Sutter Street, Folsom California
The museum building is a reconstruction of the Wells Fargo & Company Assay Office built in 1860 by Palmer & Day, who were Wells Fargo agents in Folsom. In 1959, one year short of its 100th birthday, the structure was torn down to make way for a gas station. In 1960, residents founded the Folsom Historical Society and in 1976 rebuilt the building on its original site as a museum.
In 1991, the Society dedicated the two-story addition on the adjacent lot, where Pony Express horses were once stabled.
Other History nearby:
(Jackson) Amador County Museum
(Georgetown) Bayley House
(San Andreas) Calaveras County Historical Museum
(Sacramento) California Military Museum
(Sacramento) California State Capitol
(Sacramento) California Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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04/16 Coming to The Folsom area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
The Rio Vista Bass Derby Festival Rio Vista CA October11-13 Rio Vista is proud to host the oldest fishing derby on the West Coast. The festival is a three-day derby for bass, catfish and sturgeon. The festival also boasts music, food and fun for fishermen and non-fishing children and adults as well. The events include a carnival, live music and dancing, classic car show, a pancake breakfast, parade and BBQ. A large fireworks display is also featured on Saturday night.