It’s one thing to read California’s history; it’s another to see it.
The second annual Sacramento Archive Crawl is happening on Saturday, October 6. It’s an event where items like historic documents, rare books, photographs, and maps that are normally off-limits to the public are on full up-close-and-personal display.
The theme for the crawl is “Building Sacramento” and a lot of the items on display will be about what it took to build the city.
There are four stops people go to on the crawl; the California State Library, the California State Archives, Sacramento Public Library, and Center of Sacramento History.
While the theme of the crawl is “Building Sacramento,” there are plenty other rare, historical artifacts like the Nuremburg Chronicle which was printed in the late 1400’s and is considered the world’s first encyclopedia.
Other great pieces include the first newspaper on the pony express, a Spanish map from 1666 which shows California as an island, and a map drawn by James Marshall showing where he first discovered gold on January 24, 1848.
The Sacramento Archive Crawl is free to attend and takes place from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, October 6.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun