History

Governor signs new Folsom Prison museum bill

After nearly 10 years of planning, locals and tourists will soon be able to visit a new, state-of-the-art museum filled with artifacts highlighting Folsom Prison. Assemblywoman Be ...

Hot Fads and Cool Trends in Cloth

Hot Fads and Cool Trends in Cloth is the theme of this year’s 36th Annual Vintage Quilt and Fashion Exhibit at the Folsom History Museum. A collection of 46 vintage quilts fr ...

Holocaust survivor to speak in Folsom

At 15-years old, Albert Rosa originally from Greece, survived the Holocaust, later earning five American military medals including the Purple Heart for his courageous acts of brave ...

‘My Life Around the Big House’ book signings

Longtime local Rick Wiley, 63, will share insights into his experiences growing up at Folsom State Prison at two book signings in Folsom this weekend. Author Matthew Easterbrook an ...

Celebrate Folsom Prison’s 135th anniversary at benefit event

Updated 10:45 a.m. July 22, 2015: The Old Guard Foundation board has elected to cancel this event. This year marks Folsom State Prison’s 135th anniversary. Opened in 1880, i ...

Garden party of wonder and delight

Visitors may feel like they’ve fallen down a rabbit hole when they arrive at the Garden of Wonder and Delight June 20 in Granite Bay. Complete with light appetizers, beverage ...

Powerfest celebrates Folsom’s electrifying history

In an effort to bring awareness to Folsom’s history, the Historic Folsom Powerhouse will be open for an evening of taps and tunes at the first Powerfest event. “This y ...

Step into the past at annual Spring Antique Fair

The Folsom Historic District Association’s 49th annual Spring Antique Fair will overtake the Folsom Historic District this weekend. The fair is from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, A ...

Folsom student awarded $16,000 through VFW scholarship contest

Folsom High School senior Jaycie Schenone was recently named the second place winner in the 2015 National Voice of Democracy Program and recipient of the $16,000 Charles Kuralt Mem ...

Folsom plumber Andrew Michael Lane Sr. leaves a legacy

For 44 years Andrew Michael Lane Sr. owned and operated Andy’s Plumbing Services and Repair in Folsom. Lane passed away in his Fair Oaks home on Feb. 9 at 90 years old, but ...

Folsom artists showcase creations at new exhibit

A new art exhibit called “Art and Artists of Folsom” featured at the Folsom History Museum will highlight artwork from Folsom Arts Association members, archived items f ...

Placerville to light up the night

For more than 25 years, Placerville has welcomed the holiday season with a special holiday event celebrating local entertainment, a traditional tree-lighting near the historic Cour ...

Stand up and salute the town's grand marshal

Veterans Day is remembered every year on Nov. 11, to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism. In Folsom, the day is celebrated with a parade and remembrance ceremony. ...

A different kind of rehabilitation

In the 1940s Folsom Prison inmate Ralph Pecor spent his time painting a mural of the “Last Supper” on the wall of the Prison Chapel. Today prison officials and communit ...

Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail span

Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out. ...