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This Just In! 

We just received a shipment of John Callahan's new DVD "Hotrods of Rio Vista."  He has included photos from his 2003 calendar of the same name plus many more, including some later models.  They are available for $10 apiece at the museum.  (We're open Sat. 11-4:30 & Sun. 1:30-4:30.)

Blanket Throws

We have a limited number of 4' X 6' cotton blanket throws on sale at $50 each.  Historic landmarks are pictured on these beautiful navy and white fringed coverlets.  Please stop by Saturday or Sunday 1:30 to 4:30 p. m. and ask to see one.

 Books

        The three books pictured below are now available for online purchase using PayPal.
              
                       Rio Vista                          Towns of the Sacramento                         Starvtion Days     
                                                                        River Delta

        Rio Vista
by Philip Pezagglia is part of an Images of America series published in 2005 by Arcadia.  Using images from museum archives and private collections, Pezagglia tells the town’s story from its origins to the present.  The author is Curator and Board Member of the Rio Vista Museum and Board Member of the Sacramento River Delta Historical Society.

        Towns of the Sacramento River Delta by Philip Pezagglia is part of an Images of America series published in 2013 by Arcadia.  Using images from museum archives and private collections, Pezagglia recounts the lives of 13 river towns from their beginnings to present times.  The author is Curator and Board Member of the Rio Vista Museum and Board Member of the Sacramento River Delta Historical Society.

        Starvation Days, A Prisoner of War Diary by George B. Nelson was published in 1996 by The Rio Vista Museum Association.  Nelson was a 21-year-old Marine when he was taken prisoner on the island of Corregidor by the Japanese in 1942.  He spent two years in prison camps in the Philippines and worked as a prisoner in a Japanese copper mine.  This book is his diary presented as originally written while he was held captive with additional recollections, maps and timelines.


     In this book, author Tony Ray Harvey describes the life of convicted murderer,
     Morris Solomon, Jr.  Soloman was born in Georgia and spent his teen years in
     Isleton.  He attended Rio Vista High School, graduating in 1961.  One of the Rio
     Vista Museum board members, Harvey Felt, a retired teacher at R. V. H. S.,
     remembers Solomon as a quiet, skinny kid who participated in track and field,
     played in several different bands and worked part-time at the school.  This book
     is now on sale at the museum.


The Tule Breakers – The Story of the California Dredge (1983 )
By John Thompson & Edward Dutra

King & Queen of the River (1995)
By Stan Garvey

Walking Tour - Rio Vista, California
Compiled by the Rio Vista Museum

Schmitty’s Short Stories and Poems – Volume I (1986)
By Lloyd Schmidt

Schmitty’s Short Stories and Poems – Volume II (1987)
By Lloyd Schmidt

Schmitty’s Short Stories and Poems (1991)
By Lloyd Schmidt

Schmitty’s Short Stories and Poems (1998)
By Lloyd Schmidt

The Best of Schmitty’s Short Stories (1999)
By Lloyd Schmidt

Additional Items

Postcards (photo’s from Rio Vista’s past)

T-Shirts (with Rio Vista Museum Logo)

Coffee Mugs (with Rio Vista Museum Logo)

Assorted movies filmed locally (titles varies on availability)