Our History – Research 101

Join the Sacramento History Museum and Sacramento Historian Mary Ellen Burns for a workshop series
to help you find and tell your story.

The workshops are free to members of the museum, or any Sacramento historical or cultural association. 
All others are $10 per workshop. Book your Sessions now!

 

Your instructor, Sacramento Historian Mary Ellen Burns will teach you how to use local history research to uncover stories
about the people, places and events that shape our community and our lives.

Session 1 – The Toolkit

WHEN: March 9, 2024  –  1-3 PM
WHERE:  Hastings Annex, 1002 2nd Street (in-person)

Max 30 People; $10 per person; Free to members of Museum or any other Sacramento historical or cultural organization.

  • What are you curious about and how do you want to use the information you uncover?
  • Creating a search strategy
  • Identifying sources of information
  • Keeping track of your sources

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Session 2 – Online Resources

WHEN: April 6, 2024  –  1-3 PM
WHERE:  Via Zoom (online)

Unlimited attendance; $10 per person; Free to members of Museum or any other Sacramento historical or cultural organization.

  • Maryellen’s guide to regional research
  • Finding words, images, books, articles, maps, city directories, newspapers, websites, music, TV, film and more
  • How to evaluate your online sources

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Session 3 – Your Public Library – Every City has One

WHEN: May 4, 2024  –  1-3 PM
WHERE:  Sacramento Public Library Central Branch, Sacramento Room

Max 30 people; $10 per person; Free to members of Museum or any other Sacramento historical or cultural organization.

  • Learn about local sources of information such as archives, museums, and libraries
  • Find out if there are local experts
  • Hear from other researchers and learn from their accomplishments and challenges

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Session 4 – Putting It All Together

WHEN: June, 2024  –  TBD
WHERE:  Via Zoom (online)

$10 per person; Free to members of Museum or any other Sacramento historical or cultural organization.

  • What do you want to do now?
    • Write an article or publish a book
    • Create a website or an exhibit
    • Give a public talk, blog or podcast
    • Create a performance piece or video
    • Prepare a living history or Chautauqua presentation

Registration Information Coming Soon!!