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
Museum closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day

The Museum and the Historical Society offices will be closed on Thursday, December 25th, and Thursday, January 1, so our employees and volunteers can spend the holidays with their loved ones.

Special Exhibitions

California Woman Suffrage, a special exhibition January 18-March 15, 2015
"California Woman Suffrage" chronicles women's efforts to secure the right to vote in California, 1870-1911. The exhibition was originally produced by the International Museum of Women and the California History Center Foundation. It is now being toured by the nonprofit Exhibit Envoy.

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