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Visit the Patrick Ranch Museum and experience the agricultural history of the Sacramento Valley. Displays, artifacts and tours weave the stories of the Ranch into your visit. Learn about the soil, water, and climate, and the people who harnesses them. The museum’s grand 1877 farm house, Glenwood, a century plus of pictures, farm receipts, manual and furniture , 260 year old Valley Oaks and rich alluvial soil provide an unparalleled springboard for first hand research and discovery.
In 2001, the home and its surround acreage were bequeathed to valley residents by the last ranch owner, Hester Grim Patrick. Hester and her husband William Garrison Patrick (who predeceased her in 1981), championed the promotion, documentation, preservation and appreciation of history throughout their lifetimes. In keeping with Hester’s wished, the goal of the PRM is:
"The preservation and interpretation of the agricultural history of the Sacramento Valley, including social, cultural and economic aspects."