LOCATION: 445 C Street, Davis, CA 95616-4102 (northeast corner of Central Park)

CONTACT: 530-758-5637, email: hattieweber@yahoo.com

HOURS: Wednesday & Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM, Admission free, donations welcome.

The Hattie Weber Museum features exhibits depicting the history and heritage of Davis, California, and the surrounding area.

Permanent Exhibits

  • Native Americans in Yolo
  • Jerome Davis Ranch
  • History of the library and Hattie Weber
  • Coming of the railroad 1868
  • Coming of UC Davis 1906
  • Twenty historic panels
  • History of the Davis Library

Thanks to John Chiles, John Movius, Steve McMahon, Yolo County Historical Society, and the Davis Virtual Market for early assistance.

   

Springtime in Davis, 1890s-1930s

The photos capture Davisites flood watching, plowing, getting close to calves, motoring, playing baseball, and most of all, picnicking. We feature two 1897 Woodland Daily Democrat columns by Davis resident Elijah Brown, one poetically describing the joy of picnicking and the other reporting on a large fundraising picnic given by the Knights of Pythias, a popular fraternal organization.

And, of course, there’s Davis’ unique spring tradition, Picnic Day. It seems likely that residents’ enthusiasm for dining in nature influenced the leaders of the University Farm to make a picnic the centerpiece of its annual open house.

Children visiting the exhibit this Saturday, April 20, will receive a small potted spring daffodil. The exhibit is up until June 1.

Operated by the Yolo County Historical Society for the City of Davis