Yolo County Fair Museum

A New Museum for Yolo County

On November 12, 2020, the 40th District Agricultural Association (DAA) Board of Directors approved a proposal made by interested historical groups throughout the county to jointly use a former fair office building as a Yolo County Fair Museum.

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Yolo County Fair Museum

A New Museum for Yolo County

On November 12, 2020, the 40th District Agricultural Association (DAA) Board of Directors approved a proposal made by interested historical groups throughout the county to jointly use a former fair office building as a Yolo County Fair Museum. The action allows for the conversion of the space contingent upon an MOU, budget and anticipated plans.

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It will be a place to promote the history of the fair and the county – its Indigenous peoples, natural resources, agriculture, commerce, culture and youth programs. The groups interested in launching this venture are the Yolo County Historical Society (YCHS), Woodland Parlor 30 Native Sons of the Golden West (NSGW), Historical Society of Winters (Winters Museum), Woodland Opera House, Friends of the Yolo County Archives, Woodland Museum of Biblical Archaeology, West Sacramento Historical Society, Greater Capay Valley Historical Society, Friends of the 1883 Clarksburg Schoolhouse, Yolo County Fair Heritage Foundation, and Union Church of Dunnigan (Dunnigan Museum). Other historical groups in Yolo County are invited to participate.

The groups will work together to organize historical information, artifacts and display items that represent areas of interest and expertise in the spirit and traditions of the county fair ideal. The museum will complement the historic Spring Lake School (at the fairgrounds since 1950), the Spring Lake Fire Department (Station 2-1/2), the Blowers olive orchard and the historical site of the Blowers Ranch house. The museum is planned as a multipurpose facility – adaptable for regular exhibitions, school tours, meetings, lectures, events, agency briefing or as a classroom.

Participating Groups

  • Yolo County Historical Society

  • Historical Society of Winters (Winters Museum)

  • Woodland Parlor 90 NDGW

  • The Greater Capay Valley Historical Society

  • Friends of the 1883 Clarksburg Schoolhouse

  • Woodland Opera House

  • Friends of the Yolo County Archives

  • Woodland Museum of Biblical Archaeology

  • Sacramento Valley Historical Railways (Woodland SP Train Depot)

  • West Sacramento Historical Society

  • Yolo County Fair Heritage Foundation

  • Woodland Parlor 30 NSGW and Union Church of Dunnigan (Dunnigan Museum)

  • Yolo County Baseball History

  • Yolo Post 77 American Legion

  • Lions International Woodland Yolo Sunset

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