Remembering Monticello Exhibit

remembering monticello

The “Remembering Monticello” Exhibit is now open to all, Thursdays – Sundays, from 1– 5pm at the Winters Museum!

WINTERS – There once was a thriving agricultural town on the western side of the Sacramento Valley. Monticello, snuggled into Sacramento’s foothills, used to be vibrant with life: farmers cultivated fields, men rode horses in an annual rodeo, youngsters rode bikes throughout town, locals played music at the tavern and neighbors came together to swim in the Putah Creek swimming hole. This ideal life came to an end in 1956 when the Bureau of Reclamation razed and burned the area to flood the valley and build Lake Berryessa. There are a few citizens of Monticello who remember those times. These memories are still very much alive as the Historical Society of Winters has gathered photos, artifacts and speakers to commemorate the lost settlement of Monticello. Celebrate everything the beloved town had to offer at the Winters Museum’s new exhibit, “Remembering Monticello.”

Woody Fridae, Exhibit Curator

Remembering Monticello Exhibit
Thursdays – Sundays
1– 5pm
Admission is FREE
Winters Museum
13 Russell St, Winters

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