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November 18, 2019


California State Archives Offers Free Behind-the-Scenes Thanksgiving Themed Tour

SACRAMENTO, CA - The State Archives will provide a free behind-the-scenes guided tour of their collections on Thursday, November 21, focusing on the history of the Thanksgiving holiday in California. 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 Each guided tour provides a close encounter with the Archives’ one-of-a-kind historical documents and behind-the-scenes views of the preservation and imaging labs and free admission to its Exhibit Gallery.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 Thanksgiving recipes from historic cookbooks, records from the Turkey Advisory Board, photographs of fall foliage in California, and more.

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.


California State Archives Behind-the-Scenes Thanksgiving Themed Tour


Thursday, November 21, 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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