Discover the Roots of California’s Heartland

The San Joaquin County Historical Museum reveals the fascinating history of the region, from the Yokuts and Miwok through Captain Charles Weber (founder of Stockton and first farmer in the area) and the development of modern agriculture. The Museum has eight exhibition buildings, four historic buildings — including the Charles Weber cottage (1847) and Calaveras School (1866) — and features room dioramas of Weber family furnishings, a children’s gallery, and large displays of hand tools and agricultural equipment.

What's Happening
They're Baaa-aack! Those loveable farm animals in the CRITTER CORRAL at the Museum: Saturdays and Sundays May 2 through August 30

Visit and pet a variety of live farm animals every Saturday and Sunday at the Critter Corral, May 2 through August 30, 2015. Encounters with the animals are free with regular Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May be cancelled due to rain or other unsafe conditions. The Museum will be closed on Saturday July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

Randy Sparks and The New Christy Minstrels Concert and Dinner, July 31

Randy Sparks--founder of The New Christy Minstrels—and fellow musicians have for years performed an annual concert benefiting the San Joaquin County Historical Society. Again this year the concert will feature the full, seven-member The New Christy Minstrels. The event will be on the grounds of the Museum on Friday, July 31, 2015.  6 pm social hour, 6:30 pm NY steak dinner, 8 pm concert. Dinner and concert $75 per person. www.thenewchristyminstrels.com Tickets are available at the Museum office, (209) 331-2055 or (209) 953-3460.

10th Annual Harvey Kessel Memorial Golf Tournament May 29

The golf tournament will be on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Micke Grove Links. Please join us in a fun day of golf, food, and prizes. Hole-in-one prize of $10,000. Prizes also for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place foursomes, closest to the hole, longest drive, etc. 11 a.m. check in, Noon lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start (foursome scramble format), dinner and awards follow at the Museum. Foursome: $500, Individual: $125. Benefits the ongoing programs of the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum. Sign up forms at the Museum. (209) 331-2055 or 953-3460. Please register by May 26th. 

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