Street Address
1141 Adam Street
Tracy, CA 95376
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 117
Tracy, CA 95378
phone: 209-832-7278
Monday9 AM - 2 PM
Sunday, Wednesday1 PM - 4 PM
Saturday10 AM - 2 PM
Tours for small groups such as scouts.
David Lee, President


The Tracy Historical Museum is operated by the West Side Pioneer Association in partnership with the City of Tracy in the “old” Tracy Post Office building at 1141 Adam Street.

With a collection of historic photographs and artifacts donated to the West Side Pioneer Association, the Tracy Historical Museum first opened its doors in May 1993 in the old Boy Scout Hut at 2302 Bessie Avenue. After almost ten years on Bessie Ave., a larger space was needed to house the growing collection of artifacts and photos. In March 2003 the museum moved to its current location in the historic 1937 post office building owned by the City of Tracy.

The goal of members of the West Side Pioneer Association and volunteers at the Tracy Historical Museum is to document and preserve the history of Tracy and the surrounding area. We invite you to come visit us and experience some of the people, places, and events that are part of our history and that of the rich San Joaquin County region of California.


On November 20, 1921 ten men met at the home of Tracy Attorney Frank Housken for the purpose of creating an organization interested in preserving the history of the pioneers of the West Side of San Joaquin County. They chose to call themselves The Pioneers of the West Side of the San Joaquin.

The West Side Pioneer Association welcomes donations of historical artifacts, photographs, and stories to add to the museum collection. We also accept monetary donations in the form of memorials or honorariums to help with the preservation of the museum’s collection.

Volunteers are always needed to help catalog items, do clerical work, serve as a docent, assist with the third grade education programs, help with fundraisers, and numerous small tasks to keep the museum functioning.

Artifacts Collections

The school house dates from the 1870s.

Educational Programs

Tours with hands on activities for 3rd grade students. Simulated 1870s school day at the Old Lammersville School for 3rd grade students.


The board of directors of the West Side Pioneer Association


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No


A newsletter is issued six times a year.


Wheelchair Accessible