Saturday evening, October 30 will be a GALA evening at the Benicia Historical Museum, There will be sparkling lights, music for dancing, food catered by Venticello’s, libations served by Rellik Tavern, costumes, exquisite decorations, an elegant and mysterious atmosphere, and you!

Throughout 2010, our twenty-fifth Anniversary year, the Museum has presented twenty-six programs free of charge (with the exception of our concerts) and over ten more are planned. We have done this to celebrate our Benicia Community and to honor the dedicated individuals who worked so hard to preserve such an impressive reservoir of city and military history.

This is our only fundraiser of the year – and believe it or not, it does cost to maintain the buildings and artifacts, our grounds, and pay our small staff. We have one full time Executive Director, a part time office manager and a part time groundskeeper who oversee our four buildings, large garden and extensive grounds. The best volunteer corps in California provides all the rest, from groundwork to preservation and cataloguing, sponsoring and creating historically correct and informative tours for our guests.

Plan your historic-themed costume (there will be prizes) or come as you are – either way you will be guaranteed a lively evening, fabulous food and drink, elegant surroundings, toe-tapping music, extraordinary company – a night to shed or gain a new persona – and support our unique museum. Tickets are $75 per couple, $40 for a single. Contact us at or 707.745.5435. It will be the party of the year!