Historic Yolo County Courthouse celebrates centennial Dec. 2

By Enterprise staff From page A2 | November 05, 2017
Yolo County and various civic organizations are coming together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the construction of the historic Yolo County Courthouse on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 725 Court St. in Woodland.

The courthouse was built in 1917 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. It served as the Yolo Superior Court’s facility until the new courthouse was built a few blocks away in 2015. The historic courthouse currently houses Yolo County departments.

The public is invited to join in the 100th-anniversary celebration on Dec. 2, which will include art activities for children, tours of the first floor of the building, living history activities and original courthouse artifacts and pictures on display.

Weather permitting, the welcome ceremony will take place on the front steps of the courthouse at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free event and the open house to follow until 4 p.m.

“Please join us as we celebrate 100 years of this beautiful and historic landmark in the heart of Woodland,” said Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad.

The celebration is in partnership with the Yolo County Historical Society, the Gibson House Museum, YoloArts and the Yolo County Archives. For more information or to donate artifacts, letters or pictures for use during the open house, contact Gibson House Museum Executive Director James Glica-Hernandez at James.Glica-Hernandez@yolocounty.org or Margaret Raley at margaret.raley@yolocounty.org or 530-666-8426.