Historical Society of Winters

Winters History Project is now Historical Society of Winters!

And the new Winters Museum is OPEN!

About HSW

Goals and Mission

The Historical Society of Winters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich history of Winters through educational events, research, oral histories, and photo and artifact exhibits. Our goals include creating a new Winters History Museum as a permanent home for our collections.

Museum Hours

The Winters Museum is open

  • Thursday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Building The Museum

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Please Join Us!

The incredible mind map that was generated during the Winters Museum Planning Meeting on Tuesday. Winters Historical Society owes a big thank you to the creators Gloria Lopez, Liz Coman, and everyone who attended. We welcome all with an interest in Winters History to participate! (More from the Meeting...)

Historical Society of Winters members Woody Fridae and Gloria Lopez hold an historic “wayfinder” sign from many decades ago. The Historical Society is gearing up for the big meeting, planned for April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at The Palms, to pitch the idea of starting a museum in Winters. They will have many opportunities for Winters residents to help out: volunteering as a docent, donating artifacts, building displays, organizing fundraising events and activities, and serving on the steering committee. All are invited to come, share ideas, hear about Winters’ history and work on strategies to make a museum a success in Winters.

(Winters Express photo and text by Debra DeAngelo)

Creating a Home for Winters History

Saving Our History--A community meeting to discuss and develop a plan for the Winters Museum.

Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 PM

The Palms Playhouse (Winters Opera House)

13 Main St, Winters, California 95694

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Renowned Winters author Gloria Lopez writes on Facebook:

"I am part of the WHS (formerly Winters History Project) and we think we need a history museum in town. Do you agree? Do you have ideas? Would you like to participate? Mark your calendars and I will see you on April 10th!"

Headline News

Museum Needs Walls to House History

Evelyne Rominger writes in a letter to the Winters Express:

"The signs on the way to Winters say “Historic town” but when you get to Winters there is no museum. Where is the history and story of Winters? There are good places to eat and taste wine; buy a house, jewelry, yarn, a guitar, gas, hardware, a dress and groceries, but how do you find out about where you are?

"There is an amazing collection of historic photographs which get hung in downtown shops and businesses when there is space.It is called a museum without walls but there is damage, theft, accidental sales, and storage problems. There are attics and basements full of things waiting for a museum. Can we do something about this?"

For questions or comments: Contact Historical Society of Winters

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