“Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar” at Peña Adobe, Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday, December 01, 2018
11:00am to 2:00pm

Join us on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and look for Christmas gifts!  Tour the historic Peña Adobe, built in 1842, and the Mowers-Goheen Museum.  The Peña Adobe, historical landmark #534, was home of the Peña family, who with the Vaca family, settled in Vacaville over one hundred seventy years ago. The Museum selection of artifacts includes Peña family heirlooms, local Patwin tribe relics and an ancient woolly mammoth bone!


The park is located at 4966 Pena Adobe Road just off of Interstate 80, adjacent to Lagoon Valley Regional Park in Vacaville.

Contact Info:

Peña Adobe Historical Society
707 447-0518

Books by local authors available at the bazaar will include:  Fern Henry’s “My Checkered Life”, Francie Vicondoa’s “Spanish Doors, Dishes & Dreams”, Brian Irwin’s “Vacaville Then & Now” and Jerry Bowen’s “Images of America - Vacaville”.  In addition to Solano County history books, antique soap dishes, candle holders, craft items, hand made jewelry and baked goods will also be available.

This year’s program includes Sheena Beeson’s drama students from Armijo Theater Productions reading excerpts of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.  The Peña and Vaca families arrived in Vacaville and built their adobes in 1842, one year before Dickens published his popular novella. 

Under the direction of David Rodgers Jr., Starbound Theatre, an award winning youth theatre program, provides quality theater training for students ages 5-22.  Rodgers will bring students from Starbound to sing Christmas Carols and share information about their programs.

Joining in the festivities will be Dotty Schenk.  Dotty graduated from State University of New York with a degree in Commercial and Graphic Art.  She is an organist and harpist and will play holiday selections on the oak reed organ that played hymns in the stone chapel in Rockville Cemetary in the 1860s.  Built by the Estey Organ Co. of Brattleboro, Vt., the organ has been in the Peña Adobe since 2008 when the Rockville Cemetery District’s general manager offered the century-old organ to the museum. 

Join us for an old fashioned Christmas Bazaar!

The Peña Adobe, Museum and grounds will be open for docent led tours.  This event is free!