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Stroll Through History

The Stroll through History is this Saturday, September 12, 2015.  Celebrating it’s 27th year, the Stroll Through History once again is planning a wonderful day for Woodlanders and guests to enjoy.  There are so many options that I’m only capturing the main components.  Make sure to head over to Heritage Plaza and look for The Stroll Through History booth for more information, tickets, and the Kiwanis breakfast at 8:30am.  See you there!

The following is courtesy of The Stroll Through History webpage:

Walking Tours:

WOODLAND: THE JEWEL OF THE VALLEY SHOWCASES ITS EXCEPTIONAL ARCHITECTURE AND SHADY URBAN FOREST
8:30 AM tour starts at 756 First Street (corner of First and Pendegast streets) | Docents: David Wilkinson & Roger Klemm

DEAD CAT ALLEY  | Featuring Jack Din with childhood stories of his family’s Tai Lee Laundry 
9:00 am tour starts at Downtown Heritage Plaza, Second and Main | Docents: Dino Gay and Rich Westphal (NSGW Woodland Parlor 30)

FABULOUS FIRST STREET’S ARCHITECTURAL TREASURES: PARTS 1 AND 2
Part 1– 9:00 AM Tour starts at corner of First and Lincoln | Docent: Craig Shields
Part 2—10:30 AM Tour starts at First and Cross streets in front of Gable Mansion | Docent: Mary Aulman

COLLEGE STREET PIONEERS AND PRESERVATIONISTS
 9:30 AM Tour starts at S/E corner of College & Lincoln streets (historic Woodland Christian Church) | Docent: Barbara Graham

BARNS & ALLEYS AND HIDDEN SURPRISES (Children’s Tour)
9 AM Tour starts at corner of Dog Gone Alley and Second Street (just south of Main Street) | Docent:   Ken Trot

BARNS & ALLEYS AND HIDDEN SURPRISES (Regular Tour)
10:30 AM Tour starts at corner of Dog Gone Alley and Second Street (just south of Main Street) | Docent:   Ken Trott

BEAMER PARK
10:30 AM   Tour starts at Beamer Arches at Third & Beamer streets | Docents: Patrick Talbott & Lucy Christensen

STORYBOOK HOUSES FROM THE ROARING ‘20s
11:00 AM Tour starts at SW corner of Second and Cross streets | Docent: Roger Klemm

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: YOLO CITY BECOMES WOODLAND (Historic Marker Dedication and Downtown Tour)
11 AM   Tour starts at Freeman Park on Main Street (between Fifth and Sixth streets) | Docent: David Wilkinson

Bike Tours
9 AM – Long Tour: About 4 miles: Train Station, Boat House, Roselawn Mansion, Cemetery & Reiff’s Garage.
11 AM – Short Tour: About 2 miles on College & First St. Victorian homes, garden cottages, Craftsman bungalows, and Tudors! The Gable Mansion and the Horseshoe House. These wonderful styles of architecture provide Woodland with unique and well-preserved neighborhoods reflecting changing tastes of residential fashion.

Bus Tours
1 PM Tour Beginning with the early pioneer houses, including town founder Frank & Gertrude Freeman’s first home built in 1857 when Woodland was called “Yolo City”, participants will cruise through beautiful tree-lined historic neighborhoods and learn the story behind houses from the Victorian era through the 20th century including classic examples of Ranch style and Mid-Century modern houses.
3 PM Tour will traverse Woodland’s core historical areas both north and south of Main Street, including Beamer Park, to view many of Woodland’s beautiful neighborhoods. We will then travel across town to Springlake, a new area of Woodland inspired by classic neighborhoods and compare and contrast the old with the new.

Each bus tour will include one stop for a short peek inside an exceptional Woodland home. The bus tour will load and begin at Second and Court streets just north of Heritage Plaza.

Open Homes with musical guests (Home tours open are from 11am – 4pm)

Woodland Library Rose Club Garden – 250 First St
The Lapsley Home — 625 Second St. | Justin Hardcastle, 11.00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Konish-Dunn Home — 628 College St. | Belle Francisco band, 1.30 pm – 3.30PM
The Bunfill-Buchanan Home — 617 Cross St. | Dr. Cleve Baker 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Joule Home – 756 First Street | Tal Alexis Periard, 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM & Uh Oh the Back Row, 1.30 pm – 3.30 PM
The Newsom Home — 704 Elm | Clarence Van Hook, 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM
The Burton Home – 1003 First Street | KYDJ 11.30 AM – 1.00 PM

Other Musical guests
HERITAGE PLAZA MAIN ST: Second Baptist Church Choir, 11:00am-1:00pm
WOODLAND CARNEGIE LIBRARY : TRIO MA NON TROPPO 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
WOODLAND LIBRARY ROSE GARDEN: MUSIC 12:00 – 4:00 PM