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Santa Sunday has been scheduled for Sunday, December 10, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  More details will follow as soon as we have them.

Tours of the Gibson Mansion are available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per adult and $3.00 for children aged 7 to 12. For group tours (larger than 10 people), please contact the museum office at 530-666-1045 or email us at .

Thank you to the vendors, attendees, and volunteers for making our Fall Festival such a fun day, and thank you to Amy Schuman for the beautiful photos!

Press Release: Yolo County Historical Museum

July 11, 2017

James Glica-Hernandez - Allen Zaki Photography 2015WOODLAND – The Yolo County Historical Museum, more commonly known as the Gibson House Museum, is pleased to announce that James Glica-Hernandez will serve the Museum as the Executive Director.  James will take over management of the museum following the departure of long-time director, David Flory, who retired at the end of June.

James has a strong background in storytelling, cultural anthropology, genealogy, and working with children and adults of all ages. He has taught voice and music in public schools and as part of his private studio, Sacramento Vocal Music. In addition, he has worked at the Woodland Opera House for more than 18 years as principal music director.

According to Museum Board President, Karen Lafferty, “It is so important that the Gibson House continue to operate as a history museum that is open to the public and home to our outstanding third-grade school tour program. We are so pleased that James is coming on board to lead the Gibson House into the future.”

James is excited about this new opportunity. “My experience has taught me that fiscal responsibility, innovative fund development, and broad marketing are critical to maintaining a strong organization and self-reliance into the future. Maintaining the house and grounds and the museum collection in an outstanding condition is paramount to inviting visitors to our community’s beautiful and history-rich venue.”

— Photo Credit: Allen Zaki Photography

Get married in a charming, park like setting with the beautiful, historic Gibson House Mansion in the background. We offer affordable prices, and the flexibility to have an event that you can make your own masterpiece. Contact us now for more information and a tour!.

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William Byas Gibson was typical of ranchers and farmers in the early agricultural history of Yolo County. The house and grounds are maintained for educational and recreational purposes, find out how to rent the Gibson House. The museum represents a typical rural home and ranch setting of the period from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

The museum is located on two-and-a-half landscaped acres. The buildings include the main house with eleven rooms; outbuildings with root cellar and dairy display; a laundry display; garden maintenance and supplies; a garage used for storage; a barn with antique wagon; a blacksmith shop; and cottage. Please check the Calendar to see if Museum is open on the day you plan to visit.

The Gibson House is unique because it is the only historic home in Yolo County open to the public. The main themes of the museum are the establishment and development of farming and ranching in Yolo County, as shown through the life and work of William Byas Gibson and his family. The Gibson House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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