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News & Happenings

Research Room Update

The Research Room will be closed on Monday, September 12th, but will reopen on Monday, October 10th.

Historical Society Museum Now Open on Saturdays

The Wapple House Museum is open most Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; however, we are currently recovering from a main water break in the plumbing system. Without running water or restroom facilities, we are unable to keep the doors open. The plumber is expected the week of August 22nd.  Please call 831.636.0335 to be sure someone is home!



This is a wonderful video showing a downtown parade circa 1942.  See if you can recognize many of the downtown buildings and landmarks.

Of course, if anyone out there has any additional information they would like to share about this parade, please let us know.

Monthly Donation

You can make a lasting gift with your monthly donation to the Historical Society.

Make A Gift

Learn about the many benefits of planned giving to the San Benito County Historical Society through the Community Foundation, your charitable giving partner.

For more information and to give, visit our Giving Page.

Heritage Wall

Become a permanent part of San Benito County history by supporting the Heritage Wall.  By donating to this campaign, you will receive a plaque with the name of a loved one, your family name, or your personal name engraved in a piece of the original Dance Hall board to be permanently displayed in the soon to be rebuilt Dance Hall at the Historic Park.

For more information and to give, visit our Heritage Wall page.

Event Calendar

  • 3/30 -- Oology Trivia with Mark Paxton

For a complete calendar, please visit our Calendar of Events page.


Funded in part by a grants provided by the
Community Foundation for SBC and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am