Current exhibit in the lobby
"More Sublime than any Cathedral"
Celebrating Yosemite's 150th Anniversary
In 1864, President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, which for the first time in history set aside a large tract of wilderness land for public enjoyment. The history of Yosemite is explored through the Library's collection of drawings, photographs, and other artifacts dating from the early 1800s to contemporary times. The exhibit is on the 1st and 2nd floor galleries of the California State Library building at 900 N St., Sacramento. Open 8–5, Monday through Friday.
"More sublime than any cathedral" – from Two Weeks in the Yosemite by Rev. James Monroe Buckley, 1883.
- "California As We Saw It": Exploring The California Gold Rush.
- California Calls You: The Art of Promoting the Golden State, 1870 – 1940.
- Historic Library & Courts Building: An Exhibition of Historical Photographs and Contemporary Images.
- California STEM Women's Calendar: Online calendar of women from California history who achieved success in STEM fields.
- Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Renovation: An interactive exhibit tracking the renovation of the State Library to its original splendor.
Treasures of the California State Library
“Rich, Rare, and Curious: Treasures of the California State Library, 1850-2000” was held at the Crocker Art Museum in 2000. The exhibit catalog is available as California StateLibrary Foundation Bulletin Number 67. The issue consists of 75 pages, including several full-color illustrations describing the history and special collections of library. It can be purchased from the California State Library Foundation.