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SJ Historical Society to hear about Stockton’s namesake

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POSTED January 28, 2012 12:45 a.m.

STOCKTON — Commodore Robert Field Stockton, the man for whom the city of Stockton was named, will be portrayed by Bart Bird this Monday, Jan. 30, at the San Joaquin County Historical Society’s soup supper meeting.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a dinner of homemade soups, warm bread and dessert. The cost of the meal is $5 per person.

Bird, who grew up in Stockton, has been portraying the commodore since 2003. Bird first became interested in Stockton when he was a fourth-grader. Bird spent years investigating Stockton’s interesting life.

To reserve your place, call the museum at (209) 331-2055 or 953-3460

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