Sac History Happenings

Sac History Happenings California and Sacramento have a rich, vibrant history. And our region is blessed with an abundance of historical resources maintained by museums, libraries, archives and historical societies. This blog aims to alert readers to the latest developments in local/state historical education and research.

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The Nazis tried to silence Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Now a researcher aims to bring that to light

Nazi crimes against visual art are easy to grasp. We can see images of paintings they stole. We can read about court battles Holocaust victims and their heirs sometimes have fought to get them back.

Auction of Houdini memorabilia conjures a crowd

There were one-of-a-kind stage props, scrapbooks, photos, an unpublished manuscript and other Houdini-related treasures. But it was a simple postcard that made Harry Lowe one very happy 8-year-old boy.

Civil War officer to receive Medal of Honor

Civil War officer to receive Medal of Honor

A century and a half after his valiant death in the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs. This undated photo ...

Anderson: Crest operators hit impasse on lease at historic Sacramento theater

Anderson: Crest operators hit impasse on lease at historic Sacramento theater

The operators of the Crest Theatre, including Sid Garcia-Heberger, have reached a negotiations impasse with their landlord and will end their management of K Street Mall landmark on Oct. 31, Garcia-Heberger said Monday. The operators of Sacramento...

California launches controversial effort to add more names to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

California launches controversial effort to add more names to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Under a new state law, more names can be added to California’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial – the names of long-deceased service members such as Navy Lt. j.g. Gregory Hodson, a pilot from West Sacramento killed in 1964 when his plane dropped into the waters of the South China Sea; but also, and more controversially,...

Rare Superman comic book fetches a record $3.2M

Rare Superman comic book fetches a record $3.2M

A rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million. This 2014 photo provided by e-Bay shows a rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut which has sold for $3.2 million. Crea...

California launches controversial effort to add more names to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

California launches controversial effort to add more names to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Under a new state law, more names can be added to California’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial – the names of long-deceased service members such as Navy Lt. j.g. Gregory Hodson, a pilot from West Sacramento killed in 1964 when his plane dropped into the waters of the South China Sea; but also, and more controversially,...

Discoveries: San Quentin’s museum is captivating

Behind the walls at San Quentin State Prison is a museum that details the storied history — including the executions — of the facility.

Travel: Living the history of Angel Island

Travel: Living the history of Angel Island

Few know that Angel Island played a role in World War II, but docents make the period come alive.


Diane Zingarelli, left, and Marghann Spesert, each dressed as a WAC, greet visitors to the chapel at Angel Island.

Mike Gilmore, an Iraq War veteran, portrays...

Bones along Sacramento River determined to be prehistoric

Remains determined to be those of a “prehistoric Native American,” according to the Yolo County Coroner.

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