Victory in the Pool
Sacramento History Museum

Join us as we welcome author Bill George for a talk on his book, Victory in the Pool: How a Maverick Coach Upended Society and Led a Group of Young Swimmers to Olympic Glory.


George tells the inspiring story of Sherm Chavoor a swim coach who could not swim, and his dedicated athletes who rose from obscurity to win twenty Olympic gold medals during the 1960s and ‘70s. They triumphed in two of the most tumultuous and dangerous Olympic Games ever held, the 1968 Mexico City Games and the 1972 Munich Games.


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Gold Fever! Game
Sacramento History Museum

Boom or Bust, launching from the newly relocated Sacramento Visitors Center, guests to the Old Sacramento Waterfront can experience what it was like to catch gold fever in the River City while getting actively involved in the intriguing Gold Fever! Game and tour. Participants take on personas of characters in history – or “real-life rascals” – who scratched and clawed their way to make this area the center of the Gold Rush. Never the same experience twice, Gold Fever! Game relives Sacramento’s early days when gold fever ruled amid horrible disasters that threatened fates and fortunes.

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Old Sacramento Underground Tours
Sacramento History Museum

Old Sacramento Underground Tours – Tour tickets may be purchased at the Sacramento History Museum, Visitor’s Center (1000 2nd St), or online at sachistorymuseum.org


Tickets are on sale for our popular Old Sacramento Underground Tours which run seven days-a-week. Ticket prices for adults are $22.00, and ages 6 – 12 are $15.00. Children 5 and younger are free. Tours are limited to 20 per group, face masks are required while inside the museum and in the underground areas. Underground Tours run approximately 1 hour.