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--

Wide World of Winters Sports

--is up and running now.



Open Now: Wide World of Winters Sports

Emperor of Norfolk was one of Theodore Winters' thoroughbred horses. 

It is generally agreed that Emperor of Norfolk was the most important horse born in California until Swaps came along 67 years later.

Open Now: Wide World of Winters Sports

Wide World of Winters' Sports

Tom Crisp, exhibit co-curator and primary collector, reports that the Winters Museum's Wide World of Winters Sports exhibit is up and running.

The exhibit banner is the work of Marilyn Autry.

The Winters Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Admission is free.

Join us for the Grand Opening of  the Wide World of Winters' Sports Exhibit on Sunday, March 5. The program will begin at 2:00 PM.

Who is this?

Local Player Is Pacific Coast League MVP!

This baseball player holds his Pacific Coast League MVP trophy. He was born in Winters; both of his parents were deaf. With one more hit, he would have averaged .300 for his 12-year major league career. Can you name him?

Learn his name and more about The Wide World of Winters Sports when you visit the Winters Museum. 

Our Year End Message

Board President's Year End Message

We have weathered the COVID Pandemic and we have produced two great exhibits this year. The first was Remembering Monticello which documented the community that existed just a few miles to the west of Winters. The second one, and the one that is currently on display, is The Wide World of Winters Sports. This exhibit is amazing with many examples of Winters athletes who went on to participate in college, professional and even Olympic level sports.  .  .  . 

.  .  .  We have continuing obligations such as rent, utilities, and the costs that we will incur as we get ready for future exhibits. We are also working to build a Japantown marker in the area of Rotary Park. If you are willing and able to help, your tax deductible donation can be made by selecting one of the options below.

We sincerely appreciate your continued support and hope to see you at the Museum in 2023!


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, Hooby's, Chuy's,  Pizza Factory, Ocean Restaurant, El Pueblo, Carboni's, Winters Hotel, Winters City Hall, and Winters Community Center.    See Location on Map 

Support the Winters Museum!

Please 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.

Read More. . .


Theodore Winters

The City got its name from early businessman Theodore Winters.

Read More. . .


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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