California Drive, Yountville California
Still in operation after more than a century, The Yountville Veterans Home was established in 1884 by Mexican War veterans and members of the Grand Army of the Republic as a home for California's aged and disabled veterans. In January 1897, the group deeded the home and its 910 acres of land to the State of California, which has maintained it since.
Today, the mission of the Home is to provide long term residential care for veterans of all wars. The Home has its own recreation programs and facilities, including a 1,100-seat theater, swimming pool, golf driving range, and creative arts center. Room and board fees are based on ability to pay, providing financial security to those on fixed incomes.
Other History nearby:
(Benicia) Benicia Historical Museum at Camel Barns
(Benicia) California House Site
(Sacramento) California Military Museum
(Sacramento) California State Capitol
(Sacramento) California Vietnam Veterans Memorial
(Duncan Mills) Duncan Mills Restorations
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03/11 Coming to The Yountville area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.