Recreating History

Visitors to the Sacramento History Museum delve into our region’s rich and diverse history.  History comes alive in our galleries, where visitors will explore Sacramento City and County and the stories of the people who lived here.  Exhibits at the Sacramento History Museum feature historical images, artifacts, and unique interactive elements.  Our permanent and temporary exhibitions are developed by the curatorial staff at the Center for Sacramento History.


Inked Women in California’s History

From indigenous and cultural coming of age practices to tattooed ladies performing in sideshows to the upper-class Victorian women who helped popularize the tattoo trend, visitors will discover the largely unknown history of California women and tattoos through photographs, personal histories, and artifacts. Free with admission.

Soroptimist International of Sacramento

Since 1923, Soroptimist International of Sacramento has supported women and girls in their education and career development and joined in campaigns to end gender-based violence and raise awareness of gender equality and women’s rights.

Mómtim Péwinan

Mómtim Péwinan, River People, is curated by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Exhibits & Collections Center.  View items specifically made for this exhibit including four full-sized mannequins  dressed in seasonal attire – plus regalia, tools, instruments, and games, created by today’s tribal artisans using techniques and knowledge of their ancestors.