Opportunity to volunteer at Peña Adobe

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Cricket Kanouff Peña Adobe Historical Society The Peña Adobe Historical Society in Vacaville needs volunteers to teach park visitors about Vacaville’s local history. The Peña Adobe Historical Society was established in 2004, staffed by volunteers, this nonprofit organization is committed to preserving the Peña Adobe and providing educational and cultural events to the community. An open house informational meeting is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Peña Adobe Park located just off Interstate 80 at Peña Adobe Road. The center of attraction at the 1 1/2 acre historic park is the oldest, fully restored structure in Solano County, the Peña Adobe, California historical landmark #534 and the former home of the Peña family. The Peña family together with the Vaca family were among the first settlers to arrive in Solano County in 1841. The Peña Adobe Historical Society opens the adobe and museum to park visitors the first Saturday of the month. The park also includes the Mowers-Goheen Museum, the Willis Linn Jepson Memorial Garden, Indian Council Grounds and horseshoe and picnic facilities. The Adobe and Museum will be open to the public during the meeting. The Peña Adobe Historical Society recruits and trains new volunteer members each year to share their love of Vacaville’s cultural history through guided tours, student bus trips, the City of Vacaville summer program and other outreach activities. Volunteers are asked to commit to 10 hours a year at the park and abide by the City of Vacaville rules and regulations. Individuals eager to learn and share their knowledge of Vacaville’s history, can join on Saturday, Feb. 2 and become a member of the Peña Adobe Historical Society. For more information visit their www.penaadobe.org or call 707-447-0518, or 707-470-9975.]]>

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