Loading Events

← Back to Events

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns

+ Google Map
2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
(707) 745-5435 http://beniciahistoricalmuseum.org/

June 2017

We Were There, WWI Pop-up Exhibit

June 20, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map

The special, temporary exhibit opened on April 6, the anniversary of America’s entry into World War I (1914-1918), commemorating those Benicians who lost their lives in the “Great War”. It's an opportunity to learn about the horrors of trench warfare affecting millions of soldiers in Europe. The exhibit also incorporates material on the flu epidemic of 1918, which played a deadly role during World War I. Exhibit artifacts include helmets, uniforms, weaponry, and items used by soldiers in the trenches.…

Find out more »

February 2018

Black Irish in Concert

February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25.00

Hailing from the historic Gold Rush Country of America, The Black Irish Band concerts feature traditional Irish & Scottish, Italian, and American folk music, along with historic songs of the people who spent their lives shaping the American West. This fun evening features both traditional and original music, including songs from their upcoming 26th album, Western Warriors. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Find out more »

March 2018

Golden Bough in Concert

March 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25

Rooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia), Golden Bough has become a popular and in-demand group on both sides of the Atlantic. Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3328270. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Find out more »

April 2018

Men of Worth in Concert

April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25.00

Men of Worth returns to the Benicia Historical Museum for a spring concert. Donnie Macdonald and James Keigher bring back new tales and tunes accompanied by accordion, banjo, mandolin and drums. Doors open at 7:00 PM. No-host bar available.

Find out more »

Family Art Day – Drop by Drop

April 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
Free

In conjunction with the Drop By Drop exhibition, the Benicia Historical Museum and Arts Benicia present Family Art Day. Children and their families are invited to explore their creativity with hands-on projects inspired by the artworks and artifacts featured in Drop By Drop. For more information, visit the Arts Benicia website.

Find out more »

July 2018

Annual “White Camel” Trash to Treasure Vintage Sale

July 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns takes the White Elephant Sale to the next level by offering a sale of items from local merchants and artisans as well as a wide variety of gently-used “treasures”. Browse the household items, books, seasonal gifts, vintage wares, and much, much more! Hungry? There will be coffee & donuts in the morning and grilled hot dogs in the afternoon for purchase while you shop. Event is a fundraiser for Benicia Historical Museum.

Find out more »

Benicia’s Gold Rush Story

July 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
Free

They say Benicia is where the Gold Rush began. Benicia's Gold Rush Story, the newest temporary exhibit at the Benicia Historical Museum, opens 31 with a special reception. Attend this free event and be among the first to explore the new exhibit showcasing artifacts, narratives, and maps which highlight Benicia's significant role in the California Gold Rush. Artifacts include items uncovered at the von Pfister Adobe dig site, gold mining tools and objects, assaying equipment, maps, and an operable Yuba…

Find out more »

September 2018

Peppino D’Agostino and Carlos Reyes in Concert

September 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$35

Internationally acclaimed artist and local favorite Peppino D’Agostino returns in concert with Paraguayan award-winning violinist/harpist/bassist/guitarist Carlos Reyes for an evening of engaging and beautifully addictive music at the Benicia Historical Museum! Doors open at 7 p.m. No-host bar. More info online. Tickets available at Museum office and giftshop, Bookshop Benicia, and BrownPaperTickets.com.

Find out more »

October 2018

Wake Up to Your History!

October 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Come to the Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns for coffee & donuts and a presentation on the history of the Benicia Arsenal given by local historian Dr. Jim Lessenger. Presentation includes a tour of the Museum’s exhibit areas and the rarely-open Powder Magazine. The museum's original 1850s structures are on the National Register of Historic Places and are a California Historical Landmark. You'll find everyone gathered upstairs in the back gallery.

Find out more »

November 2018

Christmas Tree Lot

November 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - December 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map

SOLD OUT! Start or continue a holiday tradition with a Christmas tree from the lot at the Benicia Historical Museum. Decorate your home or workplace with a beautiful, sustainably-farmed, Noble, Douglas, or Nordmann Fir tree – all while supporting Genesis House and the museum. They say their selection of species and sizes are superior to most “big box” store trees. Children and grandchildren have the opportunity to send a letter to Santa via Cally, the museum’s carousel camel, who comes…

Find out more »

December 2018

Jingle All The Way Holiday Faire

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until December 2, 2018

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns invites you to their annual Holiday Faire, which features crafts, beverages, food and Santa. It's holiday fun for the whole family!

Find out more »

Jingle All The Way Holiday Faire

December 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until December 2, 2018

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns invites you to their annual Holiday Faire, which features crafts, beverages, food and Santa. It's holiday fun for the whole family!

