Chinese Heritage Museum

History of the Chinese in Folsom and in California


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. To ask a question or join our mailing list, please contact the Folsom Historical Society at (916) 985-2707, or email

  • Sutter Street

Contact Details

  • 823 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA 95630, USA