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Come see 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 Vacas, settled in Vacaville over one hundred eighty years ago. Meet Peña family member descendants! Stop in the adjacent Mowers-Goheen Museum, and see local artifacts that include Peña family children’s toys and a woolly mammoth bone!
There will be lots of fun activities, including grinding corn on authentic mortar and pestles. Enjoy cookies and treats while listening to the music of the Vacaville Jammers, directed by Terry and Leslie Cloper. The Jammers sing and play a variety of instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and harmonica. And don’t forget to get your face painted! Learn how the early settlers made butter! Make a corn husk doll to take home! Our 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.
Sue Chan from California Education Through Animals (CETA) Foundation will be joining the fun! Chan will bring a few animals from her Phoenix Ranch on Midway Road while she chats with park visitors about her new book “The Whisperers’ Way” for teaching and healing children and animals through knowledge, wisdom, and heart.
Joining Sue, Quinton Mendoza, local diving coach of the 707 Diving team will also be on hand to share his love of reptiles!
Also joining the fun will be Fairfield Police Officer Michael Peña and his K9 partner Cort. Cort has served eight years with the Fairfield Police Department and was recently awarded the accolade of a rarely-given Purple Heart medal!