Historic Pena Adobe Open House on Saturday, September 7

Volunteers from the Peña Adobe Historical Society open the Adobe and the Museum for visitors from 11am to 2pm the 1st Saturday of the month Feb. – Dec. This month features The History of American Baseball.

Location: Peña Adobe Park
1 Pena Adobe Road
Vacaville, California

Email: [email protected]

The Peña Adobe Historical Society will host “Baseball at Peña Adobe Park” in Vacaville, on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic park located at 4699 Pena Adobe Road in Vacaville, just off Interstate-80 left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance.

Visit the historic Peña Adobe, one of the oldest structures in Solano County.  Dating back to 1842, the Adobe was once the home of the Juan Felipe Peña family, who with the Vaca family, settled in Vacaville over one hundred seventy-five years ago.  Stop in the adjacent Mowers-Goheen Museum, and see local artifacts that include Peña family children’s toys and a woolly mammoth bone!

Peña Adobe will welcome members of Central Valley Vintage Base Ball as this month’s guests!  Central Valley’s Director Matt “Brandywine” Stone describes Vintage Base Ball as a pastime which is part recreation and part re-creation, preserving, promoting and celebrating the history of baseball by playing America’s pastime with its 19th century rules and customs.  Teams competing today wear period reproduction uniforms, use period authentic equipment and follow baseball rules that occurred in America over 160 years ago in order to accurately present the history of baseball.  Come out to Peña Adobe on Saturday, August 3rd and “Let’s Play Ball”!

Local baseball fans are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy under towering oak trees while listening to the Vacaville Acoustic Jam under the direction of Terry and Leslie Cloper. The Acoustic Jam sing and play a variety of instruments, including the guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and harmonica. They meet the first and third Wednesday of the month at the McBride Senior Center, at 91 Town Square in downtown Vacaville.  Park docents will offer tours of the Adobe, Museum and grounds.  This event is free!

Volunteers from the Peña Adobe Historical Society open the Adobe and the Museum for visitors from 11:00am to 2:00pm the first Saturday of the month, February thru December.  If you have an interest in local history, e-mail us at [email protected] and come join us at this gateway to Vacaville!


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