Vacaville Museum

Nut Tree Centennial: 100 Years of Fun, Food and Family

Vacaville Commons is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Vacaville Museum Exhibit – Nut Tree Centennial.  Celebrating 100 Years of Fun, Food and Family.

 

In July of 1921, the Power family started a roadside fruit stand that would become California’s favorite road stop and put Solano County on the map for travelers all over the country. The Vacaville Museum exhibit honoring the 100th anniversary of the original Nut Tree – Nut Tree Centennial: 100 Years of Food, Family and Fun – is now open (through January 9, 2022).

 

The Vacaville Museum’s Nut Tree Centennial exhibit tells the story of the Nut Tree and the local family who, through a commitment to quality and innovation, created a world renowned “oasis of good taste” that was fit to serve the Queen, and did. The exhibit features all things original Nut Tree, including displays of the restaurant, retail shops and the Post Office. The colorful art of Nut Tree graphic artists, led by Don Birrell, are displayed throughout the exhibit.

 

The Museum exhibit gallery is open Thursday to Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For guest safety, masks are required.  For more information about the Vacaville Museum and the Nut Tree Centennial exhibit, please call the Museum at (707) 447-4513.

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Vacaville Commons Named As Presenting Sponsor of The Vacaville Museum Original Nut Tree Centennial

The Vacaville Museum’s upcoming exhibit celebrating the centennial anniversary of Vacaville’s beloved original Nut Tree received a generous boost from Vacaville Commons who has joined the effort as the exhibit’s Presenting Sponsor.

 

“Along with providing a premier shopping experience to our guests, our mission is to give back to the Solano County community who so generously supports the Vacaville Commons and our stores,” says Linda Rusin, Vice President of Property Management for the Rodde Company who operates Vacaville Commons. “One of the ways we give back is by supporting organizations like the Vacaville Museum. The Vacaville Commons family looks forward to celebrating 100 years of original Nut Tree memories.”

 

Museum Executive Director Joanie Erickson, speaking on behalf of Museum members and trustees, appreciates Vacaville Commons for their leadership and sponsorship in celebrating the original Nut Tree Centennial. “We’re just so excited and grateful to partner with Vacaville Commons. They’re a wonderful community partner who is helping us bring back some wonderful memories.”

 

Vacaville Commons is one of Solano County’s premier shopping experiences, with unique local shops, eateries, and large retailers such as Target and Safeway. To learn more about the Vacaville Commons, and to check out their digital deals, log on to vacavillecommons.com.

 

For more information about sponsorships or other ways to help, please call the Vacaville Museum at  (707) 447-4513 or email Executive Director Joanie Erickson at director@vacavillemuseum.org.

Vacaville Museum honors century of Nut Tree history

VACAVILLE — Babe Ruth was still at bat. The first dishwasher surfaced.

And the Nut Tree was born.

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Vacaville Museum celebrates Nut Tree Centennial

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Nut Tree Centennial at the Vacaville Museum

VACAVILLE – Guess who’s turning 100 this year? Solano’s beloved original Nut Tree! In July 1921, the Power family started a roadside fruit stand that would become California’s favorite road stop and put Solano County on the map for travelers all over the country.