In 1994, the City of Sunnyvale preserved ten acres of Blenheim apricot trees to celebrate the important contribution of orchards to the early development of the local economy. The orchard was designated as Heritage Orchard Park by the Historical Society in 1997. The Orchard Heritage Park Interpretive Exhibit (OHPIE) was built in 2001 next to the Orchard Heritage Park. Sponsors purchased bricks that were laid at the entrance to this outdoor exhibit. The open barn-like structure presents interpretive displays of the lives of the orchard workers. Also shown is the process of cultivating and canning fruit in the first half of the 20th Century. Examples of early cultivators and other ranching equipment border the exhibit. The public may access this every day of the week during daylight hours.
Click Here for photos from the special Orchardist Recognition Event held on June 25, 2017.
This exhibit was made possible by the many donors who sponsored bricks.
Click Here for brick map and donor name table listed alphabetically by donor name.
Click Here for brick map and donor name table listed by brick location.
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