Fred C. Heidrick Jr., Aug. 5, 1938 — May 15, 2015

Fred C. Heidrick Jr., pictured here with his wife Sandra at the 2014 Last Call Car Show at the Heidrick Ag History Center.

Fred C. Heidrick Jr., pictured here with his wife Sandra at the 2014 Last Call Car Show at the Heidrick Ag History Center.

The California Agriculture Museum, home of the Heidrick tractor collection and event center, will welcome the public to celebrate the life of Fred Heidrick Jr. this Friday, May 29. Family, friends and community members are invited to join in remembering him at 11AM, at 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland.

As the son of the museum’s founder, Fred Jr. was an active supporter of the Heidrick Ag History Center and its recent evolution into the California Ag Museum. He will be fondly remembered for his bear hugs and the cheer he brought to the facility every time he would visit.

Fred Heidrick Jr. captured chatting with museum Executive Director, Loirli Ostman, at the YOLO Outdoor Expo museum fundraiser in March 2015.

Looking back, volunteers remember Freddy for his love and oversight of his family’s collection.

Fred was raised in Woodland; he worked full-time at the Heidrick family farm before and after his two years of military service in the Army. The museum proudly displays an Army history exhibit to represent this piece of his life.

Fred Clark Heidrick Jr. passed away after a brief bout of cancer on May 15, 2015, at the age of 76.

Fred and Gene

Fred poses with museum docent and volunteer Gene in 2014.

He was born on Aug. 5, 1938, in Woodland to Fred and Helen Heidrick.

The museum remembers Nancy Gnoss

Nancy Gnoss, centered wearing turquoise blue, surrounded by her family.  -Photo courtesy of The Gnoss Family

Nancy Gnoss, centered wearing turquoise blue, surrounded by her family.
-Photo courtesy of The Gnoss Family

The love for Nancy Ann (Heidrick) Gnoss was tangibly abundant this past week, as more than 600 relatives, friends and even acquaintances filled the Heidrick Ag History Center museum and banquet hall to celebrate her life on January 10. Although we will miss Nancy’s spirit at the museum, we are honored to have been part of this large gathering. Nancy will always be here in the hearts of many.

Born to our museum’s founders Fred Sr. and Helen Heidrick, Nancy is near and dear to the our heart. Fred, along with his brother, Nancy’s Uncle Joe, were inventive and passionate. Their collection and restoration evolved into what is now the Heidrick Ag History Center in Woodland.

Nancy was family woman who loved unconditionally. She is remembered by those close to her as a pillar in the community, who displayed the true meaning of family.

The museum appreciates her devotion to the preservation of California’s agricultural history, and continued contributions through her family.

Aug. 4, 1937 – Dec. 29, 2014