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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

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April 18, 1906, A Fateful Day in Benicia

Benicia Historical Museum, Benicia Historical Soceity, Benicia Fire Museum

Using information from Benicia's three heritage organizations, an exhibit in 'Camel Barns' Museum shows how Benicia was impacted by the 1906 earthquake, their responses and reactions, with a 'lessons learned' panel to increase awareness about preparedness on family, city, and county levels.

Photographs taken by a local person will be shown for the first time. Artifacts, postcards, published books on the l906 event, and a 19th century hose cart will also be displayed.

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Informal exhibit opening: April 5 or 6, 2006.

Formal exhibit opening on April 18, 2006, and remains open until July 31, 2006.

Wed - Sun: 1 pm - 4 pm

For more information, call (707) 745-5435 or visit


BHM "at the Camel Barns"
2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA 94590


Exhibit shows local impacts, response, reaction, and recovery issues, with modern period


General public.

Volunteer Opportunities

Yes, as docents and assistance with exhibit installation. Please contact the museum to volunteer.


Benicia Historical Museum, (707) 745-5435

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