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February 26, 2019


California State Archives Offers Free Behind-the-Scenes Black History Month Tour

SACRAMENTO - The State Archives will provide a free guided tour of their collections documenting California’s rich history and state government for Black History Month. 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 Each guided tour provides a close encounter with the Archives’ one-of-a-kind historical documents and behind-the-scenes views of the preservation and imaging labs and free admission to its Exhibit Gallery. Items featured for Black History Month include a partial town plat of Allensworth and photographs from the California Legislative Black Caucus.

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 Black History Month Tour


Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Link to RSVP


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


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


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