Apr 24 2020
19th-Century Photography: Through the Lens of the ...

19th-Century Photography: Through the Lens of the ...

Presented by Photography Month Sacramento and Sutter's Fort State Historic Park at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

NOTE: Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, Sutter's Fort has made the difficult decision to postpone this event. A new date will be announced in the coming weeks.

Do you know the difference between a Daguerreotype and an Ambrotype? Now's your chance to find out!

Sutter's Fort is celebrating Photography Month Sacramento with a very special presentation by Nancy Jenner, Curator of Sutter's Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and the State Indian Museum. Nancy will provide a detailed introduction to 19th century photographic history, illustrated with photographic examples from the Sutter's Fort Collection.

While no early photographs exist of Sutter's Fort in its heyday, the Sutter's Fort Collections do house photographic materials from across the 19th century. This largely has to do with the role Sutter's Fort played as California’s first State History Museum. The photos in the Sutter's Fort Collections today provide a record of the dramatic changes in photographic technology during the 19th century, and how people used photographs to document their personal history. Join in to learn more!​

All proceeds from this event support our ongoing efforts to provide critical funding for educational programming and preservation and restoration projects at Sutter's Fort SHP.

Admission Info

General $8
Student and Teacher $4 (Active school ID required)
Member Free

*Tickets are non-refundable or transferable.
*Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 10.

Phone: (916) 323-7626

Email: friends@suttersfort.org

Dates & Times

2020/04/24 - 2020/04/24

Additional time info:

Gates Open 6pm
Gates Close 8:30pm

Location Info

Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

2701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816