Research & Archives
Benicia Historical Museum
The Benicia Historical Museum serves as the archives of the City of Benicia. The Museum’s archives housed within the Silas Casey building contain many thousands of photos, reference books, maps, documents, and more.
Some research projects can be completed for the public free of charge, but more advanced projects — or projects requiring photos or documents to be copied or scanned — require payment to the Museum.
Public research in the archives is available by appointment only. To contact the Museum with a research request or to make a research appointment, please contact Curator Beverly Phelan at firstname.lastname@example.org
In-Person Research Prices are as follows:
In-person Research Appointments are $35.00 an hour
In-person appointments are available from 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Friday
B&W Photocopy $0.25 ea
Color Photocopy $1.00 per page
High-Resolution Scanned Images (digital copies) 1 to 5 images $10.00 each
The 6th and all subsequent images are $5.00 each
Note: Large bags, pens, food, or beverages are not allowed in the research room. All researchers must provide their own pencils and paper. We will provide gloves if necessary. Thank you for your understanding. If you have questions, need to book an appointment, would like to request images, or secure staff time for your research, please contact Curator Beverly Phelan at the email above.
Thank you for your interest in researching with the Benicia Historical Museum.
Donate to the Museum Archives
Thank you for your interest in donating an artifact to the Benicia Historical Museum!
We ask that you please do not bring your artifact donation directly to the museum. Please use the form below, and a staff member will contact you.
The Silas Casey Building (Building #7) was erected for the Arsenal in 1853. It now houses our Industrial Exhibit, Archive offices, and Education Department.