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Upcoming Programs and Events

Lecture Series Continues in 2017: Four Speakers, Four Pieces of History

Napa County Historical Society proudly presents a lecture series starting this October and extending through spring 2017.  Four local historians will speak on a diverse range of topics; all interesting and influential in Napa’s history. The speakers will include John Tuteur, Diane Dillon, Alexandria Brown, and Tom Spaulding.

The next lecture in the series is presented with the Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley.  Alexandria Brown, former Librarian of the Napa County Historical Society, will focus on the history of the black community in Napa County, updating her master’s thesis “There Are No Black People in Napa”: African American History in Napa County.  Ms. Brown’s lecture is slated to occur at the Lucky Penny Theater on Wednesday, February 15th at 5:30 pm, and will address the issues of how to conduct local historical research when the written record is sparse.

Tom Spaulding will give the final lecture in the series on Tuesday, March 21st at the St. Helena Public Library at 5:00 pm. Mr. Spaulding, a well-known local historian, will raise our consciousness about history all around us with “Roadside Napa: The County’s Quirky Landmarks.”  Mr. Spaulding has published frequently under our auspices and is distinguished by his meticulous research and excellent writing and speaking skills.

Please RSVP by emailing info@napahistory.org or by calling 707.224.1739.  Suggested donation for the four lectures is $25.00. Reserve your space today.

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