Virtual Programs

Please consider donating the suggested $10 for our programs to continue, your support will go directly to preservation through research, exhibits, and community engagement.

Part 2 of our Virtual Tour of Tulocay Cemetery premieres at 7pm, Wednesday, May 13! Join us as Youtube countdowns to the premiere, and we will view the video altogether. If you miss a section, feel free to rewind, but you won’t be able to skip ahead until after the first viewing has ended. E-mail our staff at with any questions

Research Requests

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.

Email us at or call 707.224.1739.

Discover thousands of historic photographs, manuscripts, scrapbooks, maps, blueprints, books, and ephemera on Napa County history in our online catalog.

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Our Story

Jess and Mary Doud, ca. 1979 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.
The Napa County Historical Society operates a non-circulating Research Library that is open to the public.


Wednesdays: 10-3pm

Thursdays: 10-3pm

Fridays: 10-7pm

Saturdays: 10-3pm


Tuesdays: 10-3pm

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