Our Research Center currently consists of a research room and a newspaper reading room.
We’ve had so many visitors that we’re expanding to provide a larger public research space.
Check back here for more information!
Location and Hours
We are open to the public for San Benito County research on the
Second Monday of every month
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Research Center is located at
498 Fifth Street
Hollister, CA 95023
If you plan to visit, please send us anemail telling us how many are in your party, what time you plan to arrive, and what you'd like to research (sources, names, events, dates). The Research Center may also be available for research by appointment for a $5.00 fee, by special arrangement.
The San Benito County Historical and Recreational Park is located on Highway 25, 1 mile south of Tres Pinos. Visit the Historical Village today
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.
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.
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.
2nd Monday of each month
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
No charge for visit during these hours.
PLEASE E-mail prior to visit.