiday traditions. 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 Each guided tour provides a close encounter with the Archives’ one-of-a-kind historical documents, a behind the scenes look at the preservation and imaging labs, and free admission to its Exhibit Gallery.

The Archives tour begins promptly at 10:00 a.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. return.

This is a free, but ticketed event.

*Media interested in a preview of tour items should contact 


California State Archives Behind-the-Scenes Holiday Tour


Thursday, December 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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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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