The Adobe as a Museum
The main Adobe building by itself is our most important artifact. As you walk through the various rooms of the Adobe and the gardens you will see many interesting artifacts as well as period pieces that have been collected over the years to depict the people, the lifestyle and material objects to tell a story of a bygone era.
The Adobe Museum features several photographs and artifacts that are displayed throughout the Adobe which help us better understand the history of this Adobe and the surrounding areas.
A few of the highlight pieces will be curated here on a rotating basis so be be sure to visit this page frequently.
T'epot'aha'l (the People of the Salinan Tribe) and related artifacts
As you enter the Adobe, to your left you will come across a display of the T'epot'aha'l (the people of the Salinan tribe) who were the original inhabitants of this region along the Salinas river.
Material objects used by the T'epot'aha'l who lived in California for at least 10,000 years are on display. These were likely used for grinding nuts, acorns etc. for food preparation.
Salinan local area artifacts and images of Cave Painting
Artifacts collection donated by Ella Adams shows an assortment of food preparation grinding stones. Paintings of hands are also pictured here.
Artifacts from the Stage Coach and Wells Fargo Days
Various Safes and other interesting period pieces
Display of Collections in the Adobe Rooms
The Historic Rios-Caledonia Entrance
El Camino Real Road
A section of the original El Camino Real Road.
Wishing Well and Wall built by Mr. Dorries in mid 1900's
100 year old Eucalyptus tree and entryway built by Mr. Dorries in 1930's.
Century old cactus planted at the South End .
Backside of Entry Way Adobe Wall and gate.
Water Tank installed by Mr. Dorries to collect rain water.
Old El Camino Real road and Windmill donated from a ranch near Parkfield.
Gasoline pump for visitors installed by Mr. Dorries.
Sign showing the formerly Old Stage Coach Road (1915) paved as Highway 101 used until 1938.
Birdhouse built by Mr. Dorries (currently used for storage).
View of the gardens.
Agricultural wagon on display.