Sacramento Archives Crawl features history, free coasters

The Sacramento Archives Crawl this year not only features some weird and fascinating artifacts, there’s a free set of coasters at the end of the excursion.

The crawl takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 and gives a look into California history at the State Library, State Archives, Sacramento Public Library and the Center for Sacramento History.

The librarians at the State Library have picked out an eclectic display of artifacts including music posters, menus, photos, James Marshall’s gold discovery map, the only surviving copy of the first newspaper delivered via the Pony Express, and curiosities such as a Richard Nixon shower head, a Black Bart reward poster, and a card filled out by Mark Twain at the request of the State Library.

Crawl “passports” are available at the beginning of the a person’s tour at any of the four locations, State Library, 900 N St., State Archives, 1020 O St., Center for Sacramento History, 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd. and Sacramento Public Library, 828 I St.

Participants who get their passport stamped at three of the sites receive a set of drink coasters. The coasters feature images of the Tower Bridge, the State Capitol, Sutter’s Fort and the Memorial Auditorium.

More information is available at sacarchivescrawl.blogspot.com.