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Historical Organizations and Resources

Proud of their city's heritage, Benicia residents spend countless hours helping to maintain and restore Benicia's historic sites, serving as volunteer docents, and coordinating seminars on local history. Among the organizations involved in preserving and highlighting the history of Benicia is the Benicia Historical Society, formed in 1973, and the Benicia Historical Museum, founded in 1985.

Here are some additional resources that offer information about Benicia's history and historical sites:

Upcoming History Events
6 Apr 2017 (All day) - 30 Sep 2017 (All day)
We Were There, WWI Pop-up Exhibit

The special, temporary exhibit opened on April 6, the anniversary of America’s entry into World War I (1914-1918), commemorating those Benicians who lost their lives in the “Great War”. It's an opportunity to learn about the horrors of trench warfare affecting millions of soldiers in Europe. The exhibit also incorporates material on the flu epidemic of 1918, which played a deadly role during World War I.

Exhibit artifacts include helmets, uniforms, weaponry, and items used by soldiers in the trenches. All military personnel, current or retired, always have free entry to Museum exhibits; regularly scheduled hours are 1-4 PM, Wednesday - Sunday.

30 Apr 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Benicia Classic Car Show

The 24th annual Benicia Classic Car Show returns with pre-1976 cars and trucks and vendor booths selling food, crafts and car related merchandise. Admission and parking are free.

21 May 2017 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Benicia'a 170th Birthday Bash

Benicia's 170th Birthday Bash features birthday cake plus poetry, stories, music and more.