Benicia California Museums
The Benicia Historical Museum celebrated the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of emancipation with the opening of its new exhibition, "The Civil War in the United States: A History of U.S. Army Order" on May 1, 2017. The Benician arsenal, located near Suisun Bay in Benica, California, served as a US Army warehouse for more than a century, both for the West Coast and for the United States. Near Sui Sua Bay near Benia is a large military reserve that houses a number of historic buildings and the largest collection of military equipment in California. The first exhibition on the history and history of the US military regulation in America is on view.
Today, the property houses the Benicia Art Museum, a collection of more than 1,000 works of art that make the city an art magnet. On the waterfront there are also a number of restaurants, bars, shops and a variety of other shops and restaurants.
One of the special events of the year is the annual Benicia Capitol Day, where you can learn at the Benica Capitol how the city of Benicia prepared for California's 1853 legislation. The legislature met in the building that is now the Benici Capitol State Historic Park.
The building at 115 West G Street is the only surviving Capitol in California outside Sacramento. The building, considered the oldest standing California state building, housed lawmakers until the state government moved to Sacramento. Monterey, San Jose, and Vallejo alternated as the seat of government of California until it was eventually settled in Sacramento, but Benicia served as the state's capital for nearly 13 months from 1853 to 1854. The California Capitol became the seat of the California Senate and House of Representatives in the first four years of its existence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Benici was the capital of the state for almost 13 weeks in 1855, 1856, 1861, 1863, 1865, 1870 and 1873, then again for two years in 1861 and 1870-1871, before finally establishing itself as the seat of government of Sacramento from 1861-1870. From 1851 to 1862, it was used as an office building in San Francisco and then in Los Angeles before finally settling in Sacramento in its first year of existence.
The California Capitol's travels included brief stays in Benicia in 1853 and 1854, but it eventually shuttled back and forth between San Francisco and Los Angeles before settling definitively in Sacramento in 1861 and 1862.
Benicia served as the state's capital for thirteen months in 1853 and 1854, and although time was short, Governor John Bigler signed more than 180 new laws, including the right of women to own property independently of their husbands, and the creation of the California Department of Education. Benicia was the third seat of government in California, but there is now a museum in the State Capitol open to guided tours and a small museum in the Capitol building itself. There is also an exhibition on the history of the city of San Francisco, which you cannot visit without permission.
Guided tours are available for groups by appointment and can be arranged by calling 707 - 745 - 5435 or www. BeniciaHistoricalMuseum.org. Teacher - Guided tour arrangements can also be arranged by contacting the Benicia Historical Museum or the State Capitol Museum in San Francisco, either by phone or e-mail.
Special tours can also be arranged by phone at 707 - 745 - 1688 or by e-mail at www. BeniciaHistoricalMuseum.org. If you are interested in firefighting or volunteering in the museum, please call the above numbers or attend the monthly meetings that take place in our museum. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
First Street in Downtown Benicia is a recommended place for those who enjoy a stroll through the historic district where you can see more than 30 historical sites. During the season, when there are more events and the weather is generally better, it is a city worth visiting - all year round, but also during the seasons when there are more events.
Visitors can reach the museum by taking the military bus westbound from the historic Arsenal of Benicia and following the signs to the museum. In the afternoon you will drive along the road and highway that follows the former military base and its main street, which includes the main entrance of the base, the main gate and some other buildings that form a buffer. Drive past Arsenal to see what is in the area, explore the bases and follow the roads and motorways.