National Hispanic Heritage Month at Peña Adobe

Francisco Pulido of Dixon and his horse Pirate will be showing off Pulido’s roping skills at the event on Saturday, Sept. 7.
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The Peña Adobe Historical Society will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in Vacaville, on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the historic park located at 4699 Pena Adobe Rd. 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 welcomes “Folklorico Juvenil – Danzantes Unidos de Vacaville” as our special guest. This talented group consists of middle school and high school Vacaville youth who enjoy sharing their culture with the community. Most of the group met in Elementary school where they were first introduced to the art of traditional Folklorico Dance. With the support of parents, volunteers and strong supporters such as St. Mary’s Church they came together again two years ago and now perform all over Solano County and California.

Joining the day’s activities is Francisco Pulido of Dixon performing his roping skills. Pulido is from Rancho El Zapotillo in Dixon and has been roping for 40 years. Meet Pulido and his horse Pirate.  Join the nature walk led by docent Greg Schwei portraying famed botanist Willis Jepson or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy under towering oak trees at this historic 6.4 acre park. Historical Society 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 a.m.-2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, February through December.  For more information email penaadobe@gmail.com.

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