Chinese Heritage Museum Project Updates

One step closer to reality...

The Folsom Historical Society is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Howard Sr. and Mabel Chan House - home of the future Folsom Chinese Heritage Museum.  The small but historically significant Chan House is located at 917 Sutter Street in Folsom's Historic District.

This acquisition marks a significant step forward in the Folsom Historical Society's goal of opening a Chinese Heritage Museum dedicated to telling the rich and complex history of the Chinese in Folsom and in California.  In the 1880s, Folsom had a Chinese community of about 2,500 - the second largest Chinese community in California, after San Francisco.

How can you become involved?

The Folsom Chinese Heritage Museum cannot be realized without the support and sponsorship of our community partners, including the Chan family and the Heritage Preservation League of Folsom and our dedicated volunteers. 

FHS is looking for volunteers with some of the following skill sets: 

  • Landscaping/weed abatement

  • Painting

  • Public speaking

  • Graphic design

  • Archaeologist

  • Carpentry

  • Coalition building

  • Social media

  • Photography

  • Structural engineer

To volunteer, ask a question, or join our mailing list, please contact the Folsom History Museum at (916) 985-2707, or email or

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