Pete Basofin

Pete Basofin Director, Sacramento Bee Editorial Research Department.

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California’s historic governor’s mansion reopens with flair

Nov 4, 2013
California’s historic governor’s mansion reopens with flair

The third floor of the California governor’s mansion, which reopens to the public this evening after being closed to visitors for decades, is a place filled with history that’s mostly quiet and personal rather than political: a place of famil...

So long, but see you at Sacbee’s History Section

Sep 9, 2013

Today Sac History Happenings ceases operation as a branded blog. I want to thank Amanda Graham of the Sacramento Public Library and Michael Dolgushkin of the California State Library for their postings these past 2-1/2 years. We hope that in...

Sample local history and local beer at Untapped Sacramento Sept. 12

Sep 6, 2013
Sample local history and local beer at Untapped Sacramento Sept. 12

Where can you learn about the history of Sacramento's beer industry and sample some of the city's best local beers made today? Head to the Center Sacramento History next Thursday for a special, behind-the-scenes peek at rare brewery artifacts in...

Home tour celebrates the Mansion Flats neighborhood

Sep 5, 2013
Home tour celebrates the Mansion Flats neighborhood

Since 1975 the Sacramento Old City Association has offered docent tours of historic buildings in the Midtown and Downtown areas. This year's event honors the Mansion Flats Neighborhood with an inside look at five homes ranging from the stately Old...

Celebrate California’s birthday at the State Capitol this Monday

Sep 4, 2013
Celebrate California’s birthday at the State Capitol this Monday

This Monday marks the 163rd anniversary of the the admission of California into the United States. Celebrate this milestone at the State Capitol. Visitors will be treated with live cake and ice cream provided by California State Parks and the...

Check out your treasures at Folsom’s Antique Evaluation Day

Sep 3, 2013
Check out your treasures at Folsom’s Antique Evaluation Day

Want to know more about an antique or collectible you own? Here's a chance to get advice from 13 knowledgeable appraisers with expertise in a variety of specialties: quilts, furniture, jewelry, paintings, coins, baskets, weapons and much more. It's all...

Cemetery tour explores the Capitol’s stories and secrets

Sep 2, 2013
Cemetery tour explores the Capitol’s stories and secrets

The movers, shakers, artisans and common folks who made the the state's Capitol Building a reality are the subject of the next Historic City Cemetery tour. Come hear the stories, scandals and secrets behind the construction of Sacramento's signature structure....

Underground Sacramento tours continue into the fall

Aug 28, 2013
Underground Sacramento tours continue into the fall

To those who've missed Old Sacramento's popular underground tours this summer: fear not. There are more opportunities to see these important historic sites in September and October. The hour-long, docent-led excursions celebrate the 19th century street-raising effort that protected the...

Sacramento’s postwar renaissance explored in new publication

Aug 27, 2013
Sacramento’s postwar renaissance explored in new publication

Prominent local historian and preservationist William Burg has penned a new history of the cultural and political renaissance that followed Sacramento's postwar redevelopment. In the early 1960s families, businesses and churches of the West End and Japantown were displaced when...

Gold Rush Days showcase Old Sacramento

Aug 26, 2013
Gold Rush Days showcase Old Sacramento

Gold Rush Days, Old Sacramento's premier historical fest, thunders into town Labor Day weekend for four days of vintage fun.There will be music, skits, re-enactments, demonstrations, arts and crafts, including Old West plays and family-friendly melodramas, historical re-enactments, horse-drawn carriages,...



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