Find out more »

Legends of the Celtic Harp presents “A WINTER GIFT”

December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25

Three of the premier Celtic harpers in the world take you on a dramatic musical journey deep into the myths, magic and fabled history of this most captivating instrument. In A Winter Gift, Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne, and Aryeh Frankfurter step into a magical world of Irish and English literature, Celtic legend, and traditional folk beliefs, and draw out tales such as "A Child’s Christmas in Wales," a chapter from "The Wind in the Willows," and passages from Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, and Thomas…

Find out more »

February 2019

The Black Irish Band in Concert

February 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25

Hailing from the historic Gold Rush Country of America, The Black Irish Band has a storied history of 28 years of progressive Celtic & Americana folk music, more than 700 musical performances to date, and the release of 25 recorded albums. Their concerts feature traditional Irish & Scottish, Italian, and American folk music, along with historic songs of the people who spent their lives shaping the American West. Doors open at 7 p.m. No-host bar available. Tickets at Benicia Historical…

Find out more »

March 2019

Opening Reception: Benicia Historical Museum Early California Exploration, Colonization, and Immigration Gallery

March 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
Free

You are invite to the opening reception celebrating the new Early California Exploration, Colonization, and Immigration permanent exhibit gallery. The gallery, part of the ongoing renovation of the museum's permanent exhibit offerings, features Early Explorers, Spanish and Mexican California, General Vallejo and the Bear Flag Rebellion, Rancho Suscol and Land Claims, and Westward Ho! – Manifest Destiny & the California Trail. The reception includes a no-host bar.

Find out more »

Golden Bough in Concert

March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25

Rooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations, Golden Bough has become an in-demand group on both sides of the Atlantic. You are invited to listen to this trio of modern day minstrels blend their voices and instruments in the pristine harmonies that have become a Golden Bough trademark. Doors open at 7 p.m. No-host bar available. Tickets at Benicia Historical Museum Gift Shop and Office, Bookshop Benicia, and online at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Find out more »

April 2019

Premiere Screening: “A City Named Benicia” Documentary

April 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Benicia Historical Museum cordially invites you to attend the first screening of A City Named Benicia, a new documentary directed and produced by Sam Chohan, local resident and historian. Learn the “back story” of Spain’s exploration and colonization of California, the tragic consequences for Native Americans, the formation of an independent Mexican state, Gold Rush immigration to Northern California, and Benicia’s role as a key player in early California History. Complimentary refreshments will be served and a no-host bar will…

Find out more »

May 2019

Keith Little’s Golden Sierra Trio in Concert

May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25

The Golden Sierra Trio is part of the LittleBand, a collaborative ensemble coming together to perform a diverse range of music. Rooted in bluegrass, gospel, and blues, the combination of these talented artists produces a sound that is both authentic, and unique. Doors open at 7 p.m. No-host bar. Tickets available at BrownPaperTickets.

Find out more »

July 2019

White Camel Trash-to-Treasure & Christmas-in-July Vintage Sale

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 14, 2019

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns takes the White Elephant Sale to the next level by offering a sale of items from local merchants and artisans as well as a wide variety of gently-used “treasures”. Browse the household items, books, seasonal gifts, vintage wares, and much, much more! Hungry? There will be offerings for purchase while you shop. Event is a fundraiser for Benicia Historical Museum.

Find out more »

White Camel Trash-to-Treasure & Christmas-in-July Vintage Sale

July 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 14, 2019

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns takes the White Elephant Sale to the next level by offering a sale of items from local merchants and artisans as well as a wide variety of gently-used “treasures”. Browse the household items, books, seasonal gifts, vintage wares, and much, much more! Hungry? There will be offerings for purchase while you shop. Event is a fundraiser for Benicia Historical Museum.

Find out more »

Golden Bough presents “Travelin’ Songs”

July 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25

Benicia Historical Museum invites you to enjoy acclaimed trio Golden Bough when they take their music in a different direction with the new show: “Travelin’ Songs – the Best of American Folk”. If you’re seeking an evening that offers a bit of history, virtuosic instrumentation, sweet and seamless vocals, the occasional yarn, and irrepressible toe-tapping, seek no more – Golden Bough is your answer! Doors open at 7 p.m. No-host bar available. Tickets available at Benicia Historical Museum Gift Shop…

Find out more »

August 2019

Strange Ladies – a Story of the Woman Suffrage Movement

August 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Strange Ladies by Susan Sobeloff, performed by B8 Theatre Company:  As the U.S. enters World War I, a group of American women  – radical suffragists  – fight to win the right to vote. A diverse group of “strange ladies” struggle with managing personal and political challenges in creating social change. This work of historical fiction draws on the events surrounding the “Night of Terror” arrests and subsequent hunger strikes, and weaves period protest music through the play, dramatizing the suffragists’…

Find out more »

September 2019

Nikolai Massenkoff, Russian Folk Singer, in Concert

September 7, 2019
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map

Benicia Historical Museum invites to an evening with Russian folk singer, Nikolai Massenkoff. No host bar available. Details and tickets info at BeniciaHistoricalMuseum.org.

