PAST PROGRAMS

  • 2017
  • April
  • Dixon – The Next Hollywood?? , Hattie Weber Museum
  • March
  • Early Railways – Farm to Fork, Sacramento Valley Historical Railways
  • January
  • World War I – The Beginning, Yolo County Gibson House Historical Museum
  • 2016
  • November
  • Land Grants in Yolo County, Yolo County Gibson House Historical Museum
  • October
  • Church and Community - Davis Community Church
  • April
  • Baseball in the County - presentation at the Hattie Weber Museum by Tom Crisp, Semi-Professional Baseball Researcher.
  • February
  • Post Cards and History - presentation by Dennis Dingemans at the Hattie Weber Museum
  • January
  • Woodland/Spring Lake Fire Dept. Woodland Fire Museum 532 Court St Woodland, host Neal Peart.
  • 2015
  • November
  • Medicine, Past-Present - Sacramento Museum of Medical History

    Field trip to The Yolo Blacksmith Shop in Yolo -- an operating blacksmith shop showing a time line of blacksmithing/welding since the 1850’s.

  • October
  • Wells Fargo Rides Again, talk by Dennis Dingemans at the Pollock/Reiff Ranch
  • April
  • Portuguese in Yolo County San Pedro Park. Sponsored by the San Pedro Association, West Sacramento.
  • March
  • Winters Historical Group Several speakers described the town's history.
  • February
  • Photography of Paul W. Hollingshead, Woodland Public Library 
  • January
  • History of Zamora talk by Elaine Hermle at St. Agnes Church, Zamora.
  • 2014
  • November
  • Davis Community Church, talk by Board Member, Dennis Dahlin
  • October
  • Woodland Cemetery - fundraiser with focus on our military dead from 1846 to World War II.
  • June
  • Annual Picnic, Yolo County Fairgrounds, Rotary Park Picnic Area and the Spring Lake Schoolhouse
  • March
  • Progress at the Railway Museum, Sacramento Valley Historical Railways, Woodland
  • February
  • Black History in the Capay, Hattie Weber Museum of Davis, presentation by Jeannette Molson.
  • January
  • Yolo Pioneers: On a Gold Rush Wagon Train, Mary's Chapel, Yolo CA.
  • 2013
  • 11/1/13 - 1/10/14
  • Yolo County History Essay Contest - sponsored by the Yolo County Historical Society, Yolo County Educators, Sugar Mill Winery in Clarksburg, and the Avid Reader in Davis. For sophomore high school students only. Topic: Ethnic influences in Yolo County History
  • November
  • What's New at the Archives
  • October
  • Annual Cemetery Tour Epidemics of Woodland and the Men and Women who Cared Woodland City Cemetery
  • August
  • After the Gold Rush: Tarnished Dreams in the Sacramento Valley, public lecture by Dr. David Vaught. Co-sponsored with the Winters History Project Committee and the Putah Creek Council.
  • June
  • Celebrating 50 consecutive years serving Yolo County! Installation of officers, open microphone, and tour of the Museum. Read about our history.
  • 2012
  • November
  • History of Cache Creek and its People -- Media artist jesikah maria ross, Restore/Restory: A People's History of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve.
  • October
  • "Rogues and Rebels" melodrama and tour, Woodland City Cemetery
  • April
  • Retired Judge Jim Stevens discussed Judges of Yolo County, 1850-1985 (co-authored with Judge David Rosenberg). Judges of Yolo County, 1850-1985
  • March
  • Author, Judy James Wydick, discussed her book, The Circle: The History of University Farm Circle. It covers 95 years of an organization supportive of the University of California, Davis.
  • February
  • Joint meeting with West Sacramento . California and the Civil War, a multimedia show by Grass Valley novelists Richard Hurley & T J Meekins at River Bend Manor.
  • January
  • Images of America: Woodland - authors' Robin Datel, Dennis Dingemans, and Thomas Krabacher lecture and book signing, Gibson Museum.
  • 2011
  • January
  • Freedom Riders to Alabama, former riders participated in program
  • February
  • April Farnham and her research on Native history up through Gold Rush
  • March
  • Ryan Baum, Bank of Woodland through History and Documents
  • April
  • David Hickman, Duck Days Past: Tule Lands Before the Causeway
  • May
  • Historic Society Spring Field Trip: Stockton and the Charming Lodi City
  • May
  • Kathy Olmstead, John Steinbeck and the Sacramento Conspiracy Trial of 1935
  • June
  • Potluck Picnic – Historical Groups, Gibson House, Woodland 
  • 2010
  • February
  • Peggy Perrazo, Cemeteries of Yolo County – Stones, Bones, and Stories, Davis Cemetery
  • March
  • YCHS trip to Colusa County and Glenn County, led by Dennis Dingemans
  • March
  • Cemeteries of Yolo County - Stones, Bones, and Stories at Mary’s Chapel
  • April
  • Cemeteries of Yolo County - Stones, Bones, and Stories, Capay Cemetery, Esparto
  • May
  • May Festival, Gibson House, Woodland
  • June
  • Potluck Picnic – Historical Groups, Gibson House, Woodland 
  • October
  • Cemeteries of Yolo County – Stones, Bones, and Stories, Cottonwood Cemetery
  • 2009
  • January
  • Greg Atkins, History of Dixon plus a guided tour of Downtown Dixon
  • February
  • Evelyne and Richard Rominger, UC Davis Centennial Celebration
  • March
  • Jt. Meeting with West Sacramento Historical Society, Jazzy Blues Café, West Sacramento
  • April
  • Winters History Project Program with three guest speakers, Chuy’s Taqueria, Winters
