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Gregg Jones Book Talk: "Most Honorable Son"

Sunday, July 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize finalist Gregg Jones will discuss his new biography, Most Honorable Son : A Forgotten Hero’s Fight Against Facism and Hate During World War II. The first comprehensive biography of WWII hero Ben Kuroki, Most Honorable Son recounts the incredible story of a Nebraska farm boy who became the only known Japanese American to fly combat missions in Asia during World War II, then devoted his life to fighting racial prejudice at home.

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Book talk with Gregg Jones

2:00 - 3:00 pm: Book signing and docent-facilitated tours of Uprooted: An American Story

Reduced $5 admission (Eventbrite fee applies). FREE for California Museum members.

Details & Tickets

"Meeting of the Music" Recap

Over Father's Day weekend, America at the Crossroads was packed with excitement, the craft table for custom guitar picks was a hit, delicious beer and pizza fueled the fun, and Dinorah Klingler, Michael Sallstrom and Ian Santillano captivated us with their performances.

A special shoutout to Richard Hoover from Santa Cruz Guitar Co. for his fascinating keynote presentation on the art of guitar making, and a big thank you to everyone who joined us!

P.S. We captured some great photos and footage of the event, so check out our Instagram reel and Facebook album.

Save the Date!

It may only be July, but we're gearing up for another great Fiesta...

Our annual Día de los Muertos Fiesta will be held Saturday, Oct. 12.

Ticket sales begin Thurs., August 1 at 10:00 am through Eventbrite. 150 Early Bird tickets will be available for just $5 – get ready because they'll go fast!

New this year: VIP terrace!

View the festivities from the courtyard terrace, grab a drink at the exclusive terrace bar, and access comfortable dining seating in the Gold Rush Grille. A limited number of VIP terrace tickets go on sale Aug. 1.

Want FREE admission to the Fiesta and the VIP terrace?

Become a California Museum member here! Members receive two free tickets per membership while supplies last and free access to the VIP terrace, plus numerous other benefits to enjoy year-round. Information on how to claim member tickets will be distributed to all members on August 1.

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Attention guitar lovers! We have some fabulous guitar merch in stock in the Museum Store, including guitar greeting cards and a custom America at the Crossroads t-shirt designed by our very own Bryn Wieking (pictured right). Get yours while supplies last!

Summer Camp Success 🗸

Last week, we had a blast traveling back in time to some of the state’s significant eras during our first session of summer camp.

We can't wait to do it again next week!

Plan Your Visit

The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm

and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Admission for Museum members is always free!

Book Your Ticket Now



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