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Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Wednesday, May 31:

Off the Clock: Sports Clubs of the Southern Pacific

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum present a new exhibit called “Off the Clock: Sports Clubs of the Southern Pacific,” through June 8. It focuses on the sports clubs, teams and athletic competitions that Southern Pacific employees participated in during the first half of the 20th century. Many “off the clock” workers from the Sacramento Shops, now known as downtown’s historic railyards, formed intramural teams to compete with one another or against traveling teams and clubs sponsored by the railroad. In addition to photographs, posters and articles, the Off the Clock exhibit includes athletic artifacts such as a bow and arrows, track shoes and a wool bathing suit, all from the 1920s. Much of the interpretive information for the exhibit is based on sports highlights and tidbits included in The Southern Pacific Bulletin that was published monthly and distributed free to active and retired Southern Pacific employees from 1920 to 1990. The California State Railroad Museum is at 125 I Street in Old Sacramento. Admission prices are $10 for adults; $5 for youths and free for children 5 and under. For more information visit www.californiarailroad.museum.

Blue Star Museum Days at The California Museum

In a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, the California Museum, a Blue Star Museum, will provide free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to 5 members of their families from from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Sept. 4. The California Museum is at 1020 O St., Sacramento. For more information visit bluestarfam.org.

Republic FC vs. Reno 1968 FC

Sacramento Republic FC takes on Reno 1868 FC in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup soccer tournament at 7:30 p.m., Papa Murphy’s Park, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento. Tickets are $18, including for children 2 and up. For tickets and more information go to ticketmaster.com.

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