Sacramento hosts the California Museum which boasts the California Hall of Fame and other interesting exhibits highlighting some of that which makes California extraordinary.
The museum has something for everyone with information about famous Californians, famous female Californians, exhibits about the Japanese internment camps, California missions, public health, unity and diversity in the state, and a special exhibit of Sus Ito’s sympathetic and personal World War II photos taken for his mother to assure her of his safety.
Highlights for me were reading about some of our famous actors, reading about personal stories from the Japanese internment camps, the gorgeous mural above the California mission exhibit, and Ito’s interesting war photos depicting the boredom and reality of war life.
Hollywood is most definitly a part of our history here in California
The California Missions are an interesting part of our history one which is ingrained in to us as children but whose impact certainly has many sides
I’ve seen most of the missions in my life and travels and look forward to photographing all of them for you some day
One of our more interesting characters from California
Beautiful Sesquicentennial Quilt
California and the world for that matter wouldnt be the same without Mickey
Japanese world war history is certainly a dark part of our past which deserves a place in this museum to continue to educate those who will come behind us
If only I were able to get this entire muralin one shot. It is beautiful and colorful and full of California iconography
These bells lace the freeways throughout California indicating our Spanish Mission period history. You can see them all throughout the Central and Southern parts of the State
I really enjoyed this exhibit. The every day life photos from the war are compelling and innocent and very real to me.
I love this photo
I love that we can see the equipment used
No better way to connect than through food
Folsom Prison Museum is a tiny and random museum attached to the current Folsom Prison in California. Parking and walking in isn’t for the faint of heart since you drive down Prison road and park in the same place as all of the visitors meeting with their prisoner loved ones. You even have to walk through the Prison Gate in order to get to the front door of the museum. From there things go up! You are greeted with a warm welcome to an obscure and interesting micro museum.
The museum boasts a number of interesting newspaper articles, photos, prison art, Johhny Cash memorabilia, prison contraband, and other historical artifacts of note even if some are somewhat macaub. It is an interesting stop one which won’t take you much time and might be coupled nicely with a walk or ride on the nearby lovely Johnny Cash Trail.
Looks cold, damp, and drafty to me
Johnny is all over this museum
The museum has lots of great photos to look through like these before and after dress out and shave photos
Yikes, its a noose
Old guard tower that could tell some crazy stories
The real prison gate which Johnny was photographed in front of
Submitted also to Kammie’s Odd Ball Challenge over at Nut House Central!