New Vacaville Museum Exhibit: Solano Collects!

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This is your show, created from the interesting, unique, whimsical and wonderful collections that your fellow Solano County residents have been enjoying in the privacy of their homes.

Location: Vacaville Museum
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
213 Buck Avenue
Vacaville, California

We had many outstanding collections submitted, and from them, over 30 collections were selected by an independent jury for the exhibit. It will be a sensory sensation of items large and small, serious and silly, with collections as varied as your imagination will take you. Everything from fine china objects to tiny 1930’s die-cast pencil sharpeners—from enormous Swiss cowbells to delicate pottery, pinball machines, miniature Native baskets, exquisite paintings—and much more! Indeed, something for everyone. And, the best part is, we will be showing collections from folks from all corners of Solano County…making this a truly county exhibit.

Behind the mysterious curtain at the Museum, a new exhibit is being created.  The show, Solano Collects!, is set to open at the Vacaville Museum: A Center for Solano County History and Culture on October 5, 2019.  Featuring an unprecedented variety of unique collections from collectors from throughout Solano County, the exhibit runs through February 2, 2020.

This ground-breaking, regional exhibit began with a “call for collections” by the Museum this past spring.  An independent jury then selected the artifacts, artworks and curiosities which form the exciting show.

With 30 wide-ranging collections, viewers will be treated to a visual feast.  The exhibit showcases everything from fine paintings to die-cast 1940’s pencil sharpeners—from Native American miniature baskets, to electrified Lego and porcelain Dickens cities.  The goal of the show is to spotlight all of Solano County and its representative towns and cities, while highlighting the fact that the Vacaville Museum is the only county museum in Solano County.

With something for everyone, reaching out to all ages, the trailblazing show reflects each of the collectors’ interests and passions. In the end, the collections reveal the stories about the individual collectors, which threads through the fabric of our community to tell the story of all of us.

Solano Collects! opens to the public on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  Museum Gallery hours for viewing the show are Wednesday--Sunday 1:00 pm—4:30 pm. Private, docent-led tours by organizations and schools are welcome.  For information regarding Solano Collects!, individual tours, or the Museum in general, call 707-447-4513.

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