Experience and interact in a living history environment. Gain greater
understanding of area history in your classroom. Step into the shoes of the
early pioneers and find out what their life was really like.
Chose from any of
several programs offered by The Folsom History Museum to help your students
learn and embrace the rich history of the area.
Docent Guided Tours & Programs
At Your School
Folsom History Museum
Step back in time. With the help of a costumed docent your students will travel
through the history of Folsom from the Nisenan village of Yolimpo through the
Gold Rush, the Sacramento Valley Railroad, the Pony Express, the development of
Folsom and the surrounding area to 1961 when gold dredging came to an end.
Museum houses a variety of artifacts that chronicle the settlement and
development of the Folsom area. Tours for groups can be arranged in advance of
the Folsom History Museum. Tour includes information on early settlers, the Gold
Rush influence, establishing of a town and factors that gave the town
permanence. A docent dressed in period costume presents tours of the museum. Allow 45 minutes for
the tour. The Museum can also arrange for a package history tour including the Railroad
Turntable, and the Folsom Pioneer Village. Allow 1 ˝ hours to tour all three
areas. Tours must be booked in advance and there is a per person fee.
Traveling Trunk Program Goes to Your
Trails and Tales
Learn the story of Nancy Kelsey, the first American woman to enter California by
the overland route. Using authentic artifacts, “Nancy” tells the story of
traveling across the country in a covered wagon, her first impressions of the
Folsom area and her life as a pioneer.
Discover what the Spanish colonization of California through the Mission System
meant to today's California.. “Ysidora Pico” talks about the reasons the Spanish
came to California, the methods they used to settle the land and the life of the
Indians on the missions.
Explore the early settlers of the area, the impact of the discovery of gold and
the development of Folsom into a thriving town. In this presentation we bring
the Folsom History Museum to you.
Cost and Scheduling
Each program costs $50.00 per classroom. We can schedule 2 classrooms per
day in the same school. Each presentation lasts about 90 minutes.
Contact Melissa Pedroza, Education Program Coordinator 916-985-2707 or
These programs appeal to universal audiences and complement the curriculum
standards of the California Board of Education in California History and Social
Science Standards for third and fourth grades for “understanding our ancestors
for long ago”.
If you are interested in booking a presentation please call the Museum at
send us an email.