The Vacaville Heritage Council, established in 1968, is a non-profit historical archives and research organization specializing in local Solano County History. Located on the main floor of the Old Town Hall at 618 East Main Street, Vacaville, the Council is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM or by appointment for research and tours.
Staffed by volunteers, the Vacaville Heritage Council preserves information of Solano County's past, specializing in Vacaville’s history. We work with historic documents, maps, and photographs. Items are digitally photographed and returned, while the information and negatives are archived and made available for public and non-commercial use.
Our collection includes over 8000 photographs dating to the 1850’s and an extensive collection of research books. Looking for something specific? We can refer you to another organization or individual, as we work closely with Solano County museums, and the Solano County Genealogy Society which occupies the upper floor of the historic Old Town Hall.
The Old Town Hall is registered with the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1907 by Solano County and Vacaville to replace the old jail.