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Trains, planes, trucks and fine art can be found in Solano County

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Western Railway Museum volunteer Steve Greger, left, points out some sights to train passenger Beth Boyer, right, during a train ride. The museum is now on the National Register of Historic Places. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic file, 2012)

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From page SOL29 | August 24, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — From historic fire trucks to fine art, Solano County offers a wide variety of museums and galleries.

The Benicia Capitol State Historic Park and Vacaville’s Peña Adobe offer an insight into the area’s history.

The same is true for the Mare Island Museum and Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, both in Vallejo.

Trains and planes also have a home at the Western Railway Museum in Rio Vista and the Travis Air Museum, respectively.

Local art galleries and museums include:

Arts Benicia Center Gallery

Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, during exhibitions

991 Tyler St., Suite 114, Benicia

747-0131, www.artsbenicia.org

Benicia Capitol State Historic Park

Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

115 W. G St

745-3385, www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=475

Benicia Fire Museum

1 to 4 p.m. the first three Sundays of each month

900 E. Second St.

745-1688, www.beniciafiremuseum.org

Benicia Historical Museum

1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday

2060 Camel Road, Benicia

745-5435, www.beniciahistoricalmuseum.org

Benicia Plein Air Gallery

Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

307 First St., Benicia

746-6211, www.beniciapleinair.com

Gallery 621

Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

621 First St., Benicia

746-6211, www.gallery621.com

Lawler House Gallery

Open noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday

718 Main St., Suisun City

www.lawlerhousegallery.org

Mare Island Museum

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. first and third full weekend of the month

1100 Railroad Ave., Mare Island, Vallejo

280-5742, www.mareislandhpf.org

Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday

In Benicia Public Library, 150 E. L St., Benicia

746-4343, http://benicialibrary.llwip.org

Peña Adobe/Mowers Goheen Museum

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. first Saturday of the month

1 Peña Adobe Road, Vacaville

447-0518, www.penaadobe.org

Rio Vista Museum

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

16 N. Front St., Rio Vista

374-5169, www.riovistamuseum

Solano Community College galleries

The Dorothy Herger Gallery

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday by appointment

4000 Suisun Valley Road, Room 1304, Fairfield

The Library

7:45 a.m. to 7:50 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

4000 Suisun Valley Road, Building 100, Fairfield

864-7132

The Vacaville Center

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday

2000 North Village Parkway, Vacaville.

446-2900

The Vallejo Center Gallery

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday

545 Columbus Parkway, Vallejo.

642-8188

www.solano.edu/liberal_arts/herger

Solano History Exploration Center

Noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday

718 Main St., Suisun City

www.solanohistorycenter.org

Travis Air Museum

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays

461 Burgan Blvd. (Building 80), Travis Air Force Base

424-5883, www.travisheritagecentr.org.

Vacaville Art Gallery

Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

718 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville

448-8712, www.vacavilleartgallery.com

Vacaville Museum

1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday

213 Buck Ave., Vacaville

447-4513, www.vacavillemuseum.org

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum

Noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

734 Marin St., Vallejo

643-0077, www.vallejomuseum.org

Western Railway Museum

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, year-round, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day

5848 Highway 12, Suisun City

374-2978, www.wrm.org

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or amaginnis@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

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Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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