The Battery “B” Mystery

The Battery “B” Mystery

by Marie Bowen, NCHS volunteer A small book with photographs pasted on the blank pages entitled On the Trail of the Kaiser was found recently among NCHS’s collections. The item had no donor or accession number and was a complete mystery. I was asked to find, if...
Yountville Development Flyer

Yountville Development Flyer

During a research request on Yountville during its Incorporation period in the 1960s, this flyer was uncovered. There is no date, but it appears to be from the 1980s or 1990s at the latest, and there is no known publisher or printer. It was produced by a community...
Napa Redevelopment, 1974

Napa Redevelopment, 1974

One of our volunteers came across this intriguing brochure while organizing our ephemera files, and it was just too cool not to share. The brochure is from the volume 2, number 1, Fall 1974 edition of the New Era Reporter, a publication put out by the Napa Community...
#Selma50

#Selma50

Today is the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the day when Civil Rights demonstrators tried to march to Montgomery, Alabama, from Selma on the Jefferson Davis Highway. At the Edmund Pettus Bridge (named for a Confederate brigadier general, Alabama state senator,...
This Week in History: August 4-10

This Week in History: August 4-10

Monday, August 6, 1945 At 8:15am Japan time, the United States dropped an atomic weapon on Hiroshima. Three days later, Nagasaki was also bombed. Nearly 200,000 people were killed during the bombing. The attacks took out several arms production facilities and some...
Fourth of July

Fourth of July

This Independence Day, celebrate Napa County’s history with this cool slideshow of images from the NCHS archives. See how Napans way back when celebrated the Fourth of...
Cupid’s Book

Cupid’s Book

While poking around the Napa County Historical Society Library one day, I came across our small but exceptionally unusual collection of cookbooks. The one that immediately drew my eye is named Cupid’s Book and bears a handwritten note on its cover: “This book was...