Peña Adobe Historical Society Welcomes the Buffalo Soldiers Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Saturday, October 02, 2021
11:00am to 2:00pm

Peña Adobe Historical Society welcomes Buffalo Soldiers and the Solano County Sheriff’s Posse, Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 11:00am to 2:00pm!

Company G of the 10th Cavalry, better known to history as the Buffalo Soldiers, will be riding out of western history and into Peña Adobe Park on Oct. 2 for the first time.  They will be joined by the mounted volunteers Solano County Sheriff’s Posse and their horses at the Peña Adobe Historical Society monthly open house.  The Buffalo Soldiers are a living history group that was established in the Sacramento area almost 30 years ago. The group recreates the black cavalry units that served in the Old West from 1866 to 1891.  The black cavalrymen were given their nickname by the American Indians because the black men’s dark hair was so similar to the buffalo’s winter coats and the color of the cavalrymen’s skin.

Company G’s goal is to tell the story of the Buffalo Soldiers’ history visiting schools, community organizations, churches and public events.

They will have two tables with artifacts of the buffalo soldiers’ history on display and members, dressed in the uniformed of that time, will be on hand to talk with park visitors.  Joining the Buffalo Soldiers at Peña Adobe will be the Solano County Sheriffs’ Posse!

Location:

The Peña Adobe Park is located in Vacaville’s rural southwest section, just off Interstate 80 adjacent to Lagoon Valley Park

 

Contact Info:

Peña Adobe Historical Society
(707) 447-0518

The Sheriffs’ Posse has been part of the Solano County Sheriff’s Office for more than 70 years and is comprised of volunteers who use their horses and equipment to help the department with search-and-rescue efforts, emergency services and as public ambassadors. Come to the Peña Adobe Historical Park, bring a picnic lunch and meet the members of the Sheriffs’ Posse and see their amazing horses!  Learn the important role horses played when the Peña and Vaca families were raising cattle on their ranch on what was to become the city of Vacaville.

Also on hand will be Scott Griffin of the Fairfield-based Griffin Coin Company. Scott will be exhibiting portions of his collection of Civil War-era coins at the open house.  Under the direction of Terry and Leslie Cloper, the Vacaville Jammers will provide music while park visitors meet descendants of one of the first settlers in Vacaville, the Peña family!

Park docents will be available to lead tours of the Peña Adobe, California historical landmark #534 built by the Peña family in 1842. Stop in the adjacent Mowers-Goheen Museum and view a woolly mammoth bone, period clothing and local artifacts found during the Peña Adobe restoration.  The park is located at 4966 Pena Adobe Road in Vacaville’s rural southwest section just off of Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance.  This event is free!