Black Irish Band in Concert
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
8:00 PM, Doors open at 7:00 PM
No host bar
Black Irish Band returns to the Benicia Historical Museum.
When you take Celtic, Spanish, and Italian Music, and mix it up, you get the true nature of the Black Irish. Hailing from the historic Gold Rush Country of America, the four member Black Irish Band have a musical style that is as timeless as the rugged landscape of the west, a tribute to the people whose lives were spent building the world we now take for granted. The band’s musical style captures the spirit of the immigrants of this land, the men and women who tamed the Wild West.
Tickets available at:
The Museum office, open Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Museum gift shop, open Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bookshop Benicia, 636 First St., Benicia, CA 94510 (707) 747-5155
Benicia First Tuesday Poetry Group – Love Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Free to the Public
Light Refreshments to be Served
This annual event in Benicia celebrates the love story of early California’s Concepcion Argüello and Russia’s Nikolai Rezanov. After she and Nikolai fell in love, he returned to Russia to get official permission to wed his California sweetheart but died before he reached home. Concepcion was born in Yerba Buena, San Francisco, and lived in Benicia as a nun after Nikolai’s departure. Please come join us for an afternoon of love and poetry.
Benicia Arsenal in War and Peace
New Permanent Exhibit
The Benicia Historical Museum is proud to announce the opening of a new, permanent exhibit titled “Benicia Arsenal in War and Peace.” This exhibit, featuring a 20 foot timeline and augmented with a large and colorful collection of medals, badges, crests, flags, and authentically painted Benicia Arsenal toy soldiers, presents a concise and informative display that neatly outlines the history of the first Western District pre-statehood military base from its beginnings in the 1850’s through the closure of the base in 1964 on up through the activities of our current local National Guard.
Guillermo Wagner Granizo: Artist, Historian, Storyteller
Please visit our newly opened mixed media gallery featuring the tile art works of Guillermo Wagner Granizo. Granizo was one of the world’s premier ceramic-tile muralists. His bright colors, geometric shapes, heavy lines, and varying textures created in his Benicia studio convey a vivid portrait of people and events around the world. The Benicia Historical Museum’s collection features portraits of the City and founders of Benicia.
“A Call to Arms: The Benicia Arsenal – WWII”
This exhibit showcases the Benicia Arsenal’s role in WWII. The exhibit features artifacts made or used at the Benicia Arsenal during WWII and explains Benicia’s role in the war effort.