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The History of Benicia’s Ferry Crossings & Shipbuilding Industry

From the Pony Express to WWII, the city of Benicia has a long history of waterfront commerce, keeping Benicia’s economy connected to the tides.

Elizabeth Arden & Helena Rubenstein Rise to Power

After seeing the Broadway musical “War Paint,” where two strong women created global empires in the 20th century, Christina Strawbridge recalls her mom’s and sister’s foray into the beauty industry.

National Historic Listing in the Works for Benicia Depot

With just one final step in the process, the historic Southern Pacific Railroad Depot at the foot of First Street should become listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

History, Aesthetics & Usage of Benicia Water Portrayed in Art Exhibit

Benicia’s waterfront location as a port city in the 1800s, the aesthetics of the Carquinez Strait, water usage, the affects of drought, flooding and more are captured through the lens of local artists in Drop by Drop, an upcoming Exhibit.

Wonderful Examples of Benicia’s Victorian-era Homes

Stately and historic, Benicia’s many Victorian houses can be found in abundance in the downtown core.

Benicia’s History Worth Celebrating and Preserving

Charleston, NC Serves as an example of how historic preservation plays an important role in tourism—and is a role model for Benicia’s historic significance.

Long-awaited New Paint Job Graces Benicia’s Fischer-Hanlon House

Part of the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, the Fischer-Hanlon house’s exterior was recently restored to its former glory.

Benicia’s Post Arsenal Cemetery to Honor Veterans in May

Each year, the Benicia Historical Society honors veterans with a popular and poignant ceremony at the Benicia Post Arsenal Cemetery, including music, poems, prayers, color guard and more

From Army Base Closure to Thriving Industrial Park

The sale of the Benicia Arsenal to the City sparked the transition to the current Benicia Industrial Park.

From Texas to Benicia, a camel caravan arrived for military operations