Folsom Historical Society Bylaws

George Stocker Blacksmith 1800s, Sutter Street, Folsom

The Folsom Historical Society was incorporated in 1959 as an educational, non-profit organization. Folsom residents founded the Society in 1961 in an effort to prevent the demolition of the assay office for Wells Fargo & Company. Members of the Society preserved the front facade and opened a history museum in 1976. The Folsom History Museum was operated on a volunteer basis from this 1600 square foot building for over fifteen years. In 1991, a 5700 square-foot, two-story addition was constructed. The new addition increased the museum's exhibition space and provided additional storage facilities for its growing collection and expanding programs. In 2003, the Folsom Historical Society assumed operations of the Folsom Pioneer Village (formerly the Interpretive Area)  incorporating it into our existing education program.

The Society's Mission

To discover, collect, preserve and make accessible the heritage of Folsom and its surrounding area;

To identify and preserve places of historical interest;

To promote public awareness of Folsomís history;

To educate the public on the importance of Folsomís role in the history of California and the United States and

To maintain a museum of historic interest.

Suspension Bridge (where Rainbow Bridge now stands)
Folsom, Approx. 1860

The Project's Mission

  • finance better community history programs & exhibits

  • fund school historical programs

  • educate individual children

  • provide incentives for children to study history

  • archive historical images and artifacts for future generations


Board of Directors for 2014:

President: Jeff Ferreira-Pro
Vice President: Georgina Valencia
Treasurer: Deborah Hurst
Asst. Treasurer: David Storer
Secretary: Roberta Long

Directors at Large:
Michael Arthurs
Pam Conrad
Roberta Long
Joe Luchi
Jerry Schroeder
 Felicia Bhe



Board of Directors Election Results

President: Jeff Ferreira-Pro
Treasurer: Debbie Hurst

Michael Arthurs
Pam Conrad
Roberta Long
Jerry Schroeder

Folsom History Museum

Exhibits in 2014

"Slaves to Fashion"
Opens Jan 25

"Pioneer Jews of the
Gold Rush"

Opens Apr 12

"A Bundle of Joy"
Antique Quilt & Vintage Fashions
Opens May 31
Read Full Details (pdf)
Download Flyer

"Extraordinary Collections"
Opens Sept.20

"Pioneer Village Shindig"
Wool Street, Folsom, CA 95630
June 7, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Tickets on sale now!
Tickets: $25 Adults, $10 Children Ė 12 and under

"Antique Evaluation Day"
Saturday, September 6, 10-1:00
$8 per evaluation, 5 evaluations
for $35
Register the day of the event
Read the flyer for more information

"History Unwined"
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Tickets on sale now

For more information download the PDF

"Museum of Wonder and Delight"
November, 2014
Donor Form

For more information download the PDF

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Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $4 for adults. $2 for youth. Children under 12 are FREE.
Parking: parking available in front and across the street from the Museum
Address:  823 Sutter St., Folsom, CA, 95630-2440 Get directions from MapQuest. 916.985-2707
Easy access from Light Rail and Bike Trail

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