Winters Museum

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$34,465 raised by 68 donors

98% complete

$35,000 Goal

Winters Museum is a member of the Winters Big Day of Giving Collaboration.

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The Winters Museum is raising funds in support of our General Fund (Facility and New Exhibit Fund) and in support of our Historical Monument Fund.

General Fund (Facility and New Exhibit Fund): The Winters Museum attempts to put up at least two exhibits per year at an approximate cost of $3,000 each. We believe that we have produced two great exhibits this year. The first is Remembering Monticello which documents the community that existed just a few miles to the west of Winters and was displaced by the building of the dam that created Lake Berryessa. The second one is The Lost Japanese Community of Winters

The Remembering Monticello Exhibit

The Lost Japanese Community of Winters Exhibit

 These join the list of exhibitions that we have presented:

  • Take a Look Back at Winters History
  • Wide World of Winters Sports
  • Remembering Monticello
  • The Lost Japanese Community of Winters
  • Honoring Winters Veterans
  • Celebrating Winters Agriculture
  • The Winters Plein Air Festival
  • Reliving Winters Youth Days
  • Featuring the Winters Express.

We hope to secure the $6,000 that we will need to cover the costs of our next round of exhibits and the $6,000 that we will need to cover our facility expenses.

Historical Monument Fund: The Winters Museum is committed to commemorating The Lost Japanese Community of Winters with a monument in the Rotary Park area of the Winters Community Center. We are anticipating a cost of $25,000 which we hope will include extensive landscape work.

The monument has been delivered to Rotary Park.

Part of the image that is part of the monument.

At the Tuesday 04/16 meeting, the Winters City Council presented "A Proclamation. . . Recognizing the History of Japantown and Celebrating the New Monument at Rotary Park."


The Winters Museum and the Historical Society of Winters are dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich history of Winters and the Winters area through educational events, research, oral histories, and photo and artifact exhibits.


● The Winters Museum and the Historical Society of Winters seek to establish a permanent home with room for exhibits, events, and storage.

● The Winters Museum seeks to expand its collection and is looking for items to display. We are particularly interested in items that relate to local agriculture, local businesses, or family history. All Items should have a connection to Winters.

● The Winters Museum would like to build a strong team of volunteers to serve as docents and researchers.

● The Winters Museum and the Historical Society of Winters plan to purchase and implement an online, interactive Digital Asset Management System. In addition, the Museum would like to fund its Winters Walking Tour app.

● The Winters Museum and the Historical Society of Winters are working to establish a capital fund for the purpose of establishing a permanent site for the Winters Museum and Cultural Center.

Equity Statement

The Winters Museum and the Historical Society of Winters encourage everyone—regardless of race, nationality, religion or sexual identification—to visit the Museum and participate in its activities. Board membership is open to everyone.

Organization Data


Organization name

Winters Museum

other names

Historical Society of Winters (HSW)

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, Technology

Demographics Served

General population

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


13 Russell Street
Winters, CA 95694

Service areas

Winters, CA, US, 95694

Yolo County, CA, US

Solano County, CA, US

Sacramento County, CA, US



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