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.

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You can support Napa County Historical Society by becoming a member, making a donation, or by becoming a volunteer or intern.


Research Library

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.