The Haggin Museum is an art museum and a local history museum in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, located in Victory Park. The museum was opened in 1931. The collection includes works by European painters Jean Béraud, Rosa Bonheur, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Léon Gérôme and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and sculptures by René de Saint-Marceaux, Alfred Barye and Auguste Rodin.
- About The Museum
The museum also features a number of works by Hudson River School and California Landscape Painters, including the largest collection of works by Albert Bierstadt in the region, and in 2017 a gallery dedicated to displaying J’s largest public collection of original works of art. C. Leyendecker, man.
The impressive brick building has been in the center of Stockton’s lush Victoria Park for over 85 years, but what’s inside makes it worth a visit. The beautifully remodeled art galleries feature fascinating works of art from masters of the 19th and 20th centuries to “Golden Age” illustrator J.C. Leyendecker, while history galleries offer a glimpse of the past of San Joaquin County.
- The Archives
The Library / Archives of the Haggin Museum began with material donated by the San Joaquin Society of California Pioneers to the Museum in 1931, comprising a large collection of historical artifacts, photographs, booklets, journals, correspondence and other ephemera.
There are about 10,000 volumes in the library today. Approximately two-thirds are related to history, and one-third deal with art and art history. The latter make up the Earl Rowland Art Library, named after the museum’s longest-serving director.
Most of the history volumes are part of the Almeda Mae Petzinger Library, named after the benefactor who gave generous donations to help keep the library in perpetuity. There are more than 600 archival boxes and some 100 flat files filled with photos, maps, business records, greeting cards, advertising, and other items in the library stack room. A separate facility, the Betty H. Schroebel Stockton Historic Center, houses materials that specifically relate to the past of the city.