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Our Echoes of the Napa Valley program is a part of our Oral History initiative, collecting recorded stories from Napa County residents. This page includes resources for how to record your own family stories or interview a friend or family member. You will also find information about recording sessions through the Napa County Historical Society where we can record a story for you.

Each recording will be archived and edited podcasts may be used to enhance future exhibits or aid researchers.

The average recording is about 5 minutes, with recording sessions at NCHS lasting about 15 minutes. Recording sessions are available by appointment. Contact us at (707)224-1739 or to reserve a storytelling time.

> Click here to download our recording instructions

Upcoming sessions

We have developed five main themes for our storytelling prompts: Family Traditions, Sweetheart Stories, School Memories, Workplace Stories, and Kitchen Table Stories. These themes serve as frameworks for the types of stories you may want to tell. More details about the prompts are included in the instructional download above.

While we choose to focus on a different theme each season, you may choose any of these themes for your recording at any time.

Summer 2022: Workplace Stories

Fall 2022: Family Traditions

Winter 2023: Sweetheart Stories

Spring 2023: School Memories

Kitchen Table Stories anytime!

By appointment