The San Joaquin County Historical Museum reveals the rich history of San Joaquin County, including the cultures and heritage of the Miwok and Yokuts Indians, the founding and development of Stockton by Charles Weber, the early twentieth century invention of the tractor and bulldozer (both invented in the county), and the evolution of modern agriculture. The Museum has eight exhibit buildings and four historic buildings, including the 1848 Weber house and the 1866 Calaveras School. Exhibits include room dioramas of Weber family furnishings, a children’s activity area, and large displays of hand tools and historic agricultural equipment. The 18-acre grounds include the Sunshine Trail living exhibition of native habitats and the Delta Water Path. A Critter Corral of farm animals can be enjoyed weekends from May through August. Please visit their website for upcoming activities and exhibitions. Guided museum tours, program speakers, library and research services and workshops are available upon advanced request.
Museum admission fees:
Volunteers are always welcome. Programs such as the Festival of Trees, Heritage Days, and Notably always require a great deal of help. Furthermore, the Education Department can always use help with program development. Please call the Museum's Director of Education for more details. Students interested in museum work are encouraged to call the Museum Collection's Manager for an opportunity to work with artifacts.