Visitors step back into Old Sacramento’s history in Gold Rush tour

Cherilyn Neider looked like she’d time-traveled from the mid-1850s to materialize Sunday in the Sacramento History Museum. The tour guide was striking in the formal evening wear of the day – a white satin gown trimmed in blue velvet and embellished with satin roses, topped with a blue velvet shawl and matching snood.


Writing down family histories as Baby Boomers look back

From Holocaust survivors to a Texas rancher battling coyotes and wildfires, millions of Americans’ stories are on the verge of being lost as a whole generation born in the early 20th century passes away. Personal historians, however, are coming to the rescue of Baby Boomers hitting their 60s and using new technology to record their family’s stories.

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