Get up close and personal with Napa County history by becoming a member, joining our team as volunteer or intern, or making a donation.
NCHS offers a variety of guided and self-guided tours of Napa County. Visit our Napa Valley History Tours page to see what we have available.
Visit our shop to buy books, postcards, photo prints, and more!
The 2014 South Napa Quake threw us for a loop, but we are moving forward thanks to your generous support.
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.