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Arts & Museums
The Western Railway Museum stands to a great deal of historical significance. It is precisely situated in the Solano County in the U.S. State of California. It boasts of holding the largest collection of the Sacramento northern railway collection in existence. Most of the prevalent collections in the museum brags of trolleys. The site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
Composed of five unique galleries, this museum depicts the history of Vallejo and the Navy installation on Mare Island. It's features include a working submarine periscope, bookstore, and a gift shop and it is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
This national park is the preserved home of one of the United States' most famous naturalists and conservationists, John Muir. Muir, who passed away in 1914, founded the Sierra Club and is considered the father of the National Parks system. The site consists of Muir's 17-room Victorian mansion and surrounding fruit ranch, his gravesite, the Martinez Adobe, and the recently added Mount Wanda area that features the John Muir Nature Trail. Take the self-guided tour of the grounds. There are special events around Christmas and on John Muir's birthday, April 21.
This adobe structure was built in 1849 and is part of the John Muir National Historic Site. Although John Muir never lived here, he did spend a lot of time here when his daughter and her husband and children occupied the dwelling. The original owner, Don Vincente Martinez, son of the commandante of the Presidio of San Francisco, built the house but only lived there for four years. After visiting the historic adobe home, visit Muir's 17-room mansion and take a walk on the John Muir trail that runs through a majestic oak forest.
The Don Francisco Galindo House is also known as Galindo House and Gardens and is located in Concord, California. It was built by Francisco Galindo and his wife, Maria Dolores Manuela Galindo in 1856. This is one of the last remaining Victorian ranch houses in the county. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 20, 1988.
Local artist Steven Gordon creates lovely pastels of Northern California and the Napa Valley area. Stop by Gordon Gallery and view the selection. Several limited edition prints are available and all can be ordered online. The works are very colorful, depicting all the scenery of the area: fog, sunlight, trees, vineyards, reservoirs, forest paths and the like. Anyone visiting Napa Valley should make a point of stopping by the gallery to view the artist's work.
This is an intriguing collection, rooted in Napa's pioneering and wine making history. The Napa Valley Museum is housed in fashionably deconstructed quarters of recent vintage, with lofty, open interiors. The exhibit spaces are intelligently arranged and well lit, making good use of Napa's abundant natural light. Its educational programs are great, particularly strong hands-on art training for kids.
The Riverview Union High School building is a historic structure that houses the Antioch Historical Society Museum. The museum features artworks by various local artists, from Virginia Fleming to Helen Love. Group and school tours of the museum, which is open only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, are available. The museum, grounds and gazebo can be hired for private events.
Located at Sonoma State Historic Park, Lachryma Montis was constructed by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo in the period between 1851 and 1852. The estate's name, which is Latin for 'mountain tear', was derived from its proximity to a spring the locals called 'Chiucuyem', or 'crying mountain'. Today, the estate has been preserved in order to give visitors a glimpse into General Vallejo's life and times.
Located in Walnut Creek, this museum is a multi-purpose facility that cares for injured and endangered animals from all over the state of California. It operates the largest veterinary rehabilitation hospital in the United States, treating over 6000 wild animals annually. In addition, they have educational tours for children, and a learning theater.
The Bedford Gallery is solely dedicated to visual arts and artists. It does not restrict itself to a particular type or genre and offers a great mix of contemporary, historic and modern art. Throughout the season, it hosts exhibitions, art talks, workshops and many other events. The gallery also takes initiatives to introduce and educate the general public to the world of creativity and art. For more details and updates, call ahead.
Founded as Inglenook in 1880, the historic Rubicon Estate has the honor of being one of the few remaining family-owned wine estates of its magnitude in existence. It is comprised of 235 acres (95 hectares) of organically certified vineyards, and is located in Napa Valley's Rutherford appellation. Rubicon Estate is home to the region's most famous Chateau and Rubicon—the estate's flagship wine. Dominated by a special clone of Cabernet Sauvignon that can be traced back to the original vineyard plantings of 1880, Rubicon is a Bordeaux blend that reflects the unique terrain of this property. In addition to the collection of award-winning wines, Rubicon Estate offers an array of tours and tastings, some historical, others are hands-on and interactive. From guided walks through the vineyard to barrel sample tasting in the cellar, the property's tour guides are experts at creating dynamic wine experiences for all guests. The estate also is home to the Centennial Museum housing memorabilia from Francis Ford Coppola's movies.