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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 October 2016 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.

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.

About the talk: Rocks that look like human faces, a stump of a tree branch that was continuously redecorated for every significant occasion, people’s names stamped in the sidewalks with the year of the stamping—the county is filled with landmarks familiar to locals, but rarely thought about, and usually overlooked by visitors. How many of the county’s quirky landmarks do you recognize? Come and hear their stories—and contribute your own, if you have them.

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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