Travel back in time with us and get a glimpse of life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


The Gibson House and Property virtual tour and education resources offer a full range of
experiences to enrich students understanding of local and regional history.

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YoloArts at Gibson House & Property Field Trips

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NEW K-12 field trip program launching this spring.

Reservations open January 15, 2023.

Take a sneak peak at our Field Trip Guide to learn more.

Virtual Tour- Gibson House



Shared Histories: Educational Resources and Activities

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Yolo County Archives

We are proud to offer following resources which grouped by theme and are intended to assist educators in engaging students with Yolo County Historical Collection and Yolo County Archives resources.

These resources are adaptable to various ages and developmental levels from students in Kindergarten through 6th grade.

In a continued effort to improve our educational offerings please click this LINK to tell us what you think!

Victorian Dress and Etiquette
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This kit focuses on familiarize students with Victorian Dress and Etiquette practices as a way of understanding life in the early 1900s.

The items included are intended to give students background information on Yolo County pioneering families to deepen the understanding of social habits, customs and dress during a significant and formative period in California’s history.

Yolo County Agriculture
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This kit focuses on learning about our local community and its agricultural resources and the long history of agricultural production and ingenuity in Yolo County and greater California.

We are compelled to ask questions such as ‘where does our food come from?’ ‘what is necessary for plants to grow?’ ‘how do we connect with our environment?’

Native American History and Culture
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This kit focuses on familiarize students with Northern California Native American tribes and traditions. The resources included are intended to give students an understanding of various aspects of culture, including language, food, natural habitats and storytelling.

We are compelled to ask questions such as ‘how do we connect to a place?’ ‘how do we share our stories and traditions?’

For more information contact YoloArts' Education Director, Jenna Harris, at jharris@yoloarts.org.

Historic Education and the Dairy Exhibition

Hey Yolo! Jenna Harris here, YoloArts’ Education Manager. I’ve been asked to take over the newsroom today and share how we use our Dairy Exhibit at the Gibson House to give students and visitors a glimpse of life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Why is the dairy exhibition important to YoloArts’ historic … Continued

County students learn local history at Gibson House

By SARAH DOWLING | sdowling@dailydemocrat.com | Woodland Daily Democrat Many of the students from North Davis Elementary School were concerned that the Gibson Mansion was haunted. The structure, built in 1857, carries a lot of Yolo County’s history and on Tuesday morning the mansion and grounds were opened up to the 3rd-grade class, who wore … Continued

YoloArts Docent February Training

Hundreds of Yolo County third graders annually engage in an extraordinary learning experience at the Gibson House and Property in Woodland. Students from schools in Woodland, Davis, Winters, Esparto and West Sacramento participate in a variety of hands on experiences that include butter making, games, laundry by hand, and touring the 1870’s built historic mansion. … Continued

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