Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 258: (Towe) California Auto Museum

CPCA's staff holiday party this year was a more lavish event in honour of our 20th anniversary. The festivities were hosted at the Towe Auto Museum on Front Street near the Sacramento River, which is quite close to our home and just across the street from the City of Sacramento Animal Shelter, where we found both our fabulous felines, Calypso and Captain Jack.

The museum has a constantly rotating exhibit from its permanent collection of classic cars and also features special exhibitions organized around particular themes. Mr. E and I had visited the museum once before to actual view the cars and at least one other time for a community development outreach meeting. Tonight, we took a stroll through the cars on display at the beginning of the evening. Below is an example of the autos on view:

When Mr. E and I moved to Sacto in 2003, the name of the venue was still the Towe Auto Museum. However, in 2009, the name was officially changed to the California Auto Museum, due to the change in focus of the collection. I didn't realize the extent of this change until I read about the history on the museum web page, as I still referred to it and think of it as the Towe Museum. Good to know the correct and accurate name!


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