For the month of July, 100% of the corkage proceeds from Farmstead will be donated to NCHS! Farmstead features an authentic farm-to-table menu highlighting local, sustainable and organic ingredients at their peak freshness. Executive chef Stephen Barber sources the ingredients...Read More
For more than 100 years, Napa City was a hub of industry. We manufactured boots, boxes, and Basalite concrete, and everything in between. Perhaps the biggest was the Basalt, Kaiser Steel, Napa Pipe, and Trans Bay industrial complex south of town. For eighty years, the property...Read More
The Gothic Napa State Asylum for the Insane, has been housing patients for nearly 140 years. Although the original castle-like buildings and doctors’ mansions were torn down in the mid 20th century, the property was once famous for its exquisite architecture and sprawling...Read More
Napa State Hospital by Patricia Prestinary uses many of the stunning photographs from the Napa County Historical Society’s collection. This unique book tells the photographic story of the institution and how this beautiful site became an integral part of the community. Book...Read More
Librarian Stephanie Farrell Grohs co-authored with local historian Lauren Coodley Frankie’s Journey: The Silk Road to Napa. It traces the 1908 trek of an imaginary San Francisco boy from his home at the Youth’s Directory, a Catholic charity in San Francisco, to St....Read More
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.
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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.