Benicia Historical Museum

2060 Camel Road, Benicia, CA 94510
707-745-5435

Description

The Benicia Historical Museum is a local history museum that shares the story of Benicia’s place in the history of California and how this history relates to the development of our country pre- and post-statehood.

Mission Statement

The Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns shares the story of Benicia’s place in the history of California – and how this history relates to the development of our country pre- and post-statehood. “The history of California is written in the story of Benicia”

Programs

• A new “gold panning” reenactment activity for use in our student tours and in conjunction with our new “Benicia’s Gold Rush Story” exhibit.
• Additional new exhibits

Accomplishments

• Maintained and operated our Museum space in original 1850’s Benicia Arsenal buildings, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
• Produced/installed 10 new exhibits, both permanent and temporary
• Co-sponsored an exhibition/event with ArtsBenicia
• Created a new reenactment activity for student tours
• Held the “I Dig Benicia” free family event, an archaeological and historical reenactment activity day
• Entered into a sponsorship partnering with the Rotary Club of Benicia
• Acquired new acts as part of our public Concert Series

Funding Goals

$3,000 for each program

Communities Served

Solano County

Populations Served

Infants & Children
Youth & Adolescents
Adults
Seniors
Families

Organization Information

Category: Arts & Culture
IRS Determination Date: Aug 23, 1983
EIN: 94-2762282
Budget: $100,001 to $250,000
Board Size: 6 to 10 members
Staff Size: 4 to 7

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