Now open 10 am to 4 pm
Gibson Museum has been closed for construction of its ADA-compliant bathroom. It reopened in mid-January with its permanent displays and found objects.
Gibson Museum & Cultural Center's schedule will continue its program to honor the familiesimportant to the history of the community in June.
Current displays feature nostalgic items retrieved from within the walls during recent construction.
Gibson's Honor Our Families series was initiated in January, first honoring the family of former supervisor Jim Comstock. The February display honored the Pomo Simon family, of which current District 1 Supervisor Moke Simon is a member.
A joint display through April and May featured the Menzio and the Higgins families, followed by the Weatherwax family in June and July. All have been active in the business and social life of the Middletown area since the early twentieth century.
Through August and September, the Hamann-Groves family was featured. That family is still represented in Middletown by Dee Groves, who at the age of 92 lives on the property known as the Coburn place that was settled by her parents in 1921. Her uncle Huck Hamann's wife Skee was born to the Lundquist family which first settled here in 1886.
The museum is regularly open to the public, free of charge, from noon to 4 pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Gibson Museum & Cultural Center is located on Calistoga Rd. at the corner of Callayomi, opposite Community Park. For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 809-8009 Thur, Fri, Sat - 10 to 4 pm.
Friends of Gibson Museum functioned as Gibson Museum & Cultural Center from April 2014 until February 2017. Now, Gibson has joined Lake County Museums, as a sibling of the historic Courthouse Museum in Lakeport and the historic Schoolhouse Museum in Lower Lake.