Gibson Museum & Cultural Center occupies the building formerly home to Gibson Library, which has moved to new quarters across the street in the Middletown Community Center.
Gibson Library was named in honor of Chauncey W. Gibson, who donated funds for the construction of the building on a site purchased with donations from community members and the Middletown Luncheon Club.
The building was built to be a library, in what was called “storybook style,” and is not a converted house, as many think.
The library opened to the public May 3, 1930. Gibson Museum opened May 3, 2014.
Gibson was incorporated into Lake County Museums in February 2017, joining the Historic Courthouse Museum in Lakeport, and the Historic Schoolhouse Museum in Lower Lake.
It is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Noon to 4 pm.