Old Sacramento State Historic Park has been selected by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as the site to help launch a new postage stamp that honors Mark Twain. With the historic site as a backdrop and amidst a spirited rehearsal for the “Time Travel Weekends” program, a stamp dedication and presentation by an engaging Mark Twain re-enactor will take place on Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m. in the historic Passenger Station in Old Sacramento State Historic Park.
The activities are open to the public and the community is invited to attend the stamp dedication that will also include a performance by a local Boy Scout Color Guard. The United States Post Office will be on-hand to provide an opportunity for interested community members to be among the first to purchase the new Mark Twain anniversary postage stamp soon after its public release.
Additionally, the public is encouraged to stay and watch one of the final and highly entertaining theatrical rehearsals for the “Time Travel Weekend” program — featuring Mark Twain — that debuts the following weekend. Designed to delight, entertain and engage Old Sacramento visitors with good, old-fashioned fun reminiscent of the Gold Rush era, “Time Travel Weekends” are offered weekends July through August from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with expanded performances during Gold Rush Days over Labor Day weekend). The “Time Travel Weekends” program is presented by the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) in partnership with the City of Sacramento, California State Parks, Old Sacramento Business Association and participating merchants and businesses.
For more information about the new Mark Twain postage stamp, visit www.usps.com/shop
and for more information about the “Time Travel Weekends” program and other summertime fun activities in Old Sacramento, visit www.historicoldsac.org/timetravel.
About the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation
The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) is a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation. Old Sacramento is a living historic district. The mission of HOSF is to convey the importance of historic Sacramento as a place that connects our past to our present and future through engaging and entertaining events, activities and programs. More information is available at www.historicoldsac.org.
Disclosure : Traci Rockefeller Cusack represents a number of businesses and organizations throughout the greater Sacramento area including the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation.
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