Date posted: 02/14/2013
Visit the Folsom History Museum!
People who are staying in hotels near Orangevale CA should make a trip to visit Folsom History Museum this February or March. The Museum is operated by the Folsom Historical Society, and home to a collection of artifacts and treasures meaningful to the history of Folsom. Many exhibits feature the Gold Rush era.
The goal of the Folsom Historical Society is to preserve our past. The museum archives collect, preserve and make documents available for public research. The Historical Society was founded in 1960 to preserve the history of Folsom and reconstruct the Wells Fargo & Company assay office and bank into the museum. Exhibits are about Folsom’s native people, the discovery of gold, the formation of mining amps, ethnic groups, the formation of the town, railroad, prison, powerhouse and gold mining.
In February and March, two new exhibits will be open, called “Folsom in the 1950’s” and “Weaving the Past into the Future.” One of the more popular areas is Pioneer Village. Costumed docents offer tours through the outdoor living-history site that is a look into the life of pioneers. You can climb aboard a caboose, pan for gold in the stream, watch a blacksmith work, settle into a cabin and much more. Tours are $4 per student with no charge for chaperones or teachers. For more information, click here.
On March 8, Folsom History Museum will put on a wine-bottling event. For $35, you can visit Vintner’s Cellar in the Nimbus Winery building and taste 3 wines of your choice, along with delicious appetizers. At “Bottle Your Own Wine at Vintner’s Cellar” you can enter a raffle of wine-related prizes. The event will last from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This is a fun evening event for all wine-lovers benefitting the Folsom History Museum and Pioneer Village. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or here.
Hope you have a great stay in Folsom!