This May 7th open house event will feature performances by the Congressional Gunfighters of America, a professional acting stunt troupe! The reenactment group is dedicated to preserving old Western history, specializing in live entertainment. They use period costuming and weaponry. Prior to the pandemic, they performed at historical “old town” events, train robberies, rodeos, state fairs, and specialty events. Some club members have appeared in films and TV shows!
In addition to the gunfighters, music will be provided by the Vacaville Acoustic Jammers, directed by Terry and Leslie Cloper. The Jammers sing and play a variety of instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and harmonica.
The Peña Adobe is the oldest fully restored structure in Solano County. The adobe was built in 1842 by Juan Felipe Peña after he and Juan Manuel Vaca arrived from the New Mexico region. Tours of the Adobe conducted by 5th generation Peña family descendants Cecelia Peña and Darlene Stewart will be available throughout the day. Native American Park Docents Armando Perez and James Tunstall will be speaking with park visitors of the Native Americans who lived here before the Peñas and Vacas arrived in the Lagoon Valley.
The park is also home to the Mowers-Goheen Museum, with its artifacts from the area’s settlement, as well as the Willis Linn Jepson Memorial Garden and the Indian Council Ground. Fun activities for children will include an old fashioned Potato Sack Race and learning to rope cattle!
The Peña Adobe Regional Park is located in picturesque Lagoon Valley off of Interstate 80, left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance. This event is free! For questions call (707) 447-0518. If you have a passion for local history and are interested in tours, volunteering, or more information, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.