“Welcome to the Murer House! A Little Bit of Italy in Historic Folsom.”
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At the Murer House and Learning Center located at 1125 Joe Murer Court in the
City of Folsom, CA We offer Italian language, culture and food classes and special events in a beautiful and historic setting. Classes are held in the Murer House Learning Center, an 1890s house on the ground of the historic Giusppe Murer house. We also have an annual event to celebrate Folsom’s Italian Sister City, Crespano del Grappa (Giuseppe’s home town). Come enjoy a little bit of Italy in historic Folsom!
The non-profit Murer House Foundation offers these events to raise funds to preserve and maintain the historic house and structures owned by the City of Folsom. The historic house is open for tours by the public, and work is underway to open the grounds for intimate outdoor events, such as garden classes and musical presentations.
Murer House Foundation Mission Statement:
To protect and preserve the Murer House, to educate and promote the community’s understanding of the site, its history and natural resources, and Folsom’s Italian Heritage; and develop the sister city relationship between the citizens of Folsom and Crespano del Grappa.
To achieve our mission statement by focusing on programming, membership, site curation, fund raising. Preservation and maintenance are a key part of our purpose. In the past year, the Foundation has provided funding through donations and fund raising to paint the historic house and perform maintenance activities for the site’s classroom building.
Questions about The Murer Foundation?
As the MHF moves toward self-sufficiency and begins offering more classes, movie, music and special events, and site rental, we need volunteer help in many areas: concessions, ushers, marketing and outreach, office help, construction, cleaning, etc. If you would like to help in any way, please call Cindy Baker at (916) 985-3250.
Folsom Historical Society
The goal of the Folsom Historical Society is to preserve our past. The Folsom History Museum archives exist to collect, preserve, and make available historical records and documents for public research. The Museum's collection illustrates various aspects of Folsom's rich history. The Folsom Historical Society was founded in 1960 to preserve the history of Folsom and to reconstruct the Wells Fargo & Company assay office and bank (Palmer & Day Building) that now serves as the Folsom History Museum.
City of Folsom's Sister City: Grespano del Grappa, Italy
City of Crespano del Grappa, Italy
The sister city to Crespano del Grappa is Folsom, California in the USA. Folsom is a city located in Sacramento County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 51,884. On September 29, 2000 the city of Folsom, California and Crespano del Grappa, Italy signed the "Declaration of Friendship" at an official ceremony in Crespano del Grappa and entered into a Sister City relationship.
"Norma Andrighetto-Petta and Robert Petta are leading a small group tour of Italy May 2014. Norma is an Italian teacher and author of "Italian for Travelers" and Robert has an MA in Art History specializing in Renaissance Art.. They have led numerous tours of Italy. Highlights are Rome, Sorrento,Tuscany and Venice. Optional: "Paisani" extension will tour the remarkable Veneto region: Crespano, Bassano del Grappa, Cortina d'Ampezzo and Palladian villas. Seats are going fast; contact us soon at:
Norma Petta email@example.com
The Murer House is now open for tours the first Saturday of every month. Hours will be 11 am to 3 pm, or by appointment.