News » 50th Anniversary Celebration - 9/15


August 06, 2018

Join us and fellow local history organizations as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Old Town Hall | 618 East Main Street, Vacaville

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Vacaville Heritage Council.

The nonprofit historical archives and research organization specializes in local history and is located in downtown Vacaville in the Old Town Hall, which is registered with the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1907.

The building originally housed the police department, council chamber, fire department and jail.

A celebration will take place from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Old Town Hall, 618 E. Main St., next to Vasquez Deli.

Vacaville Heritage Council invites the public to tour the Old Town Hall and join in the Heritage Street Faire. Have your picture taken in one of the original jail cells from 1907, visit the council chamber upstairs and chat with representatives from more than 25 local historical nonprofit organizations including the Western Railway Museum, Peña Adobe Historical Society, USS Hornet Museum and the Travis Heritage Center.

The Vacaville Heritage Council began organizing in 1968. Its collection today includes more than 8,000 historical photographs that date back to the 1850s.

Photos from the collection will be on display during the anniversary celebration.

People are invited to see if they recognize Vacaville when the Theatre DeVille was the Clark Theater or when the Vacaville Creamery was the social hang out of the young. Local authors Brian Irwin, Fern Henry, Sharon McGriff and Francie Vicondoa will be available as well.

Activities for children, food, music provided by the McBride Acoustic Jammers and the Barbershop Quartet Belle Voci will line East Main Street from Davis Street to Wilson Street. People may also have their picture taken with Smokey Bear.