This self-guided Historic Napa River Tour will take you along 20 sites along the Napa River in Napa Abajo, the oldest planned neighborhood in the county (laid out in 1853). The neighborhood is dotted with mansions for wealthy citizens, beautiful residences for up and coming...Read More
Napa County Historical Society produces several publications on Napa County history. Our quarterly newsletter, Tidings, is mailed to all members free of charge, and includes brief articles on topics of local interest, upcoming events, and organizational news. The publications...Read More
There are two ways to do research local history through NCHS. You can hire us to do the research for you (rates may vary) or do the research yourself. To hire us, please contact us about your request. To do the research yourself, check out our resource list below. Jump to:...Read More
Napa County Historical Society Restores Services to Community, Public Staff, Volunteers Revive Battered Building and Collection following August 24 Earthquake The Napa County Historical Society (NCHS) has restored its ability to provide a full-range of services following the...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.
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.
Some of our collection is available on our online catalogue.