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Walnut Creek Shadelands Museum Is Looking for Docents

Feb 27, 2017 08:56PM ● By Jennifer Neys

Shadelands Ranch Museum is located at 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road and is a Walnut Creek treasure.  If you love history and would like to help preserve and pass on the fascinating story of the Penniman family and Shadelands Museum, we want you on our team of house docents. Leading tours is both fun and rewarding; training is provided.

Construction on this colonial revival house was started in 1902 and completed in 1903 for Hiram Penniman, one of Walnut Creek’s early settlers, his wife, Carrie, and daughter, Mary. Much of the furniture and household items on display belonged to the Penniman family. The house is administered by the Walnut Creek Historical Society and is open for tours Wednesdays and Sundays, from 1-4pm. Admission fee is $3 for adults, $1 for children. Come for a tour, learn about the origins of the ranch, enjoy the architecture and antiques, and see what life was like in Walnut Creek 115 years ago. Check out our website at To volunteer, call 925 935-7871. 


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