Folsom History

New Museum of Wonder and Delight to open

In an already lush landscape of Sacramento area attractions, it is hard to imagine a uniquely new don’t-miss attraction on the horizon. But imagination is exactly what it is all about. What is “it?” The Museum of Wonder and Delight, 905 Leidesdorff St., Suite 100, in Folsom, is where wonders never cease. Starring the one-of-a-kind […]

Quilts and vintage fashion on display

“Hot Fads and Cool Trends in Cloth” is this year’s theme for the popular summer quilt and clothing show in the Wells Fargo Gallery at Folsom History Museum. Antique quilts in hexagon, log cabin, crazy patchwork and other patterns will be on display at the 36th annual exhibit. Showcased are Victorian-era gowns and other clothing […]

History Museum Sponsors Tours

The Folsom History Museum will be presenting a docent-led tour of St. John the Baptist Church Cemetery. The cemetery tour will highlight events in the lives of some of Folsom’s early day settlers. Buried in the cemetery is a vaudeville/silent screen star, professional baseball player and civil war veteran as well as many other interesting […]

Extraordinary Collections on display in Folsom

“Extraordinary Collections” opens at the Folsom History Museum on Saturday, Sept. 20. Included will be geodes, branding irons, Star Wars memorabilia, hippos, horses, donkeys, vintage bicycles and TVs, as well as a collection of original rock-n-roll posters signed by the artist dating back to Buddy Holly. In the heart of historic old town, Folsom History […]

Pioneer Jews of the Gold rush

Little known Jewish communities of the Gold Rush era are the focus of a new exhibit at Folsom History Museum. Artifacts loaned by local residents and descendants of pioneer Jews and historical photographs tell the story of the success of these Jewish merchants and their contributions to the economy and civic affairs of California. The […]

Fashion highlights new exhibit

“Slaves to Fashion,” a provocative new exhibit at Folsom History Museum, showcases the beautiful and extreme elements of style during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Of special interest are the physically constraining corsets, hoops and bustles that contorted the female figure to a fetishized form. The lavish display includes elaborate, exquisitely hand-worked dresses, undergarments, hats, fans […]

Mini evaluation day on Sutter Street

The Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter in Folsom is having “Out of Grandma’s Trunk” featuring Linda Setnik, appraiser of Victorian women’s fashion on Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Collectors are invited to bring pre-1930 era clothing and family photographs as well as quilts and jewelry for evaluation. Cost will be $8 per […]

Annual Antique Evaluation day in Folsom

FOLSOM — On Saturday, Sept. 8, antiques enthusiasts are invited to bring family treasures and garage sale finds for informal evaluation and identification during the 16th Annual Antique Evaluation Day on Sutter Street in Folsom. An impressive team of volunteer appraisers, covering a wide range of specialties, will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more […]

Folsom museum to hold appraisal day

FOLSOM — Out of Grandma’s Trunk Appraisal Day will take place on Historic Sutter Street on Saturday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteer appraisers will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their family treasures. Appraisers will draw on years of experience in providing an estimate of current market value […]

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