The Haggin Museum

The Haggin Museum

Admission: $8

The Haggin museum, located in Stockton’s Victory Park, was opened in 1928 due in large part to a donation from the McKee family (the museum is named after Mrs Mckee’s father, Louis Haggin). Half art museum, half history museum, the Haggin hosts several art galleries as well as a rather detailed history of Stockton.

It is a rather impressive building.

The front room, the Hull Gallery.

I’m glad to see that ornate gold frames will always be in style.

The fireplace gives this room a kind of Crocker Art feel.

The J C Leyendecker Gallery. I think I’m in love. I’m also a little sad that you can’t go up to the balcony area. I would have loved to see the big posters up close.

One of the temporary exhibits, Driven to Dream.

That is some impressive farm equipment. Could fit right in at the Heidrick Ag History Center.

The history part of the museum.

Sections on the gold rush and Stockton’s agricultural history.

The American Indian Gallery.

Traveling exhibit, Black Wings. The history of African Americans in flight.

Awesome-O-Meter: 4 Awesomes I have to admit, The Haggin Museum is a pretty nifty place, which I really wasn’t expecting to find in the middle of the valley (shows me for assuming). The combination of art and history is a nice balance and I like the Leyendecker Gallery so much that it gets a half awesome for that alone.

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