Discover the Roots of California’s Heartland

The San Joaquin County Historical Museum reveals the rich heritage of the region, from the Miwok and Yokuts Indians through Charles Weber (founder of Stockton and first farmer in the area) and the development of modern agriculture. The Museum has eight exhibit buildings and four historic buildings, including the 1848 Weber house and the 1866 Calaveras School. Exhibits include room dioramas of Weber family furnishings, a children’s activity area, and large displays of hand tools and historic agricultural equipment. The 18-acre grounds include the Sunshine Trail living exhibition of native habitats and the Delta Water Path. A Critter Corral of farm animals can be enjoyed weekends from May through August.

What's Happening
Jennifer Lind Dinner Concert at Museum August 26

Jennifer Lind will perform a benefit dinner concert at the Museum on Saturday, August 26. The “Journey through American Music,” will have a variety of American classics and include genres such as Folk, Western, Country, Blues, and Pop. The doors will open at 6 p.m., with a New York steak dinner served at 7 p.m., followed by the concert under the stars. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased before August 24 at the Museum or by calling (209) 331-2055 or e-mailing events@sanjoaquinhistory.org. All proceeds benefit the operation of the Museum.

They're Baaa-aack! Those loveable farm animals in the CRITTER CORRAL at the Museum: Saturdays and Sundays through August

Visit and pet a variety of live farm animals every weekend at the Critter Corral, May 6 through August 27, 2017. Encounters with the animals are free with regular Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Animal visits may be cancelled due to rain or other unsafe conditions.

Special Exhibitions

"War Comes Home" Features Wartime Correspondence (Sept. 9-Nov. 5)
This special exhibition explores the joys and hardships that soldiers and their families face, as expressed through private letters and correspondence. Spanning conflicts from the Civil War through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, “War Comes Home: The Legacy” reveals the shared themes of wartime separation, the adjustment to life back at home, and the costs of war. more...

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