WE KEEP HISTORY ALIVE!
The San Benito County Historical Society was formed in 1956 by a group of citizens interested in forming an organization to preserve the best of San Benito County history. Since then, volunteers of the society have worked to preserve, protect and promote the history of the county. We do this through the artifacts that are preserved in our collection at the Wapple House Museum and on display at the Historical Village. Our Research Center archives contain newspapers, family and local histories, county records and other resources related to the county history. Volunteers in the Research Room respond to requests from all over the country for historical information related to San Benito County.
The Research Center (located within the Wapple Museum) is open to the public the second Monday of the month- BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit our Research page for more information.
The Historical Village is located within the San Benito County Historical Park, 1 mile south of Tres Pinos on Hwy 25. The Visitor Center is open on Saturdays from 11am-3pm. Visit our Historical Village page for more information.
Experience the charm of the Dunneville Dance Hall, available for rent. Host weddings, gatherings, and community events in this unique venue where guests can step back to a simpler time and make their own history .....
Visit the Wapple House Museum Fridays and Saturdays from 10-2.
Contact the Research Room to arrange an appointment to access the archives.
Explore the Historical Village with a self-guided tour every day during daylight hours.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit to our facilities outside of normal hours or special tours.
Let history inspire at San Benito County Historical Society.