21267 Calistoga Road at Callayomi  •  info@friendsofgibson.com707-809-8009
Gibson Museum exterior showing handcrafted fence and ore cars

P O BOX 31

MIDDLETOWN

CA 95461

OPEN NOON to 4 pm

Thurs., Fri., Sat.

Exhibits may be viewed during Gibson Museum’s visiting hours, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 pm.

See artifacts and information about our famous mineral springs resorts and quicksilver mines that spurred the growth of Middletown, Cobb and Lower Lake.

Learn about local archeology -- natives were here 12,000 to 20,000 years ago -- and our fascinating geology that resulted from the Coast Range's youngest volcanic mountain.

For more information, call 707-809-8009 during museum hours.

What's Happening'

Gibson’s October Fireside Chat with Dean Enderlin had to be canceled because of the Advisory Evacuation notice resulting from the Tubbs Fire. We’ll ask him to share his wealth of geological knowledge early next year.
 
Now, our November 14 Fireside Chat has had to be canceled, but for a much better reason. Our scheduled speaker, Corrigan Commenginger, CEO of Lake County Hospice, will be out of town to accept a very nice grant! ongratulations, Hospice.
 
So … no more Chats until next year.
 
But we will be participating in Christmas in Middletown activities Saturday, December 9, from 4 to 8 pm. Come on by to get your Passport stamped so you can compete for prizes. And to enjoy the nibblies, music and decorations.
 
Jim Westrich has resigned as a Gibson docent. That saddens us considerably. It’s that Jim is having so much fun writing his weekly column for the Middletown Mercury and needs his time for that. So we have to second his decision — it seems like everybody loves his “You Gotta Love Middletown” offerings.
 
We are again anticipating a new curator for the three Lake County Museums: Historic Courthouse Museum in Lakeport; Historic Schoolhouse Museum in Lower Lake, and Gibson Museum in its historic library building.
 
Whitney Petrey, who had been assistant to curator Tony Pierucci and became curator after his resignation last February, has been forced to resign because of family responsibilities. Candidates drawn from the extensive list of applicants then are now being re-evaluated, and a favored few introduced to museum staff and docents, so expect an announcement soon.
 
Also planned for a Fireside Chat early next year will be John Parker showing his Emmy Award-winning documentary. It’s a fascinating and enjoyable way to learn about the archeology documenting the history of the Koi tribe in the area as much as 12,000 to 20,000 ago, and the development of Anderson Marsh State Park as an archeological treasure. 

Friends of Gibson Museum functioned as Gibson Museum & Cultural Center from April 2013 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. 

Join us in keeping local history alive!
Individual membership $20 yr
Household membership $35 yr

Click on the link at the top of the page for a Bit of Local History

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