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Alert for May 4. The deadline to give has been extended to 3:00pm today (May 4).

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Good news! The technical difficulties have been resolved. You can give through Big Day of Giving until 3:00pm today (May 4).

For those who donate at least $100 (whether through the donation portal or our website), you will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Powerfest: Taps & Tunes on June 4. If you are donating through the Big Day of Giving portal, forward to us a copy of your donation receipt to info@ffpaonline.org.

Click here to donate online. Use the DONATE NOW button.

Our goal is to raise $3,000 by 100 donors to support this community treasure and California State Parks' educational and interpretive programs and activities, as well as fund research, displays/exhibits and literature. This is a tax deductible gift. Donations will be stretched even further by a generous pool of challenge funds. The more donations we receive the greater our the amount of challenge funds we will receive. Please help us reach our goals to benefit our community.

 

Powerhouse History

Friends of the Folsom Powerhouse Association, a non-profit, 501(c)3 public education corporation, is comprised of dedicated volunteers working with California State Parks to protect, preserve, interpret, and provide education to others about the Historic Folsom Powerhouse and the role it played in early California history. Through the interest and generosity of volunteers and supporters, the original powerhouse and equipment used in hydroelectric power generation and transmission still stand today and are preserved for the public to enjoy.

About the Park

Folsom Powerhouse

The Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park is part of the California State Park System and is listed as California State Historic Landmark #633. The park boasts an inviting Visitor Center with educational exhibits, a gift shop, and a panoramic view of the Powerhouse, the grounds and Lake Natoma.

Admittance to the park and Visitor Center is at no charge to the public (nominal parking fee). Tours by trained and volunteer docents are available during Visitor Center operating hours of 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful park grounds overlooking Lake Natoma, walk nature trails to Indian Grinding Rocks, picnics in the area or fishing in the lake. The parking facilities open at 12:00 Noon and close at 4:00 pm.


Join us for these great events!

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2nd Annual Powerfest: Taps & Tunes

June 4, 2016 -- 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Come celebrate the beginning of the Sacramento region's brewing industry. Ticket price includes beer tasting, live music, tours/exhibits, trivia/prizes, and more. BBQ available for purchase. Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door / $10 designated driver. Advance ticket sales close June 2.

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5th Annual Electricity Fair

September 10, 2016 -- 10:00am to 2:00pm

This is a FREE community event. Fun for kids of all ages.

Family fun. Children's activities. Interactive museum exhibits. Tours. Experiments. Displays. Oh boy what fun!

Come enjoy a day by the river to learn about electrical science, participate in solar arts and crafts, be amazed at Mr. Electricity, tour the Powerhouse, and more.

Power snacks and water available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the educational and interpretive activities of the Powerhouse State Historic Park.

Members of the business community are invited to partner with us to support this event that attracts thousands and supports this community treasure. Call FFPA President Brad Livingood at 916/825-8137.