Man and Nature Hand in Hand Batik Mural

If you have visited the Museum's Erickson Building you have probably seen the "Man and Nature Hand in Hand" batik mural hanging in the lobby. It is hard to miss the twelve-foot high by seven and one-half-foot-wide mural when you walk through the front doors, but have you ever stopped to really look at it? I . . . → Read More: Man and Nature Hand in Hand Batik Mural

Charles M. Weber Desecrates a Flag

Where have the past four years gone? I don't know about you, but it seems to me that the last presidential campaign never ended. So here we sit, two and one-half months from the next election, as the presidential candidates swing at each other and the war of words escalates. Could political emotions get much hotter?

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Zerk Fittings and Grease Cups

What would we do without zerk fittings?

The zerk fitting is not exactly a household item. In fact, I'm willing to wager that most people don't know anything about it. When I first mentioned it to my wife, she shot me her "you've-got-to-be-kidding" look. As near as I can tell, she thought of it as an imaginary . . . → Read More: Zerk Fittings and Grease Cups

Rediscovering California’s Native Americans

Do you know which federally recognized tribe has its headquarters in San Joaquin County? If you answered the California Valley Miwok Tribe, you were correct. I bet most of you didn't answer correctly….

Elders and officers of the California Valley Miwok Tribe present tribal flag to Robin Wood and David Stuart (both on right) of the . . . → Read More: Rediscovering California’s Native Americans

Remembering Lodi’s Japanese Pioneers

You are invited to join the Lodi Historical Society for dedication of a plaque commemorating the Hinode Building-Miyajima Store and Hotel, 4 North Main Street, on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at 11 a.m.

Mary Masui poses with husband and others at Lodi’s Hinode Store, ca. 1890.

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