209-642-6340 briggslinda1@gmail.com
Patterson, California’s Historical Society presents

Our History

Patterson, Ca Historical Museum Restoration

Our Mission

The purpose of the Patterson Township Historical Society is to preserve the history of the Patterson area and make the information about its past available through the museum and The Gateway, an informational publication for members.

The Historical Society publishes The Gateway once a year.  Beginning in 1978, there are over 30 issues available along with the special binder for convenient storage and access.  This publications amount to over 300 pages of photos and history of local families, businesses, clubs, and area events.

The Center Building

Our museum is housed in what locals refer to as “The Center Building” as it occupies the center of the Circle Plaza in our historical downtown district. The official name of the building when it was completed in 1910 was Patterson Ranch Company Office. At that time, the building was used as the office for sales of lots, businesses and farms. It was built by the Patterson Ranch Company and would be the equivalent of today’s developer’s sales and operations office.


Welcome sign for the City of Patterson, Ca

Join The Society

Help Preserve Patterson’s History

Membership in The Society is open to anyone wishing to join. The current yearly membership dues are $25 per household, $100 for businesses and  a one time cost of $200 for a lifetime membership.  For any of these levels of membership you will receive The Gateway and quarterly issues of our newsletter “Spokes.”

Visit Us

The Historical Society Museum

300 West Las Palmas Ave.

Patterson, CA  95363

in the circle at the center of downtown Patterson, California

General Questions:  Joanne Marci, ph: 209.642.6340

Barnstormers:  Ken Herger, ph: 209.681.5604

Curator:  Linda Briggs, ph: 209.480.2088

Email:  briggslinda1@gmail.com

*Disclaimer: The Patterson Township Historical Society does not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided or linked to on this website.

Volunteers and Docents

We are always looking for friends to help us with special events, our Research Center, tours at the museum and such.

We know many of you have talents and interests that would be welcomed and enthusiastically embraced! Won't you share them with us?