The Folsom Historical Society makes it their duty to keep the history of Folsom alive and fresh for the modern audience. And there’s no place they do it better than at the Folsom Historical Museum on Sutter Street.
Sutter Street itself and the buildings on it are fashioned to look like they’re from the Old West, and the Folsom Historical Museum is no different. The building itself was constructed in 1860, originally used as an assay office by Wells Fargo, the Folsom Historical Society reconstructed and repurposed the building as a museum celebrating the city’s rich history. So right before you even entering the museum, you already feel like you’re living out the history of the Wild West.
Inside the building is a number of artifacts and items from back in Folsom’s early days, each with their own unique story to tell. One of the ways the owners keep the history of Folsom alive is with a rotating exhibition. At the time of writing this, the current exhibition they have going is something called “Remember Me”, a history of Sacramento County cemeteries. Sometimes they rotate multiple exhibits while keeping certain displays up. This gives visitors their own unique experience while also giving them a reason to come back for more. They also hold an annual quilt show, adding a bit of variety to the rest of their museum.
For anyone looking to learn about Folsom’s history in a fun and educational way, the Folsom Historical Museum is just the place for you!
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