The History and Arts Commission encourages the public to participate in the preservation of our history and cultural arts programs and always welcomes new ideas. If you have an idea, please call (916) 725-2448 or email email@example.com.
A Sampling of Citrus Heights History and Arts Activities...
PUBLIC ART promotes the arts and beautifies the city. Citrus Heights currently houses two pieces of public art including the statue, "Celebrate Citrus Heights," by Philip Sciortino, located in front of the Community Center on Fountain Square Drive, and, "Up and Away," by Colin Lambert, located on Greenback Lane between Parkoaks Drive and Van Maren Lane.
ART IN CITY HALL features the exhibitions of local artists in various buildings in the Civic Center Complex. A new exhibition is featured approximately every two months and generally includes the work of two to three artists. The goal of the program is to beautify City Hall, to create community involvement, to promote public art, and to create an opportunity to feature the talent of local artists. The public is invited to view the art collection during regular business hours. If you are interested in participating in a tour to view the art, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 725-2448. Also, if you are interested in showing your art, email email@example.com or call (916) 725-2448.
HISTORIC PLAQUES mark various sites in the community that are of historic interest such as the Sylvan Cemetery and Rusch Home. These are proud and charming chronicles of a rural lifestyle from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. For more information see the Historic Citrus Heights brochure and self-guided tour manual.
THE HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY was created by historic preservation expert, Carol Roland, to develop the Citrus Heights Historical Resources Survey. The Commission utilized the material in the survey to adopt recommendations regarding the relative significance of historic sites within the community.
HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS relating to the history of Citrus Heights are housed at City Hall. If you are interested in viewing a copy of any of the various publications relating to the City of Citrus Heights, please contact City staff, at 916-725-2448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE FOURTEEN MILE HOUSE has officially been designated as a California Point of Historical Interest by the California Office of Historic Preservation. The site is now listed in the official California State Register. The building is the last of the many early inns built to serve the freight wagons along the Auburn Road. The building dates back to 1849, and is likely one of the oldest buildings in Sacramento County, even though it has been moved and remodeled. The nomination application content has been adapted it into a user friendly format for Citrus Heights residents.
THE HISTORY AND ARTS COMMISSION assists the city in the preservation and protection of its historical resources and works to develop and promote cultural arts within the city. Each fiscal year, the Commission adopts a Work Program outlining specific projects and themes they will concentrate on for the year.