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, and authentically painted Benicia Arsenal toy soldiers, the exhibit 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.