Jeri Inman, Vacaville Museum volunteer, puts bulbs into a sign that was on display at the original Nut Tree Restaurant for an exhibit on the landmark eatery and roadster's 100th anniversary. The sign will hang above an original booth from the restaurant. The exhibit will open after Solano County is out of the red tier. (Nick Sestanovich -- The Reporter)

Vacaville Museum gearing up for Nut Tree centennial exhibit

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The year 2021 is going to mark a lot of significant milestones. For Vacaville residents, one of those will be the 100th anniversary of a local and state institution: the original Nut Tree.

What began as a fruit stand gave way to an iconic restaurant that pioneered California cuisine and an amusement center that brought joy to residents and road trip travelers alike and now is the home to a sprawling retail center. The Vacaville Museum is commemorating the anniversary of the original Nut Tree by showcasing the artifacts associated with it.

The exhibit will open once Solano County moves into the red tier — as indoor museums are not currently open to the public under current COVID-19 restrictions — but volunteers and museum staff are hard at work putting the items in place, which range from one of the original booths to artwork that was on display in the restaurant to the large stuffed animals on display in the original toy shop.

“What we’re doing is we’re recreating the Nut Tree experience here,” Museum Director Joanie Erickson said.

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