What’s Happening at the Haggin Museum
By Melissa Hutsell
Get your kids ready for the upcoming school year with a visit to the Haggin Museum, located in Stockton’s Victory Park, this summer! The museum has plenty of educational activities and exhibitions, some even hands on, that are suited for all ages. From photography exhibitions, to art classes for children, and a chance to examine your own family tree, the museum is the ultimate education destination for culture and heritage in San Joaquin and beyond!
The Haggin Museum is dedicated to all things art and history showcased in three floors of exhibitions, and is home to the largest collection of works by Albert Bierstadt and J.C. Leyendecker. As you prepare to wind down for the beginning of the school year and end of summer, get into the grove with the help from the Haggin.
Also available at the museum year-round are various treasure maps for children to complete, the Jennie Hunter Rooms, which replicate four rooms from the 1890’s homestead of Miss Jennie Hunter and her family of prosperous wheat ranchers in nearby Linden, or Storefronts, where you can re-create businesses as they would have appeared in a turn of the century including a Schoolroom, Chinese Herb Shop, General Store, Blacksmith Shop and Saloon.
Second Saturdays for Families
This hands-on experience geared toward kids ages 5 to 12 includes art projects, interactive programs and museum wide events. The museum supplies all materials for the projects at these events.
July 11 Pastel Painting
This one’s for the color lovers. Learn how to use this medium that is both painting and drawing at the same time!
August 1 Family Friend Concert
The Gleason Park Electric Violin Ensemble returns for another family friendly concert. In Stockton, where many young people are targets of harmful influence, GPEVE offers an inspiring
August 8 Cardboard Contraptions
Slits, slots, tabs and tape are all you need to build fantastic contraptions using simple recycled materials.
The Haggin Museum
1201 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton