Invisible People

I don’t really believe that people can vanish into thin air. But I am convinced that millions have passed through history without leaving a trace of their existence. This makes it tough for those of us who want to know something about them.

A member of Stockton’s Sikh community, whose origins in 1912 make its temple the . . . → Read More: Invisible People

The Yosemite Club Closes Its Doors

The year 2010 marked the end of the line for Stockton’s Yosemite Club, a venerable cultural institution in San Joaquin County for more than a century. However, its memory will live on, thanks partly to a gift of financial and administrative records, photographs, and memorabilia that the Club has given to the San Joaquin County Historical . . . → Read More: The Yosemite Club Closes Its Doors

Mary J. French: Pioneering San Joaquin County Supervisor

What attributes could be found among women who entered elected public office in California soon after they were given the right to vote in state elections in 1911?

Staff at the Museum have devoted significant amounts of time over the past couple years updating its catalog of photographs, which currently numbers about nine thousand. Last year, one . . . → Read More: Mary J. French: Pioneering San Joaquin County Supervisor

Welcome to this Blog

Welcome to this blog. In it, members of the staff at the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum intend to take visitors behind the scenes–to afford glimpses of activities related to records, books, photographs, and a variety of artifacts. Among the subjects we intend to discuss are new acquisitions, fresh insights into collections and objects . . . → Read More: Welcome to this Blog