News: Local history

A collection of posts that shed a light on the city of Davis, California and the surrounding areas.
As the exhibit celebrating the centennial of the City of Davis enters its final weeks on display, we were inspired to add one more piece to it with the following “Then & Now” images of Davis.  The historic images below are from Special Collections and the present day photographs ...
May 17, 2017 • Sara Gunasekara
Don’t miss the Library Open House from 11am-2pm on Picnic Day, this Saturday, April 22! All activities take place in the main lobby of Shields. Davis 1917-2017: Celebrating 100 Years of Community: Celebrate the city centennial with a visit to this exhibition from our Special Collections, which brings historic Davis to ...
April 20, 2017 • Jessica Nusbaum
Happy 100th birthday to the City of Davis which was incorporated exactly a century ago today on March 28, 1917! Prior to the city’s incorporation in 1917, the town’s citizens were subject to a county-administered form of government. The first effort to create a city government was defeated in December ...
March 28, 2017 • Sara Gunasekara
30/50 With the recent rains, the opening of the Sacramento Weir, and the flooded Yolo Bypass, we thought that it was fitting to feature the Holland Land Company Records this week. The following information is drawn from the collection finding aid.  Be sure to check out ...
February 9, 2017 • Sara Gunasekara
One of our early winter storms this year has toppled a California’s giant: the iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The tree, more than an 1000 years old, was famous for the car tunnel in its trunk that had been carved out more than 100 ...
January 13, 2017 • Amy Azzarito