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Kid's Day at Peña Adobe Park

Lots of fun activities for kids!

Post Date:04/19/2017 10:08 AM
Picture of the Pena Adobe at Pena Adobe ParkThe Peña Adobe Historical Society will host “Kids Day at the Adobe” at the Peña Adobe Park in Vacaville, on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is located at 4966 Pena Adobe Road in Vacaville’s rural southwest section just off of Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance.
 
Come see the historic Peña Adobe home, 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, ladies dresses from the turn of the century and a woolly mammoth bone!   
 
Fun activities will include acorn grinding on authentic mortar and pestles, and planting a California State Flower, the Poppy, to take home.  View Native American and pre-gold rush era tools. Stroll the historic grounds, enjoy cookies and treats and don’t forget to have your face painted!
 
Enjoy cookies and treats and tour the Pena's Adobe, the Willis Jepson Memorial, and the Indian Council Grounds.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy horseshoe pits, a small pond, and excellent hiking. Dogs are welcome on leashes.  Docents will be on hand to lead tours of the Peña Adobe, the Museum and the grounds.  This event is free.  For questions call (707) 447-0518 or visit our website www.penaadobe.org.
 
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 penaadobe@gmail.com and come join us at this gateway to Vacaville!