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.

Fashion Forward: Women’s Wear and Social Reform is on view now through June 26th at the Gibson House and property. On view are select items of women’s clothing from the turn-of-the-twentieth-century and fashion photography by Paul W. Hollingshead.
The house is open select Thursdays and Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm.
March 12, 14, 19, 26 & 28
April 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 & 25
May 7, 9, 14, 21 & 23
June 4, 6, 11, 13 &18

What is happening at the Property?
The Knowledge @ Noon speaker series featuring professionals in the areas of History, Agriculture and Art every 2nd Wednesday of each month at noon in the Barn Gallery. Thank you to all who have presented and shared their knowledge with us.

How can I help?
Volunteers and interns 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 and museum practices please consider becoming a volunteer or intern. To get involved please complete and return the application.

Collections Volunteer Application

Collections Internship Application

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

Email:  iulia.bodeanu@yolocounty.org

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

Curator’s Report December 2018

Curator’s Report March 2019

Curator’s Report June 2019

Curator’s Report September 2019

Curator’s Report December 2019

Curator’s Report March 2020