MUSEUM

 

The Wapple House Museum is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY until further notice. We look forward to providing you with a peek at George and Gertrude's home. Please call 831.635.0335 for an appointment.

HISTORICAL PARK

 

The San Benito County Historical and Recreational Park is located on Highway 25, 1 mile south of Tres Pinos. Visit the Historical Village today

MEMBERSHIP

 

The San Benito County Historical Society is a 501(c)3 organization and relies on its members for operating costs throughout the year. We encourage you to join our organization.

Funded in part by grants provided by the

Community Foundation for SBC and the

Monterey Peninsula Foundation,

host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

RESEARCH ROOM

 
​OPEN

2nd Monday of each month

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

No charge for visit during these hours.

PLEASE E-mail prior to visit.


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 the Foundation’s
Giving Page.

Research Options
If you cannot visit us, research is available by volunteers at $12 per hour payable by check or online in advance. Our backlog on research requests is four to five months. We apologize for any inconvenience. We are all volunteers with other jobs. 
We will be providing an online form for research requests soon.  Please check back here for more information!

Pay Online
Research requests can be made online. Please send us an email at research@sbchistoricalsociety.org requesting one of the following options:

Obit lookup with verified date of death @ $3 : Obit lookup (1905 – 2002) without verified date of death @ $4 : Research in our records collection @ $12 an hour; one-hour minimum
If you selected the research option, please be as specific as possible in describing what you would like us to research. Please include all pertinent information including names, dates, relationships and sources already searched. Indicate in your email that you have made your payment online.  To pay by credit or debit card,
click here to choose your research option and payment amount.

Pay By Check
Research requests can be made by sending a letter with a check payable to San Benito County Historical Society to:
Attn: Research Room
San Benito County Historical Society
498 Fifth Street
Hollister, CA 95023
Please be sure to specify that your letter is for the Research Center, to ensure that we receive it in a timely manner. In your letter, please request one of the following options:
Obit lookup with verified date of death @ $3 : Obit lookup (1905 – 2002) without verified date of death  @ $4 : Research in our records collection @ $12 an hour; one-hour minimum
If you selected the research option, please be as specific as possible in describing what you would like us to research.

Please include all pertinent information including names, dates, relationships and sources already searched.