folsom heritage

What would you call Folsom gold?

August saw the beginning of a new era for Folsom History Museum with the arrival of Mary Mast as director. Mary brings a wealth of experience and skill to the role and already has ...

Railroad excursion project is on track

Within 18 months, trains could be running on our excursion rail project, if everything stays on track. Following our recent report to the Folsom City Council, Mayor Steve Miklos m ...

Folsom is more than another Gold Rush town

It always bothers me when I hear people say, “Folsom is just another Gold Rush town.” This has been debated by Folsom’s history buffs for at least the 30 years I’ve lived h ...

Folsom has a lot to offer visitors

I remember remarking to my wife Erika on our first visit to Folsom in August 2007, “this is fantastic but there are no tourists?” I was seduced by Sutter Street and the Histor ...

Step back in time at Folsom Pioneer Village

There’s a place in Historic Folsom where you can relive life as it was during the Gold Rush. Most people discover it by accident and it’s often closed. But if you’re there o ...

Folsom’s heritage – What is it and why should I care?

This is the first of a new series of columns dedicated to the celebration of Folsom's rich heritage. We in Folsom are blessed with a treasure trove of historic buildings, larger th ...

Is city silencing public input?

On Tuesday, Jan. 13, I listened to the city staff present a modified Folsom city budget to the City Council and a large audience of concerned citizens. I appreciate the difficult c ...