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Come one, come all: The Sacramento History Museum wants you to be at its grand re-opening

Alexander Rosenberg, 10, left, and his brother, Andre Rosenberg, both of Los Gatos, pump water through hand operated well pumps on display at the “Americana” event in Old Sacramento Saturday August 30, 2014. The four day event featuring live music, activities and a car show replaces the annual Gold Rush Days, which was cancelled due to the drought.
Alexander Rosenberg, 10, left, and his brother, Andre Rosenberg, both of Los Gatos, pump water through hand operated well pumps on display at the “Americana” event in Old Sacramento Saturday August 30, 2014. The four day event featuring live music, activities and a car show replaces the annual Gold Rush Days, which was cancelled due to the drought. Bee file

The Sacramento History Museum announced its re-opening to the public on Saturday, March 30, according to the museum’s website.

To commemorate the event, the museum is offering free admission, officials said. There will be activities throughout the day, including “hourly prize giveaways” and “Sarsaparilla floats” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The museum will also host a variant of its “Gold Fever Game,” a guided tour that allows participants to experience what it was like to live in the early days of Sacramento, according to its website.

The unique experience, titled “Everyone’s a Kid Day for our Gold Fever! Game,” will have reduced pricing. Adults pay the youth price of $8, while children (6-17 years old) gain free entry, the museum’s website said.

Contest tickets are available for purchase on the museum’s website, and anyone interested should buy them as soon as possible because “they will be gone before you can say ‘Eureka’,” officials said.

In a Facebook post from January, museum officials said that the two month closure was needed to introduce an “exciting new floor plan and new exhibits” that would show case Sacramento’s early history.

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