Orchard Heritage Park Interpretive Exhibit

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.

Front View taken the morning of the Centennial Celebration

Front View taken the morning of the Centennial Celebration, August 26, 2012

Early morning view, December 4, 2013

Early morning view, December 4, 2013

OHPIE from angle, June 18, 2017

June 18, 2017

September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017

Inside View

Inside View, June 21, 2015

cherry information sign

cherry information sign, June 21, 2015

Some of the panels honoring the orchard familes

Some of the panels honoring the orchard families, June 21, 2015

tractor parked at the orchard edge

tractor parked at the orchard edge, June 21, 2015

old wagon

old wagon, June 21, 2015

Beautiful sunrise over the Orchard Heritage Park Interpretive Exhibit Oct 23, 2015

Beautiful sunrise over the Orchard Heritage Park Interpretive Exhibit Oct 23, 2015

Winter sunrise, January 8, 2016

Winter sunrise, January 8, 2016

Orchard in winter with OHPIE in background - January 30, 2016

Orchard in winter with OHPIE in background – January 30, 2016

Back view, February 23, 2016

Back view, February 23, 2016

Decorative fruit design, February 23, 2016

Decorative fruit design, February 23, 2016

Weather vane on roof, Febrary 23, 2016

Weather vane on roof, February 23, 2016

This exhibit was made possible by the many donors who sponsored bricks.

OHPIE sponsored bricks

OHPIE 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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