The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is an official cooperating
association with California State Parks and a nonprofit, public benefit
corporation. CSRMF provides funding for ongoing support of numerous
programs at both the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento
and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.
California became a state on September 9, 1850, at the height of the Gold Rush. A narrative on the coming of statehood can be found at the California State Archives' and Golden State Museum's web site, www.learncalifornia.org.