Contact: Chris Harvey - Media Relations – (916) 730-2711
Contact: Ric Dorris - Museum Director - (916) 425-0343
October 28, 2019
Sacramento Regional Fire Museum Grand Opening
Opening of museum and educational center celebrates 180 years of firefighting in the Sacramento Region
Sacramento, Ca: The greater Sacramento area has a rich and storied firefighting history going back to the founding of the Sacramento Fire Department in 1850. In 1990, the Pioneer Mutual Hook and Ladder Society was founded, dedicated to preserving this rich history. For nearly 30 years, the organization has worked hard to acquire and preserve fire department apparatus and memorabilia, all the while searching for a permanent home for the collection.
This year, Pioneer Mutual was finally able to secure a building and begin construction of the Sacramento Regional Fire Museum. We are proud to celebrate the grand opening of the museum on November 2nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event is free to the public and families are encouraged to attend. There are displays of vintage fire engines and equipment, many old photographs, uniforms, and other memorabilia. More information about the museum can be found at www.sacfiremuseum.org.
Media are encouraged to visit the museum this week for a preview, tour, and interviews. Please contact Museum Director Ric Dorris at (916) 425-0343 to arrange a visit.
WHO: Sacramento Regional Fire Museum
WHAT: Grand Opening Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, November 2 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
WHERE: Sacramento Regional Fire Museum, 3650 Industrial Blvd, West Sacramento