Saturday afternoon, December 5, 2020 the oldest surviving single wall house in the Sacramento area, the Foulks House was dedicated at Heritage Park. After 167 years and six generations of family use, it was moved to the park in 2005. It took us 15 years to raise funds and complete the restoration and we couldn’t be more proud. Thank you Elk Grove! It is now a museum and a testament to one lady who moved her and her five kids from Missouri to Elk Grove in a wagon train and created her own 320 acre ranch.
The event was attended by about 85 interested guests, including 15 Foulks family descendants and our own Board of Supervisor representative Don Nottoli. Local historian Dennis Buscher gave a 10 minute narrative of the families history that had us all in awe of this family and incredible woman and what she was able to accomplish. The Native Sons Of the Golden West installed a bronze historical marker with a ceremony that was lead by several officers from all over the state. Tours followed and it turned out to be a truly wonderful event.
Please come visit the house on a First Saturday of the month free tour. Look for information on our elkgrovehistoricalsociety.com website in the “History – Elk Grove” section of the Menu.