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.
YoloArts at Gibson House & Property Field Trips
YoloArts' K-12 Field Trip offers a unique Visual Art & History experience in Woodland. Classes receive a 1-hour tour of the Barn Gallery and Gibson House, featuring the Yolo County Historical Collection, led by one of our Educators.
Want to get hands-on? Add an additional 1-hour art workshop with a professional Teaching Artist. All workshops connect with exhibitions on view to enhance student's learning experience.
Check out our Field Trip Guide to learn more.
Click here to schedule your field trip.
Looking for general group tour information? Check out our Visit page.
Spring 2024 Exhibitions on View:
@ the Barn Gallery
Uprooted: Reflections on Relocation and Resilience
March 14 – June 1, 2024
An exhibition that examines concepts of displacement and the power of the human spirit. The works include sculptures of habitats from around the world, sailing vessels, paintings, weavings, and photography.
@ the Gibson House
Pathways to Resistance
March 14 - June 1, 2024
In the mid-19th century, marked the beginning of the abolitionist movement and the women’s rights movement. Three key avenues for women to gain independence were access to education, voting rights, and freedom from restrictive clothing. This exhibition explores how women followed these pathways to find success and the opposition they were met with at every turn.
The Yolo County Historical Collection is comprised of objects from the 1830s - 1930s that illustrate early Yolo County living. The collection includes textiles, agricultural equipment, paintings, archival materials, ephemera, photographs, archaeological items, tools, ceramics, household items, furniture, and personal items.
Virtual Tour- Gibson House
Shared Histories: Educational Resources and Activities
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
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
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
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?’