FEATURED MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Knowledge for All

Bracero Exhibit

The Bracero Program brought many workers to Dixon and California to help tend to and harvest crops. 

Visit the museum to learn all about this program and the people who were apart of it.

Listen to the Bracero presentation video >>

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PERMANENT EXHIBITS

Area icons, founding families, and famous Dixonites make up our permanent exhibits.

Milk Farm

The Milk Farm was an iconic restaurant well know to visitors and passers-by from all over California. The sign still stands along Highway 80. But, one of the original signs can be seen at the museum!

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VIRTUAL EXHIBITS

NEW!  Photographs, (Circa 1900) From Glass Plate Negatives.


These photographs were taken by Charles and Adolf Meyer of the Tremont area in 1900 through 1903.  The photographs are of subjects in the Northern California and Pacific Northwest areas. The caption on each photograph is taken from the envelope in which each photographic plate was stored and this is all we know today of the photographed subject, however collectively they speak eloquently of an interesting period of Dixon's history.

[If you can identify any of these photos, please contact the Dixon Historical Society Historian at: dhs.dixonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com]

View The Meyers' Brothers Photographs...

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001-1-Vaca High School-April 26 1900

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003-3-Willows School House-September 1901

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How Glass Plates Were Used

The media produced by this process, was a glass plate on which the photographed image appeared in a negative, as opposed to positive, form.  In photography, a negative is an image usually on a strip or sheet of transparent plastic film (in analog photography) in which the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest.

The photographs presented in this collection are in the positive form, meaning that someone unknown has previously converted the negative glass plate images to the positive form produced here.

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MORE EXHIBITS AT THE MUSEUM
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New and interesting exhibits are being added periodically, both online and at the museum.

Discover how Dixon got it's name from the Dickson family in 1868.

 

Dickson Family - Out for a Spin

Learn about Dixon's canine movie star; notable phone switchboard;

the famous artists and so much more.

 

Admission is free to the public. Donations are welcome.
 

What Dixon Treasures Do You Have Hidden in Your Attic or Garage or Barn?
Donate or loan your historical items to the Museum for others to share.

 

Visit the museum at 125 W. A St., Dixon, CA  95620