Yolo County Library

Yolo County Historical Collection


Iulia Bodeanu,
Museum Curator
226 Buckeye Street
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 666-8147

Iulia Bodeanu is Yolo County’s first Museum Curator and works under the Yolo County Library. With a Masters in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, Ms. Bodeanu brings ten years of experience working with history and art collections to the Gibson House.

What’s in the Collection?
The Yolo County Historical Collection is comprised of 11,000 objects which date from the 1830s to the 1930s. The collection includes textiles, agricultural equipment, paintings, archival materials, ephemera, photographs, archaeological items, tools, ceramics, household items, furniture, and personal items. This collection illustrates what life was like for early Yolo County residents.

Where can I see the Collection?
Pieces from the collection are currently on display in the Gibson House (512 Gibson Road, Woodland) and rotate throughout the County via object loans. Items not on display are stored in an environmentally controlled collections storage facility. We are committed to increasing access to the collection by partnering with local schools, libraries and historical organizations. If you are interested in partnering to bring displays and programs to the community, or viewing or borrowing collection items, please contact the museum curator.

How can I help?

The YCHC is looking for individuals to serve in a volunteer capacity on the Collections Committee to assist in collection review. Please read the committee description and complete the application. You can nominate yourself, or someone else. Join us!

Committee Description

Committee Application

Applications must be received by Wednesday May 15, 2019 via mail or email.

Mail:    Iulia Bodeanu
c/o Yolo County Historical Collection
226 Buckeye Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Email:  iulia.bodeanu@yolocounty.org

Volunteers are an essential part of carrying out the on-going review of the Yolo County Historical Collection. If you are interested in gaining hands-on experience working with historical items and learning more about local history, please consider becoming a volunteer. For more information and to get involved please contact the Museum Curator.

What’s new?
Click the Quarterly Curator’s report!

Curator’s Report December 2018

Curator’s Report March 2019