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Celebrate Halloween at Hattie Weber Museum

By From page A3 | October 26, 2012

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis invites ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes and children of all ages to bring their parents to visit the museum on Saturday for a Halloween party. There will be treats, and kids can decorate a pumpkin and take it home.

Grown-ups can check out accounts of early 1900s Halloween celebrations in Davis and Woodland, including a haunted house and pumpkins decorated with holly leaves.

Other exhibits include wedding attire from a 1948 Chiles family wedding; materials on the Lincoln Highway that once ran through Davis; a 1954 stove from the demolished Peña house; and treasures from Hattie’s attic, including a silver coronet from the Haussler family, an adding machine from Cal Covell’s meat market, a 1920s flapper dress with silver buttons and Jan Van Sant’s 100-plus-year-old hat.

The history of Davis is also shown in exhibits on Native Americans, the Jerome Davis ranch, the Cal Pacific railroad, Hattie Weber herself and Davis libraries.

The museum is at 445 C St. in Central Park. It is run by volunteers under the auspices of the Yolo County Historical Society for the Davis community. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Admission is free but donations are accepted with gratitude.

Enterprise staff

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