Explore the life & legacy of
Ida B. Wells in a virtual conversation with great-granddaughter Michelle Duster
California Conversations: Black History Month
Thurs., Feb. 18 • 5-6 pm
Join us for a virtual conversation with Michelle Duster on the legacy of her great-grandmother Ida B. Wells for Black History Month.

Duster is a champion of racial and gender equity whose advocacy has led to the creation of public history projects celebrating the achievements of women and African Americans. Her latest book, "Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells,” was released on Jan. 26, 2021.
FREE for California Museum members and the first 100 to register, then $5 plus transaction fee per connected device for non-members.
California Museum Live!
Next live tour exploring multiple exhibits on Feb. 27
Join us for a Zoom-based virtual tour the last Saturday of each month at 11 am during “California Museum Live!” This new recurring monthly program features a live, interactive docent-led tour of one or more of the Museum’s signature exhibits. Choose from:

“Coming to California” (multiple exhibits) - Sat., Feb. 27
 “Women Inspire” - Sat., March 27

FREE for California Museum members and the first 100 to register, then $7 plus fee per connected device.

Kamala Harris: First, But Not Last


This new exhibit highlights the rise of the United States' first woman, first African American and first Indian American Vice President.

Día de los Muertos 2020


This online exhibit explores the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring loved ones lost through original works by 5 California artists.

Fight for the Right: 100 Years of Women Voting


Developed in collaboration with First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, this temporary exhibit marks the 19th Amendment's centennial in 2020.

Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento's Lost Japantown


Explore Sacramento's lost Japantown, devastated by incarceration during WWII and 1960s redevelopment, in an online version of this 2017 exhibit.

Women Inspire: California Women Changing Our World


View selections from our signature exhibit highlighting women who inspire change and reflection on the ongoing struggle for equality.
Time of Remembrance Virtual Field Trip Tour
Feb. 1 - March 26, 2021
This online field trip tour brings a pivotal chapter of history to life for distance learning students through the first-hand accounts of Japanese American docents who experienced life behind barbed wire during WWII.​

Includes a recorded video tour of “Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII” led by survivors of the incarceration, followed by a 30-minute live Zoom session with a docent, plus lesson plans, digital artifact kit and follow-up activities related to current issues. Aligned with 5th, 8th and 11th grade History-Social Science and Common Core ELA.

Flat fee of $125 for up to 100 participants.
California's Journey Virtual Tour
Now Booking

Ideal for 3rd-9th grade students, this virtual program features a video tour and digital artifact kit, followed by a Zoom-based presentation on a variety of Gold Rush stories and a post-tour oral history project.

Free for California Title 1 schools or $75 for up to 100 participants.
Unity Center Virtual Tour
Now Booking

Designed to increase engagement in democracy, this tour for 3rd-12th grade students features an overview of activism in California through a video tour, Zoom presentation and post-tour project.

Free for California Title 1 schools or $75 for up to 100 participants.
FREE "Kokoro" Activity
Explore the history of Sacramento's lost Japantown in this free activity for 6th-12th grade students now available as a PDF and a Google Classroom assignment.
Temporary Closure Update
The Museum remains temporarily closed, and we look forward to welcoming visitors back when Sacramento County indoor museums are cleared to reopen.
Until then, our Mickey reminds you to mask up, California! Wear a mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on our temporary closure, visit the link below.