Wheels of Italy - Murer House Fundraiser
The Murer House and Learning Center located at 1125 Joe Murer Court in the City of Folsom, California, is an Italian cultural icon in Folsom. Wheels of Italy is the major fundraiser to help support the center and its operation.
Wheels of Italy is a car, motorcycle and bicycle show open to the public in which the heritage of Italian transportation is showcased. On Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the event offers free admission, prizes for vehicles displayed, Italian pizza and beverages for sale. Our goal is to support the Museum and Learning Center through community donations.
Please help us promote and preserve our community's Italian heritage and culture!
More on Murer House and Learning Center
Murer House offers 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.