Monthly Archives: May 2014

Centennial Keepsakes Still Available!

Walnut Creek 100 Centennial

Centennial Birthday Festival celebrants truly showed their Centennial pride: By the end of the October 18 Festival, Centennial merchandise was sold out!  A few items still are available for purchase.

The Walnut Creek Historical Society offers two books about Walnut Creek. 

  • An Illustrated History (2009), by Brad Rovanpera
  • Vintage Homes & Family Recipes, A Historic Homes Cookbook (2014

A few bottles of the Centennial Wine are still available. Local vintner Shadowbrook Winery has produced a special Centennial blend, created from eight different red varietals representing Walnut Creek soil, climate, and topography – terroir, in the language of winemakers. Orders can be placed through The wine sells for $100 per bottle, and for every sale, Shadowbrook Winery donates $50 of the purchase price to the Walnut Creek Historical Society. Only 600 bottles have been produced and after 2014, this special Centennial blend will no longer be available.

A limited list of Walnut Creek 100 merchandise is available online by simply clicking here.

Families of All Ages Celebrate Heritage Day

Heritage DayMatt RogersMore than 850 community members celebrated Walnut Creek’s early ranch days this past Saturday, May 17, at the Centennial Heritage Day at Borges Ranch.

Toddlers to seniors and all ages in between enjoyed pony rides, an equestrian demonstration by the Amigos de Anza Riders, farm animal demonstrations, a blacksmith demonstration, early 1900s craft activities and games, and entertainment by local musical groups and cloggers.

Highlighting the day were two performances by country singer and American Idol star Matt Rogers. Joined by two of his band members, Rogers “wowed” the crowd for nearly two hours.

Historical Society
Heritage Day was the second of three Signature Events planned for the Centennial.

Click here to view more photos from our Centennial Events.