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Research & Archives

Benicia Historic Museum

Archives

The Benicia Historical Museum serves as the archives of the City of Benicia. The Museum’s archives housed within the Silas Casey building contain many thousands of photos, reference books, maps, documents, and more.

Some research projects can be completed for the public free of charge, but more advanced projects–or projects requiring photos or documents to be copied or scanned–require payment to the Museum.

Public research in the archives is available by appointment only. To contact the Museum with a research request or to make a research appointment, please contact bphelan@beniciahistoricalmuseum.org

In-Person Research Prices are as follows:

In-person Research Appointments are $35.00 an hour

In-person appointments are available from 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Friday

B&W Photocopy $0.25 ea

Color Photocopy $1.00 per page

High-Resolution Scanned Images (digital copies) 1 to 5 images $10.00 each

The 6th and all subsequent images are $5.00 each

Note: Large bags, pens, food, or beverages are not allowed in the research room. All researchers must provide their own pencils and paper. We will provide gloves if necessary. Thank you for your understanding. If you have questions or need to book an appointment, please email our Curator, Beverly Phelan. To request staff time for your research needs or to request images etc. please submit your request through the research request form on this page.

Also note: Do NOT bring your artifact donations directly to the museum. If you are looking to donate to the Benicia Historical Museum collection, please use the Collections Donation Request form available here.

Thank you for your interest in researching with the Benicia Historical Museum.

Archive Submission Form

PLEASE DO NOT drop off or mail your artifact donations directly to the museum. If you are interested in donating to the Benicia Historical Museum collection, please use the Collections Donation Request form available here.

Upload a photo or two of the item you are interested in submitting for consideration. Please keep your file sizes under 500kb if possible. Thank you. File types: jpg, jpeg

Industrial Exhibit

Industrial Exhibit

The Silas Casey Building (Building #7) was erected for the Arsenal in 1853. It now houses our Industrial Exhibit, Archive offices, and Education Department.

 

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