Since the 1940’s, there have been major commercial and residential developments in Stockton. Industrial growth has been accompanied by residential developments. Stockton supports very active and world-renowned talent including a civic theater, symphony, opera, and chorale groups. The Haggin Museum, our local museum, is rich in collections and exhibits that tell the stories of local and California history. The museum also owns important works by late 19th and early 20th century artists and is expected to reveal a $2.5 million renovation this summer (2017). Stockton has been culturally and ethnically diverse since its beginning as a muddy-street gold-rush camp. This diverse community includes a large Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, and Filipino population. Today’s diversity is reflected in Stockton street names, architecture, and in the faces and heritage of its citizens. Throughout the year, multi-cultural festivals reflect that diversity in the microcosm that Stockton has become for the world. The city was voted an All-America City in 1999, 2004, and most recently in 2015.