  • May
  • May Festival, Gibson House, Woodland
  • June
  • Potluck Picnic - Historical Groups - Gibson Museum, Woodland
  • October
  • West Sacramento Raceway, West Sacramento Library Community Room, West Sacramento
  • November
  • Author, Dorothy N. O’Neal talks about her new book. Winters, Winters Library
  • YCHS Visits Solano Hills and Waterfront, led by retired Professor Dennis Dingemans
  • 2008
  • January
  • Paul Ivazes, History of Gas Lighting in America, Gibson Museum, Woodland
  • February
  • SUVCW and Tour of City of the Dharma Realm, Arthur F. Turner Library, West Sacramento
  • March
  • Mary Hanly, Jewels of Northern California, Hattie Weber Museum, Davis
  • April
  • Sandy Beers, Fashion Through the Ages, Yolo County Administration Bldg.
  • June
  • Potluck – Historical Groups – Gibson House, Woodland
  • October
  • Al Clover, Hesperian College (1861 – 1896), Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Woodland
  • November
  • Lonny Wonder and Linda Lucchesi, Heidrick Agricultural Museum, Woodland
  • 2007
  • January
  • Albert Hurtado, John Sutter, A Life on the North American Frontier, Springlake Fire Dept.
  • February
  • Bob Sommer, California’s Farmers Markets, Hattie Weber Museum, Davis
  • April
  • Kirby Morgan, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Woodland City Cemetery
  • May
  • May Festival, Gibson House, Woodland
  • Historic Martinez Museum and tour of historic community
  • June
  • Potluck – Historical Groups – Gibson House, Woodland
  • October
  • Tour of Woodland Train Depot, Woodland
  • November
  • Bob Sommer, A Brief History of American Bicycle Lanes, Hattie Weber Museum, Davis
  • 2006
  • January
  • A Visit to the Hattie Weber Museum – two presentations, Davis
  • February
  • African American Historic Reenactments, West Sacramento Senior Center
  • March
  • Tim O’Halloran, Water District Manager to Speak, Flood Control District Office, Woodland
  • April
  • Jim Dahlberg, History of Box Labels, Clarksburg Library, Clarksburg
  • May
  • May Festival, Gibson House, Woodland
  • June
  • Potluck – Historical Groups – Gibson House, Woodland
  • September
  • Bus Trip to Downieville
  • October
  • Wendy Hillis, New Orleans Project, Springlake Fire Department, Woodland
  • November
  • Jim Becket, Old Barns and Burned Sheep, Springlake Fire Department, Woodland
  • 2005
  • January
  • John Lofland, Davis: Radical Changes, Deep Constants, Hattie Weber Museum, Davis
  • February
  • Nadine Salonites, History of the Opera House and Hershey Sisters, Woodland
  • March
  • Sandy MacPherson, African American Quilts Display, Gibson House, Woodland
  • John Steinbeck Museum & San Juan Bautista Mission, Shirley Goldman/BJ Ford leaders
  • April
  • Pioneers of Capay Valley, Taber Ranch in Capay
  • May
  • May Festival, Gibson House, Woodland
  • June
  • Potluck Picnic – Historical Groups – Gibson House, Woodland
  • October
  • Colette Stewart, Historic Nelson Ranch, Woodland Senior Center, Woodland
  • November
  • Alton Pryor, Those Wild and Lusty Gold Camps, Yolo Co. Library, Davis
  • 2004
  • January
  • Susan Hodgson California Indians, Artisans of Oil, Rumsey
  • February
  • African American History Month, Tuskegee Airmen, co-sponsored, West Sacramento
  • March
  • Douglas Brown, German Prisoners of War Labor Camps in Yolo County, Clarksburg
  • April
  • Michael Sands, Woody Guthrie & American Folk Music, Methodist Church-Woodland
  • May
  • May Festival, Gibson House, Woodland
  • June
  • Potluck Picnic – Historical Groups – Gibson House, Woodland
  • October
  • Dino Gay, Dead Cat Alley Tour, – Woodland
  • November
  • Gold Rush Gambling with Lucky Pierre Riverboat Gambler, Yolo Co. Library, Davis
  • 2003
  • January
  • Gerrie Robinson, Oral History Interviews, Knights Landing Community Center
  • February
  • Marilyn Demas, Ungraded School No. 2 Colored, Mc Dowell Ctr., West Sacramento
  • March
  • Doris Earnshaw, Women Pioneering the Future, Yolo County Library, Davis
  • April
  • Ann Scheuring, author of Abundant Harvest, Esparto Library, Esparto
  • May
  • May Festival, Gibson House, Woodland
  • June
  • Potluck Picnic – Historical Groups – Gibson House, Woodland
  • Tour of Benicia’s Capitol Bldg., Camel Barns, & Glass Studios, Shirley Goldman, leader
  • October
  • David Wilkinson, Crafting the Valley Jewel – Yolo County Library, Davis
  • November
  • Michael Sands, Lonesome Whistle in narrative and song, Train Depot, Woodland
  • 2002
  • January
  • Lorry Dunning, Mules to Machines, County Fair Mall, Woodland
  • February
  • Ellen McNeil, The Old Rhoads School in Elk Grove Park, Yolo County Library, Davis
  • March
  • Wilderness Medicine/Lewis & Clark Expedition, University Retirement Ctr., Davis
  • April
  • Stan Garvey, King & Queen of the River, Margaret Mc Dowell Ctr., West Sacramento
  • May
  • May Festival, Gibson House, Woodland
  • Tour of the Museums of Oroville, Shirley Goldman leader
  • June
  • Potluck Picnic – Historical Groups – Gibson House, Woodland
  • October
  • Bob Balkow, Towe Museum - The Automobile, United Methodist Church, Woodland
  • November
  • J.C. Moritz, teaching children who travel with the Carnival – Yolo Community Ctr., Yolo