Save the date: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

It is a special pleasure to welcome you to the 32nd Stroll Through History for two reasons!  First, 2021 marks the 150th Anniversary of Woodland’s incorporation as a self-governing city—the first in Yolo County.  Second, our community has survived Covid-19 and can once again come together to celebrate Woodland’s architectural heritage.

The members of the Board and the many Stroll volunteers take Covid seriously. We will be following all Yolo County Public Health mandates. We will have masks available for any Strollers to wear while inside the Stroll homes, and our docents will wear masks.

Board members have spent the past year working to bring you a memorable Stroll, focused on the early years of the city.  Two homes were constructed in the 1860s, before Woodland became a city, and another two date back to the 1870s.  The “youngster” in this year’s selection was built just after the turn of the century.   These five homes take us back to Woodland’s earliest years and represent a wide range of architectural styles—“old” doesn’t necessarily mean “Victorian.”

As always we are most grateful to the home owners who open their homes to all of us for the Stroll.  Without their participation, the Stroll could not exist.  In order of the age of houses, our thanks to Jennifer Harrison, Michele and Alan Mitchell, Ramsey Badawi and Ania Mieszkowska, Frode Joensen and Alexandra Rudorff, and Mary Solecki and Everet Eriksen

A special thank-you to my fellow Board members who work all year to create, promote and continue this tribute to Woodland’s architectural history.

Jim Lapsley
Chair, Stroll Through History