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German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home

BERLIN (AP) — A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum... Read More

The lost graves of New Helvetia

The lost graves of New Helvetia

New Helvetia, a beautiful Sacramento cemetery, possibly related to where Sutter did burials in the 1840s, was turned into a park (and later the site for Sutter Middle School). The “known” remains were unceremoniously removed to the Old City Cemetery, whereas almost 5,000 others were re-interred at East Lawn as “unknowns.” We’ll share their stories, from the famous to the “infamous” and speculate on what happened to their grave markers. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Call (916) 448-0811 for more info.

Romance & roses

Romance & roses

Come walk through pathways covered in roses while you hear tales of love in years gone-by. Costumed docents and actors will tell about how couples met and how they died, and recount legends about roses, the symbol of love. Bring somebody you love, breathe in the perfume of the roses around you, and enjoy a lovely evening in our award-winning Historic Rose Garden in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery.

 

Symbolism & Victorian mourning

Symbolism & Victorian mourning

The Old City Cemetery is filled with the symbols of a time long past, but what do they mean? Is there more to a lamb, a broken bud or an urn than meets the eye? Come join us as we attempt to unlock the secrets hidden in plain sight and take a look into Victorian mourning culture. Widow’s weeds not required. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 am.

 

Sacramento History for Kids

Sacramento History for Kids

Who says history has to be boring? Come hear tales of floods, fires, revolts, and even a story that almost ended in death by duck! The kicker is that all of these stories are true and taken from the residents of the Old City Cemetery. Come see why truth is stranger than fiction. This tour is designed for kids in FOURTH GRADE and up.

 

Barn receives vision award arom American Planning Association

West Sacramento’s iconic Barn has been named a 2016 Local Vision Award winner by the Sacramento Valley, California Chapter of the American Planning Association.

The APA describes the Barn as “an innovative approach to public placemaking.” Located along the Sacramento River in the Bridge District, the Barn is a regional destination for food, music, and outdoor enjoyment. It is also the new home for the West Sacramento Farmers Market.

The Barn is a public/private partnership project between the City of West Sacramento and Fulcrum Property. It was built by Brown Construction.... Read More

Sacramento tour: A Dozen Ways to Die - Episode IV

Sacramento tour: A Dozen Ways to Die - Episode IV

How did they die? Find out how at least 12 residents ended up at the Sacramento Old City Cemetery on the fourth edition of this tour. These are all new stories, so no worries if you missed the first three years!

Previous causes of death included lynching, poisoning, death by fashion, drowning (in three feet of water), and shopping, then dropping (dead of course). What can possibly top that? Join us on the tour and find out! Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets, with limited parking within the cemetery. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.