Backstage Pass: House Hunting

Backstage Pass: House Hunting

by the Mystery Man, volunteer Our anonymous volunteer, affectionately called the Mystery Man, hunts down “missing” properties, homes, buildings, and other structures lost to the sands of time. Using a combination of GPS tools, aerial maps and photos, a compass, and...
Backstage Pass: Photographs

Backstage Pass: Photographs

by Lauren Chevlan, volunteer Hi, my name is Lauren Chevlen and I am a volunteer here at the Napa County Historical Society. I relocated to the Napa Valley six years ago from Los Angeles. I have a Masters in History and worked for many years for an oral history project...
Backstage Pass: Blueprints Collection

Backstage Pass: Blueprints Collection

by Cathy Salomon, volunteer One of the neat collections we have that many people don’t know about is our blueprints. For more than a year now, volunteer Cathy Salomon has been sorting, reorganizing, preserving, digitizing, and cataloguing our blueprints created by...
Backstage Pass: Processing Collections

Backstage Pass: Processing Collections

by Kimberly Rice, Archives Intern Hello!! My name is Kimberly. I am a graduate student at San Jose State University where I am currently working on my Masters in Archives and Records Administration. I have a Bachelor degree in History from DePaul University in...
Backstage Pass: Exhibits

Backstage Pass: Exhibits

by Alexandria Brown, Research Librarian Three to four times a year, Napa County Historical Society puts up a new exhibit. Though I spend most of my time as the Research Librarian verifying facts, researching homes and residents, supervising volunteers and interns,...
Backstage Pass: Transcribing Oral Histories

Backstage Pass: Transcribing Oral Histories

by the Oral History Queen There are approximately 260 tapes in the oral history tape collection, covering a time span of about 1970-1995.  The subject matter, interviewers, and interviewees vary, but what is gleaned from the interviews is always pertinent to Napa...
Backstage Pass: Digitizing Photos

Backstage Pass: Digitizing Photos

by Megan Jones I’ve been at the historical society in various jobs for the last two years.  It has been a great experience, as I am getting my Master’s in Library and Information Science with an emphasis on archives and record management.  Currently I’m working as a...