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The San Benito County Historical Society Presents An Evening with Dave Eggers

Dave will be presenting his upcoming new "old" book Some Recollections of a Busy Life: The Forgotten Story of the Real Town of Hollister by T.S. Hawking (author), Dave Eggers (Introduction) on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the Wapple House Museum, 498 Fifth Street. Read More Information Here      

Museum Temporarily Closed on Weekends

At this time, we are unable to find a docent who will volunteer their time to keep our doors open. Please call 831.635.0335 to schedule an appointment if you would like to visit the museum. If you are interested in filling this position (membership required) please contact the Museum Director (frasha95023 at gmail dot com)  



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

  • 12/09 - Evening with Dave Eggers

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