Welcome to the Sacramento Pioneer Association

The Sacramento Pioneer Association, a non-profit organization, formed in 1854 by the actions of early Sacramentans who realized the historic significance of the times in which they lived. From its inception, the Association resolved to collectively celebrate and preserve the memory of the California Gold Rush era experiences of its membership. The organization promoted camaraderie, civility and patriotism among its members and their families. Through the years, the Sacramento Pioneer Association has been instrumental in preserving artifacts, documents and historic buildings, including Sutter’s Fort. Current members continue this mission of historic preservation through research and publication, philanthropy and a deep appreciation for Sacramento’s history.

In April of 2019, the film Guardians of the Past: The Sacramento Pioneer Association aired on Sacramento’s PBS station KVIE Channel Six. Please click on the link above to view the film.