An Oral History Roundtable: Your Fruitful Heritage
- Date: 09/07/2019 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
- Location: Vacaville Museum
213 Buck Ave.
Vacaville, California 95688
- Introduction: The Vacaville Museum: A Center for Solano County History & Culture is hosting an Oral History Roundtable, “Your Fruitful Heritage”, for all former fruit cutters and fruit packers.
The Vacaville Museum: A Center for Solano County History & Culture is hosting an Oral History Roundtable, “Your Fruitful Heritage”, for all former fruit cutters and fruit packers. The Roundtable is a part of the Museum’s free “Solano Arts & Lectures Series” and will be held on Saturday Sept. 7 from 2 pm-3:30 p.m. at the Museum, 213 Buck Ave, Vacaville, CA.
The event will feature Solano County folks who were lucky enough to take part in the historic fruit industry. It is the culmination of the Museum’s popular and current exhibition, Through the Lens: Our Fruitful Heritage, which runs through Sept. 15. The exhibit celebrates the wide-ranging importance of Solano County’s fruit industry, focusing on the Early Fruit District of the 1880’s.
Many local people took part in Solano County’s fruit industry as fruit cutters and packers — often as a summer high school job, earning spending money for the year.
The Museum is seeking any and all of those workers to participate in the lively discussion—sharing stories and swapping tales of the times. All are encouraged to come to this historic gathering—whether as an oral history participant or an interested observer.
The oral histories will be recorded and archived at the Museum.
Together, history will be made once again, when participating fruit industry workers gather to tell and hear the wonderful first-hand stories.
The event is generously sponsored by Vacaville residents, Anita and Frank Lopez.
To attend this free event either to tell your “fruitful stories,” or to come and hear these fascinating tales, call the Museum at (707) 447-4513. Space is very limited and reservations are recommended. 3