About Us

The mission of Napa County Historical Society is to discover and keep history alive through exhibits, lectures, and events, as well as research, publications, and educational activities. We are a membership-based archival and educational organization dedicated to the discovery, preservation and presentation of the people and history of Napa County and its place in California history.

Get Involved

You can support Napa County Historical Society by becoming a member, making a donation, or by becoming a volunteer or intern.- Because of the earthquake, our volunteer and internship programs are temporarily on hold. We cannot accept new applications.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on donations and membership dues to fulfill our mission.

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Due to the earthquake, The Goodman Library is closed to the public. The Napa County Historical Society Research Library will begin to process new requests after our clean up and file restoration has been completed. (October 1st)

NCHS fosters a community of researchers to promote and expand the study of Napa County’s fascinating history.  The Research Library houses books, city directories, original manuscripts, thousands of old photographs, newspaper clippings, maps, architectural drawings, and documents pertaining to the people and history of Napa County. For more information, click here.