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
12th Annual GOLF TOURNAMENT, Honoring Andy Focacci, Friday May 6

The golf tournament will be on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Micke Grove Links. Please join us for a fun day of golf, food, and prizes. Hole-in-one opportunity to win a new car from Mercedes-Benz of Stockton. Prizes also for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place foursomes, closest to the hole, longest drive, etc. 11 a.m. check in (driving range open); Noon lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun start; 5 p.m. dinner, raffle and awards in the Museum's Ledbetter Family Barn. $125 per golfer; $35 per additional dinner guest. Benefits the ongoing programs and exhibits at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. Sign up forms at the Museum or contact Carrie or Anna Sass, SASS! Public Relations: 209-957-7277 or  Tournament Chairs: Greg Tudor (Pacific Storage), Phil Johnson and Patrick Dobson (Sims Grupe Management).

Museum and Society Offices Closed on MEMORIAL DAY

The Museum and SJC Historical Society offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. We honor the fallen heroes who defended our freedom.

They're Baaa-aack! Those loveable farm animals in the CRITTER CORRAL at the Museum: Saturdays and Sundays April 30 through August 28

Visit and pet a variety of live farm animals every Saturday and Sunday at the Critter Corral, April 30 through August 28, 2016. Encounters with the animals are free with regular Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Animal visits may be cancelled due to rain or other unsafe conditions.

Special Exhibitions

Looking Back on Fifty Years of the San Joaquin County Historical Museum
The "Looking Back on Fifty Years..." exhibition celebrates the golden anniversary of the Museum. The exhibition features seven timelines with milestones in the development of the Museum and its programs, 150 captioned photographs, and interesting artifacts donated through the years. Julie Blood, the Museum's Collections and Exhibits Manager, researched and developed the exhibition, which will remain in the Weber Kennedy Gallery through November 6, 2016 (when preparations begin for the annual Festival of Trees event on December 3-4).

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