Find out more »

Strange Ladies

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Strange Ladies by Susan Sobeloff performed by B8 Theatre Players:  As the U.S. enters World War I, a group of radical suffragists fights to win the right to vote. These women grapple with the personal and political challenges of creating social change. This work of historical fiction draws on the events surrounding the 1917 “Night of Terror” arrests and subsequent hunger strikes, with period protest music dramatizing the suffragists' political and morale-boosting strategies. You're invited for a Q&A session with…

Find out more »

October 2019

Peppino D’Agostino & Carlos Reyes in Concert

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$35

Two men from opposite ends of the world come together to celebrate their passion for music. These true masters of their instruments create a musical experience that goes well beyond any musical genre. Their music, together with their lighthearted banter, is always met with enthusiastic audience response. Take a journey with these two global musicians, and enjoy a performance that is truly unforgettable! Doors open at 7 p.m. No-host bar. Tickets are $35, available at Benicia Historical Museum Gift Shop…

Find out more »

November 2019

The Birth of Benicia

November 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map

Rescheduled from October 30: You are invited to celebrate the opening of Benicia Historical Museum's newest permanent exhibit gallery, The Birth of Benicia. Gallery units include: Robert Semple - Founding Father The Vision Semple and the Bear Flag Revolt Semple and California Statehood Benicia Firsts Admission is FREE. Light hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar available.

Find out more »

Legends of the Celtic Harp: A WINTER GIFT

November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25

A Winter Gift, presented by three of the premier Celtic Harpists in the world - Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter - returns to the Benicia Historical Museum with a new collection of stories, legends and beloved literature, woven together with both traditional and rare pieces of holiday music. Doors open at 7 p.m. No-host bar available. Tickets on sale at BrownPaperTickets.com and at Benicia Historical Museum Gift Shop and Office and Bookshop Benicia, 636 First Street.

Find out more »

Christmas Tree Lot & Letters to Santa

November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map

Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns offers fresh, long-lasting, first quality trees which are SERF certified, in addition to tree stands and wreaths. Friendly assistants are glad to help with loading the tree on your vehicle or schedule a home delivery. There are free candy canes and tree trimmings for the kids and a letter writing station for those "Dear Santa" letters. Cally, the carousel camel is waiting for you in front of the tree decorated with camel ornaments.…

Find out more »

January 2020

Golden Bough in Concert

January 24 @ 8:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25

Rooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations, Golden Bough has become an in-demand group on both sides of the Atlantic. Blending their voices in pristine harmony, they back themselves on an array of rare and more common acoustic instruments; Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, viola, penny-whistle and bodhran, capturing the essence and joy of traditional music. Doors open at 7 p.m. No-host bar available. Tickets are $25 at Museum Gift Shop and Office, Bookshop Benicia…

Find out more »

February 2020

Mardi Gras Party

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25

Come celebrate Mardi Gras with live music provided by the Greg Rahn Band with Fat Tuesday Horns! This exciting band features: – Greg Rahn, piano – Tom Politzer, saxophonist from the legendary band Tower of Power; – Mike Rinta, trombonist with Jimmy Vaughan – Rich Armstrong, trumpet with Lydia Pense & Cold Blood – Tim Eschliman, bass, formerly with Etta James – Jeff Campitelli, drums, formerly with Joe Satriani Sit back back and enjoy the great music, or dance if…

Find out more »

The Black Irish Band in Concert

February 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns, 2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map
$25

An evening with the Black Irish Band features a mix of Celtic, Spanish, and Americana music, creating an original sound like no other, capturing the spirit of the immigrants of America – the men and women who tamed the Wild West. Doors open at 7 p.m. The evening offers a no-host bar. Tickets are $25 on sale atBenicia Historicial Museum office, Bookshop Benicia and BrownPaperTickets.com. The Black Irish Band are: PATRICK MICHAEL KARNAHAN: banjo, melodeon, octave mandolin, trumpet, guitar, concertina,…

Find out more »
+ Export Events