ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Since its opening, the museum has produced, with the assistance of volunteers and guest experts, exhibits that interpret different aspects of Solano County life.
Past exhibits have included: The Solano Water Series; Childhood Memories; Spanish Voices; From Rising Sun to Golden Hills: The Japanese American Experience in Solano County; Willis Jepson, A Personal Landscape; and One Hundred Years of Homes and Gardens; Nut Tree Remembered; Harbison Legacy; Solano’s Gold, the People and Their Orchards; Telling Our Story, Solano at 150 years; SOLe ItaliANO, the Italian roots of Solano County and the Nut Tree Centennial.
Electronic news blasts, a quarterly member newsletter, and exhibit related programs keep museum members involved and informed. The Vacaville Museum Guild coordinates fundraisers (including an annual Children’s party and home and garden tours) which contribute to the annual fundraising budgeted goal.
The Vacaville Museum is the only museum with a mission to interpret the history of all of Solano County. Because of the scope of our mission we foster continuing contacts with and aid other county historical agencies and museums as much as possible. Due to our multidisciplinary approach to interpreting history, the museum has forged alliances with local artists and arts organizations, the Jepson Herbarium, the Holt Atherton Center, Solano County Water District, the City of Vacaville, the San Francisco Art Institute, Solano County Board of Education, Solano County Arts Council and other community organizations.
The Vacaville Museum primarily serves the population of Solano County. However, because some of the exhibits and programs have a wider appeal – notably the exhibits on Berryessa Valley, Willis Jepson, and the Nut Tree – the Museum attracts visitors from throughout California.
Our mission is to build community through shared history. We do this by preserving and celebrating the unique history and culture of Solano County.