The Napa County Historical Society operates a non-circulating Research Library that is open to the public. The research library at the Goodman Library is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am – 4pm. Please send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to ask a question by email or phone, we can answer questions requiring brief research into our collection free of charge. If you wish to ask us to aid you in a research project or conduct more extensive research, we are happy to help but an hourly or project-based fee is charged.
Online CatalogueExplore thousands of historic photographs, manuscripts, scrapbooks, maps, blueprints, books, and ephemera on Napa County history in our online catalogue.
Napa County Historical Society was founded in May 1948 by locals passionate about preserving local history. In the late 1970s, then Executive Director Jess Doud secured the Goodman Library to house their ever-expanding historical research library, as well as for use in displays, exhibits, and educational programs.
Our active Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Research Librarian keep the organization running, and our corps of volunteers and interns assist with research, cataloguing, and publication. We are a small non-profit sustained by your membership and donations.