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A big "Thank You" to the Southport Self Storage for donating storage for our historical collection.

A big "Thank You" to the sponsors of our Vintage Fashion Show Follies Fundraiser in 2013 and to our much appreciated History Gallery donors. Thank you!

West Sacramento is 25 years old! See How we became a City panel discussion and some of our past and present

Purchase WSHS publications West Sacramento and the Port of Sacramento online at the Acadia Publshing website.

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History of the I Street Bridge.
New article. Read it here...



West Sacramento Historical Society presents

"Where ever there's a fight: the history of civil liberties in California".
Click on the image to the right to read more about this event on September 1-30 at the Community Center History Gallery.
Psamantics Goes Psycho
Third Annual Fundraiser Event...a benefit for the West Sacramento Historical Society and history related programs. Come and hear the 30-person choir, Samantics, as they play tribute to the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Price includes seating ticket, souvenir glassware, soft drinks and appetizers. Raffle tickets, beer and wine sold separately. click here to see the flyer

  • Read more about these events in our recent newsletter.

    The West Sacramento Historical Society was established in 1993 to preserve the history of West Sacramento and to provide an opportunity for individuals and groups to learn about and experience the rich culture of our past. The WS Historical Society established the Museum and Visitor Center, the first museum in West Sacramento, on February 20, 2005.

    In addition to exhibits, we provide special screenings and book signings for projects relating to West Sacramento history. Our staff are also available for speaking engagements.

    WSHS is supported by memberships and donations, and receives some funding from the City of West Sacramento.

    The West Sacramento Community Center opened in 2011 with a History Gallery dedicated to West Sacramento history. The "Our Journey" exhibit series features the contributions of various cultures to the rich history of West Sacramento.

    Wish List

  • Donate permanent space that contain a hydraulic lift for 3 antique fire trucks
  • Donate long-term, permanent, climate-controlled space for archives
  • Donate gift cards for any amount: OfficeMax, Office Depot, Staples
  • April 2015
    The West Sacramento Historical Society has installed a new exhibition in the Community Center, History Gallery located at 1075 West Capitol Avenue. Titled, The River Cats Inaugural Season, it is on the 2000 season and also pays tribute to the late Art Savage. River Cats Booster Club applications will be available in the Gallery.

    Bryte and Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN) and the West Sacramento Historical Society (WSHS) share office space under an agreement with Yolo County Housing at River Bend Manor - 664 Cummins Way, West Sacramento (map). Read more here.

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