Look back to the 1850s through the 1940s and envision the styles of yesteryear with an upcoming fashion event. Perhaps mostly for the ladies, but gentlemen are welcome— join the Benicia Historical Museum for an afternoon of historic fashions presented by the Goodwill Bags on Saturday, July 9 at 11:30am in the museum’s Stone Hall. A box lunch will be served, and there will be a no-host wine bar available.

For music lovers, the second concert in our Summer Series brings the Houston Jones Band from San Francisco to the Spenger Garden. This is a group of musicians who play an original blend of folk, blues, bluegrass and gospel. This evening under the stars event takes place Saturday, July 16 at 8pm.

On Sunday, July 17, you are welcome to the 2nd Annual Kid’s Day, FREE, with refreshments, 1-4pm. All of our exhibits will be open, visitors of the four footed and winged variety will be on hand and activities will include corn-grinding, pictographs and doing laundry the old-fashioned way; story time, a special membership for visiting stuffed animals and more. Come with readiness to see and hear of life when the Museum buildings were new.

These events are in addition to the Museum’s current exhibits: the Vietnam exhibit, photos of the earthquake of 1906, and the Patwin exhibit. The Industrial Exhibit and the Powder Magazine will also be open. Make the Museum one of your stops during the month of July! And don’t forget to watch for us in the July 3rd Torchlight Parade.

Tickets for the fashion event are in advance only, $25 per person, and tickets for the Summer Music Series event are $20. Both are available at Bookshop Benicia, Benicia Main St., the Museum and the Museum Office.

For more information, log on to our website, beniciahistoricalmuseum.org, or call 707.745.5435.