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Shadelands Ranch Museum in Walnut Creek, CA

This house gallery is astounding. Most of the furnishings, ancient rarities and even the mats are unique to the house. At the point when the house was first swung over to the verifiable society and they discharged the horse shelter, a fortune trove of ancient rarities was found and they carried them into the house.

On the off chance that I needed to pick most loved fortune in the house it would be Stella music box/turn table. The docent turned the hand wrench and the metal record began to play Ava Maria, the tone was stunning. On the off chance that I needed to pick a most loved room it would be the lounge area. The table was set with lovely china and the cupboards and sideboards had awesome Victorian period dish sets and silver.

What made this visit exceptional were the docents. One of the ladies took me on the voyage through the principle floor and the other took me on a voyage through the upstairs. They were both educated about the house, the general population who lived there, and the historical backdrop of the territory. I left away inclination that I knew these individuals and furthermore had another gratefulness for the general population who settled, in what at the time, was a provincial piece of California.

A site on the National Register of Historic Places, the Shadelands Ranch Museum is a period case of turn-of-the-twentieth Century Walnut Creek.

Finished in 1903, the Museum was initially the farm home of Hiram Penniman, an early Walnut Creek pioneer who came to Walnut Creek in 1850 and in the end possessed about 500 sections of land of leafy foods plantations in the Ygnacio Valley.

Penniman and his second spouse, Carrie Morris, brought up four youngsters, two children, and two girls. Penniman constructed the expansive redwood-encircled Colonial Revival house on the farm to accommodate the future security of his unmarried girl, Mary. The house is outfitted with numerous unique family decorations and medicines.


The Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum is worked by the Walnut Creek Historical Society. The structure likewise fills in as the Society's central command.

Useful for children? Truly!

Useful for Dogs? No.



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