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New museum exhibit features Davis women’s groups

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From page A1 | March 21, 2014 |

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Hattie Weber Museum will open a new exhibit featuring the contributions to the community from women’s groups in Davis on Saturday, March 22.
Starting in 1905 when the Women’s Improvement Club was formed to help lure the University of California Farm School to Davis, the women of Davis have played a major role in shaping the town. The exhibit shows the history and accomplishments of the Bachelor Girls, the Farm Circle, the Library Club, the League of Women Voters and the Davis Chapter of the Soroptimists International.

In addition to the accomplishments of these groups, there are some fun facts. For example, the Bachelor Girls had a rule — which may or may not have been enforced — that if a member married, she was expelled from the club and charged a $5 fee, no small amount in the early 20th century.

The Purple Circle Exhibit, featuring prize livestock breeders around Davis, continues, as do the Lincoln Highway and Mystery Family exhibits and others featuring the native Americans, the coming of the railroad and the University, and the development of the Library and the Museum.

Progress is being made on plans to renovate the 1937 WPA building next to the Museum. The cost, estimated by the city to be in excess of $50,000, will be largely the responsibility of the Yolo County Historical Society and the Museum. Formal fundraising events will be scheduled once an architect’s construction estimate is received. Meanwhile, the Museum welcomes contributions. Checks should be made payable to YCHS and mailed or delivered to the Museum at 445 C Street, Davis, 95616.
The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Children are welcome to play in the toy corner while adults view exhibits.

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