The History of a Congregation and a City

The History of a Congregation and a City

article courtesy of St. Paul's, Benicia

St. Paul's history and current place in the Benicia community is featured in a new exhibit at the Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns that opened this past Sunday, February 5th.

The exhibit highlights the place of the churches in Benicia's history, and St. Paul's, the second oldest congregation in the city, has a featured part of the story. In designing the exhibit, Museum Curator Beverly Phelan wanted to show how churches are an integral part of Benicia's history, and how preserving church archives contributes to the historical record of a city.

Included in the exhibit are records, photographs and artifacts from St. Paul's, the earliest records of the parish and St. Augustine College, photographs and drawings showing the various stages of the building's life, vestments, altar linens and communion sets - all illustrating parish life from its founding to present times.

Come and see how the St. Paul's, Benicia has formed the spiritual life of the town, see some interesting items from the past and present, and join the other congregations in celebrating the importance of churches in the foundation of a community. The exhibit will run until April 5th. The Benicia Historical Museum is located in the Industrial Park at 2060 Camel Road. Click here for directions. For information, contact the Camel Barn at (707) 745-5435.

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