Lodi History Made Easier

One of the best-kept secrets of San Joaquin County may be the historic government records housed at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum. Knowledge that these resources exist often comes as a surprise to visitors. The Museum holds official records from the County of San Joaquin and the Cities of Stockton and Lodi that, together, span . . . → Read More: Lodi History Made Easier

Digitization Milestone Reached

The San Joaquin County Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has reached a significant milestone with its ongoing digitization project in partnership with Internet Archive, a nonprofit corporation based in San Francisco.

Completion of this stage enables visitors to the Web sites of the Society and Internet Archive to view one-of-a-kind volumes of official San . . . → Read More: Digitization Milestone Reached

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

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