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Gibson House

The East and West parlors now display two distinct time periods and styles, welcoming visitors into the world of the Gibson family, as it would have been during the 1880s. The dining room, the original 1850s farmhouse, shows what the Gibson family inhabited at the start of their pioneering journey.

The West Parlor highlights the heavily ornamented Renaissance and Rococo Revival furniture as well as Victorian women’s wear that would have been worn by Mrs. Gibson as she entertained her guests. The East Parlor now has furniture of the Eastlake furniture style and items representative of the start of Arts and Crafts movement in America.

Current Exhibition


Pathways of Resistance

Women at the Turn of the 20th Century

March 14th- June 1st

The mid-19th century was a tumultuous time that catapulted both the abolitionists and the women’s rights movements into action. Before the 20th century, women were denied access to opportunities outside of the home. However, by the turn of the century, there were three key ways for women to gain independence: increased access to education, voting rights, and freedom from restrictive clothing. Pathways of Resistance explores how women utilized these avenues to seek out new opportunities, establish a new place in the world, and make their voices heard.

Yolo County Historical Collection Highlights

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Gibson House

512 Gibson Road

Woodland, CA  95695


Exhibition Open Hours

Thursdays | 2:00-4:00pm

Public Tours

45-minute public tours of The Barn Gallery and Gibson House exhibitions are offered one Saturday each month. No advance registration required. All tours meet under the pergola on the East side of the Gibson House.

April 13 | 1:00pm & 2:00pm
May 11 | 1:00pm & 2:00pm
June 1 | 1:00pm & 2:00pm

For inquiries about private or group tours, please email jharris@yoloarts.org.

Interview with the Curator- Fashion Forward: Women’s Wear and Social Reform

To mark the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the Yolo County Historical Collection presents a look at turn-of-the-twentieth-century women’s fashion. The importance of the “dressed body” is not only personal, it is socially and culturally significant. While the garments of the Fashion Forward exhibition show a linear trajectory of style from the 1880s … Continued

Exhibition Receptions for Tomorrow Have Been Postponed

In light of the current recommendations from Yolo County Health and Human Services regarding large community events we will be postponing the Women Eco Artists Dialog: The Legacy of Jo Hansen and the Fashion Forward exhibition receptions scheduled for tomorrow, March 12, 5:30-8pm. We will be working closely with exhibition partners, Women Eco Artists Dialog and … Continued

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