James Perry and San Juan prints. Photo by Robert Eliason.

History & Profiles

Monterey County Historical Society lands a major photo collection

The history of Monterey and San Benito counties are revealed in more than half a million rare items.

Blueprints dated 1914 for Camelback Bridge designed by A. M. McCray. Photo provided by San Benito County Historical Society.

History & Profiles

San Benito County bridges and McCray Street connected through history

Pioneer family leaves their mark on historical blueprints and maps.

Entrance to Juan Bautista de Anza Trail on Old Stage Road in San Juan Bautista.

San Benito Lifestyle

Anza Historic Trail exhibit comes to San Juan Bautista Library

Traveling display documents people and events of the 1775 expedition.

Dale Barnes, Joe Ortiz and Bernie Ramirez were among the Vietnam War veterans who spoke at San Benito High School on April 25-26. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Children and Youth

Vietnam veterans speak to students on war experiences

History comes to life at San Benito High School.

John Grafton (left) and Joe Claus (right) stand next to the new kiosk for the San Juan Bautista Historic Walking Trail. Grafton came up with the idea to put the kiosk on a tree stump, while Claus crafted it. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito Lifestyle

New kiosk and maps help visitors to SJB Historic Walking Trail

Future plans include audio tours.

The Hollister Earthquakes Drill Team performed in 1984. Courtesy of SBCHS.

San Benito Lifestyle

Celebrate the History of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade

The parade route has changed over the years, but the excitement of previewing performers and their mounts hasn’t changed since 1932.

Rozas House in San Juan Bautista, was built in 1856

Government / Politics

Historic buildings will soon share their past in San Juan Bautista

San Juan Bautista Historic Resources Board OK's putting plaques on historic buildings

Students arrive at ArtSpace in downtown Hollister for art classes.

Art & Culture

SBC Arts Council “Veterans’ Voice Project” Continues and Expands

SBC Arts Council "Veterans' Voice Project" moves into second year and adds elements that will include high school students and new project partners.


Sports & Recreation

Civil War Days, where history comes to life

Re-enactors bring history to life during Civil War Days at San Benito Historical and Recreational Park.


San Benito Lifestyle

Students learn about Civil War from historians

Living historians bring the Civil War to life for nearly 300 students, leading off three-day Civil War Days at San Benito County Historical and Recreational Park



County historical museum is now open on Saturday

Museum on Fifth Street features new docent at Fifth Street location

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Legacy of Women: Mariquita Zanetta Breen Anzar

Mariquita Zanetta Breen Anzar grew up at the San Juan Bautista Plaza Hotel

Re-enactors give a historical lesson about 19th Century women’s clothing.

Children and Youth

Civil War Days Bring Historic Re-Enactment to Tres Pinos

Re-enactors help bring 19th-Century conflict to life, and provide lessons on the Civil War’s Western theater

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San Benito Lifestyle

NATURALLY: Having a Blast at Point Pinole

Quiet regional park holds the key to California's explosive growth

Judson Gerald Hamilton


Harnessing Horsepower in Hollister

History of J.G. Hamilton