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Rumors Of Great Disaster Exhibition

California State Capitol Museum

Rumors of Great Disaster: The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake is an all-new exhibit opening at the State Capitol Museum on April 22, 2006. The exhibition features dramatic photographs, original accounts of survivors, memorabilia, and artifacts from the earthquake and firestorm.

The exhibition explores the geology of the earthquake area, the initial devastation caused by the actual earthquake, and the great conflagration that followed—engulfing dozens of city blocks and causing even greater destruction and loss of life than the earthquake itself. Also highlighted are San Francisco’s chaotic evacuation, the response by Federal and State governments, support from local communities and private enterprise, plus the city’s lengthy recovery and its massive rebuilding efforts.

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Exhibit opens April 22, 2006 and runs through April 22, 2007
Museum hours: Everyday from 9 am - 5 pm


California State Capitol Museum
California State Capitol Building
10th Street (between L & N Streets)
Sacramento, California


The Centennial of the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire is at hand, and in recognition, the California State Capitol Museum is opening Rumors of Great Disaster: The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Exhibition on April 22, 2006.


General public. Free event.

Volunteer Opportunities

People interested in volunteering at the State Capitol, please contact:
Eva Ross-Forney
(916) 324-0312 Ext. 200


Miriam Meidam, (916) 324-0333

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