We Were There… The Legacy of WWI

We Were There… The Legacy of WWI

The Benicia Historical Museum installed a special “pop-up” exhibit on Thursday, April 6, 2017, the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I (1914-1918). The exhibit commemorates those Benicia residents who lost their lives in the “Great War.” It should...
Benicia Arsenal in War and Peace

Benicia Arsenal in War and Peace

The Benicia Historical Museum’s permanent exhibit titled “Benicia Arsenal in War and Peace” features a 20 foot timeline of the Benicia Arsenal and Benicia’s military history. Augmented with a large and colorful collection of medals, badges, crests, flags,...
1860’s, 1870’s, 1880’s & 1890’s

1860’s, 1870’s, 1880’s & 1890’s

The original land grants gifted to General Vallejo in 1843, incorporating much of Solano and Sonoma County, were ultimately invalidated in the 1860’s. This was due in part due to their sheer size as well as the fact that they were granted by the Mexican...