Discover Solano Spring 2021: Solano history, more on display at community museums

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Anyone who is interested in local history has no shortage of places to go to get a taste of what makes Solano County the place it is today. There are museums in Benicia, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Rio Vista, Benicia and in rural Suisun Valley – each with something different to offer. Be sure to check with the museums as they reopen with new access requirements linked to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Benicia Historical Museum

Benicia’s Historical Museum at the Camel Barn has been able to keep the lights on with pandemic help from the government, and their mission afloat with some out-of-the-box thinking, officials say.

The organization behind the museum was incorporated in 1981 and the museum, which celebrates the 19th century U.S. military experiment with the use of camels, was dedicated in 1985, said Maureen Williams, the museum’s part-time office manager since January 2017.

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