This past weekend we got to visit the historic Folsom Powerhouse. Built in 1895, it used what was then state-of-the-art technology to harness water power and turn it into electricity for the city of Sacramento. This kind of power is also known as hydroelectric power. It’s now a historic landmark and home to lots of different interactive exhibits.
The Folsom Historic District also features really neat original storefronts, the Folsom History Museum, and an original blacksmith forge, next to which you can pan for “gold” and learn about early prospectors.
We learned a lot on this trip without realizing it, and had a lot of fun while we were learning!