“Washington Street: The Heart and Soul of Stockton Chinatown” Special Exhibition

Next Upcoming Date: Sunday, Jul 23 2017

This special exhibition takes you back in time to relive Stockton Chinatown when it was a colorful, bustling business district!

Beginning on Sunday, January 29, 2017, from 12-4 pm, visitors to the museum will be able to relive Stockton Chinatown when it was a colorful, bustling business district in the area now traversed by the Crosstown Freeway that links Highway 99 and Interstate 5. "Washington Street: The Heart and Soul of Stockton Chinatown" is a special exhibition that will continue through August 13, 2017. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between the museum and the Chinese Benevolent Association of Stockton. Research has included a series of “Show ‘n’ Tell” sessions with members of the Greatest Generation and their descendants. They delved into their memories and dusted off storage boxes, painting a remarkable picture of a time and a culture in Stockton that is in danger of being forgotten. "Washington Street" will chronicle Sam Fow (Cantonese for “third city”) from the early 1900s through redevelopment in the 1970s. 

The exhibit is auspicious for three reasons: (1) Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster) begins the day prior to Opening Day; (2) The last Chinese exhibit at the museum, "Golden Mountain," took place in 1981, also the Year of the Rooster; and (3) The exhibit coincides with the museum’s 50th anniversary year and the beginning of the Chinese Benevolent Association’s Centennial Celebration.

Exhibition Dates:

  • January 29, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Museum Hours:

  • Wednesday through Sunday: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Museum Admission:

  • Adults (18-64): $5
  • Seniors (65+): $4
  • Teens (13-17): $4
  • Children (6-12): $2
  • SJC Historical Society members: Free

Per vehicle parking fee required to enter Micke Grove Park. $5 per vehicle (weekdays) and $6 (weekends and holidays).




San Joaquin County Historical Museum
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
11793 N. Micke Grove Road
Lodi, California

Upcoming Dates

Sunday, Jul 23
Wednesday, Jul 26
Thursday, Jul 27
Friday, Jul 28
Saturday, Jul 29
Sunday, Jul 30
Wednesday, Aug 2
Thursday, Aug 3
Friday, Aug 4
Saturday, Aug 5

Events Newsletter

Sign Up to Receive Weekly Event Updates

Please take a minute to send us your email address and we will keep you posted on all the exciting weekly events taking place in Stockton!