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May 28, 2019


California State Archives Offers Free Behind-the-Scenes Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Tour

SACRAMENTO, CA - The State Archives will provide a free guided tour in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, documenting the impact of Asian Pacific Americans on California’s rich history and state government. 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 Each guided tour provides a close encounter with the Archives’ one-of-a-kind historical documents and behind-the-scenes views of the preservation and imaging labs and free admission to its Exhibit Gallery.This month's tour will feature special photographs, documents, and records to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, including maps showing the railroads on which Chinese Americans worked and photographs depicting Filipino American cultural celebrations.

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 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Tour


Thursday, May 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Link to RSVP


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


Tamara Martin - State Archives, (916) 653-7715
Sam Mahood - Secretary of State, (916) 653-6575


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