The Winters Museum

The Winters Museum is OPEN 

Thursday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. 

Or contact the Museum for an appointment. 

Admission is free.


Our exhibit--

Take a Look Back at 

Winters History

--is open now.




Open Now: Take a Look Back at Winters History

Take a Look Back at Winters History



The Winters Museum is open 

Thursday through Sunday 

from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. 

Admission is free.

Friday is the LAST DAY to order!

Help the Winters Museum tell our town’s story and preserve its history

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers?  With a few keystrokes, you can order See’s candy, have it shipped directly to the lucky recipient, AND support the Winters Museum. Or consider a gift card that the recipient can use at a nearby See's Store. Free shipping on orders of $70 and more.

Use to order your Christmas See’s Candy gifts through our storefront. The last day to order is Friday, December 1.


We sincerely appreciate your continued support.

Looking Back 5 Years

Building the Winters Museum

This video slideshow follows the transformation of the Winters Express office space into the Winters Museum by the Historical Society of Winters during October and November 2018.

Our First Newsletter

Our First Newsletter

We are excited to share the first HSW Newsletter!

New Historical Panel

New Historical Panel

Celestino Galabasa, Jr. created this historical panel for the front of the Winters Museum from the 1879 lithograph of Winters drawn by W.T. Galloway and published in Frank T. Gilbert's The Illustrated Atlas and History of Yolo County, California (DePue & Company, San Francisco, CA 1879). [Photo by Joe Bristow]

Winters Museum Projects

Projects and Volunteers

Check out some of the projects underway at the Winters Museum. Where did Charley find that blinking red light? Where will he put it?

Open Now: Take a Look Back at Winters History

Post Office in Winters, California (Photo by Edward James Gannon courtesy of the Ackley Family Collection)

Take a Look Back at Winters History

The Winters Museum is featuring a new, eclectic exhibition titled “Take a Look Back at Winters History.” The exhibit brings back some of the photos that were on display previously and has added some new ones as well.

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The museum has a new collection of photos that is titled the Ackley Collection. In 2019, Brenda Nickerson Ackley brought in many photos that had been taken by her grandfather, Edward James Gannon. Brenda’s grandmother was Hazel Griffin who was the daughter of Alexander Rice Griffin who followed his brother, Joseph Griffin, from Missouri to California.

Tom Crisp was able to scan several of the photos and copies are now hanging in the museum. These are never-before-seen pictures of Winters, especially those that were taken on Main Street. This is definitely a highlight of the exhibit.

In addition, the exhibit has included a few pictures from the previous “Wide World of Winters’ Sports” exhibit, including those of an Olympic athlete, Jack Brinck, and Theodore Winters’ prized racehorse, Norfolk.

An emphasis on the importance of agriculture in the history of Winters is included with previously exhibited pictures and artifacts. Winters was known for its production, processing, and marketing of apricots, peaches, prunes, almonds, and walnuts. Stories and artifacts, as well as pictures, tell this story at the exhibit.

Many local history books by local authors are prominently displayed. Included are books by Tom Crisp, Gloria Lopez, Dorothy O’Neill, Lorraine Rominger, and others. There are also photos of Winters taken by the famed Dorothea Lange that were taken in the 1930s and 40s.

Finally, several of the photos from the “Lost Japanese Community of Winters” are displayed. The next exhibit, planned for the spring of 2024, will bring back this popular exhibit which will coincide with the unveiling of a monument honoring the Japanese community.

Recently Closed: Wide World of Winters' Sport

Wide World of Winters' Sports

Tom Crisp, the exhibit's co-curator and primary collector, reports that the Winters Museum's Wide World of Winters Sports exhibit closed on Sunday, July 30

A Special Closing Event

Exhibit Closes with Special Event

The Wednesday Ramblers wowed the crowd with a performance of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at the closing of the Wide World of Winters' Sports Exhibit. 

Monument News

City Council Approves Monument Plan


The Winters City Council unanimously approved the placement of the monument commemorating the Lost Japanese Community of Winters in Rotary Park following a presentation by the Historical Society of Winters.

New Monticello Exhibition Video

Remembering Monticello--A Final Look

Take a guided tour of the recent Remembering Monticello exhibit at the Winters Museum  with narration by Carol McGinnis Fitzpatrick and Woody Fridae. 


Museum Hours

Winters Museum Schedule


Museum Location

The Winters History Museum is centrally located in downtown Winters at 13 Russell Street, on the corner of Russell and First Streets, a short walk from Buckhorn Steakhouse, Putah Creek Cafe, Preserve, Steady Eddy's, Ficelle, Hooby's, Chuy's, Pizza Factory, Ocean Restaurant, El Pueblo, Carboni's, Winters Hotel, Turkovich Family Wines, Berryessa Gap Tasting Room, L'Apéro les Trois, Winters City Hall, Winters Community Center, and Sam Spade's Office.    

Thank You!

Thank You

We want to thank everyone for supporting the Historical Society of Winters and the Winters Museum during this year's Big Day of Giving!

Support the Winters Museum!

Support the Winters Museum with a donation to Historical Society of Winters.   

A Brief History of Winters

Newt Wallace writes his Express column

Thanks to the Winters Express for including an article which details the early history of our town in the Welcome to Winters 2020 publication. Please pick up a copy while they are available, or . . .


More Winters History

The Saloons Have Moved!

A 1875 Los Angeles Herald news item mentions Buckeye and Winters. Learn how a decision regarding the routing of an extension of the Vaca Valley Railroad led to the demise of Buckeye and the rise of Winters. 

(Source: Tom Crisp's The People of Buckeye and Early Winters)

Buckeye and Early Winters. . .


John Reid Wolfskill

John Reid Wolfskill, the area’s earliest American settler, 1842.

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Theodore Winters

The City got its name from early businessman Theodore Winters.

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The Winters Express

The first Express came off the press in February of 1884.

Read More. . .


1975  Centennial

In 1975, The Winters Express printed a special supplement commemorating the Winters Centennial.

Read More. . .



Books. . . 



Videos. . .


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