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FUEL Newsletter from the California Automobile Museum! July/August 2014

02 Jul

Time is Ticking: Museum’s Bucket List Makes Progress From the Desk of Executive Director, Karen McClaflin I have a dear friend who has been diagnosed with cancer and is currently going through chemotherapy. The C word – Cancer. When mortality is in question, you start to look at your own life and what you’ve accomplished. There […]

FUEL NEWSLETTER May/June

28 Apr

Cover Story: Thoughts for the Future and a Growing Museum From the Cadillac of our Executive Director, Karen McClaflin Last month I had the privilege of attending both the California Association of Museum’s conference in Napa as well as the National Association of Automobile Museums’ conference in Los Angeles. It’s always an amazing opportunity to […]

New Home Project Announcement

01 Mar

February 15, 2014 – The California Automobile Museum is disheartened to announce that Paul and Renee Snider have decided to discontinue their pursuit of a Natural History Museum here in Sacramento.  The Sacramento Waterfront Museums Project was to be a combined natural history museum and an expanded California Automobile Museum on the spot where CAM […]

FUEL: High Octane News from the California Automobile Museum (March/April)

28 Feb

From the Desk of our Executive Director, Karen McClaflin I am sad to say we are losing our bookkeeper and membership coordinator of over eight years, Olessya Zhuk.  With more institutional knowledge than anyone else here, we will miss her greatly; not just for that, but also her beauty, grace and Russian accent!  For years, […]

“African Americans and the Automobile” at The California Auto Museum

17 Feb

OLD SACRAMENTO – The California Auto Museum in Old Sacramento focuses its Second Saturday Tour Series on Black History this month. On Saturday, February 8 come out and learn more about “African Americans and the Automobile” from 2-3:15 p.m. Learn how Black Americans were impacted by and contributed to the development of the automobile, the […]

FUEL Newsletter! Jan/Feb edition

02 Jan

When I was recently asked about the relevancy of museums today, I pondered whether the automobile collection found in our museum was something that visitors simply enjoyed, or could it have a greater influence, perhaps even a life-changing experience. I began to list people who, I felt in one way or another, had been affected […]

Should I Buy or Lease a Car? By Bradley Taylor

27 Nov

The decision to buy or lease a new vehicle is one that comes with plenty of advantages and disadvantages to each option. A few defining variables to bear in mind when making the choice are the mileage which will be put on the vehicle, available cash flow, and whether or not ownership is paramount to […]