Programs and Events


February Tulocay Cemetery History Tour

Dates: Saturday, February 1
Tulocay Cemetery (old office building), 411 Coombsville Road


Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members


For questions please contact or 707.224.1739


Join us on the first Saturday of every month for our historic walking tours. This year on February, April, and July we will be hosting Tulocay Cemetery tours at 10am at the old Juarez stone building. Bring your comfortable walking shoes and learn about old Napans as our docents lead you through the cemetery. 

Bach Cello Suites by Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson

When: Friday, February 14

Time: 5-6:30pm
Where: Goodman Library, 1219 First Street
Cost: Free, suggested $5 donation
We are pleased to announce the start of a monthly music series: Bach Cello Suites.
For questions please contact or 707.224.1739


 Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson, cellist, has deep ties to the Napa area, where he settled in 1988 and began teaching middle-school students while delighting audiences in appearances with the Napa Valley Symphony and chamber music ensembles throughout the Napa Valley.  Since retiring from public school instruction in 2010, he has devoted himself to performing the six solo cello suites by J.S. Bach, which he has recently recorded. 

Having studied the cello for more than 50 years, he wrote Tonic to Chromatic, a four-volume series illustrating the harmonic blueprint of string instruments tuned in fourths and fifths.  McFarland-Johnson also authored The Perfect ABC Songbook, a collection of 26 one-minute songs for children, ages four through eight.  Jeffrey lives in Napa with Cynthia, his wife. 

Volunteer Open House

Dates: Saturday, February 15 Time: 10-11am Where: Goodman Library, 1219 First St. Cost: Free Are you interested in learning more about the projects we are currently researching and preserving in our library? Please join us for more information on how you can get involved and sign up for your first volunteer shift. Volunteers work an average of 12 hours per month, with one 3 hour shift a week. Our mission at the NCHS is to keep history alive, and your continued help is the only way we can keep our historic Goodman Library functioning and a one-stop shop for historic resources in our county!  

Friday Night Storytelling

Dates: Friday, February 21
Time: 6-7pm
Where: Goodman Library, 1219 First St.
Free, suggested $5 donation

Join us for an hour of storytelling every month on Fridays. Our volunteer docents and staff will be presenting research and selected passages found within our library catalog. A suggested donation of $5 is recommended, and will go towards are upcoming library preservation projects. 


March Downtown Historic Walking Tour

Dates: Saturday, March 1
Goodman Library, 1219 First Street
$15 members, $20 non-members

For questions please contact or 707.224.1739

 Join us for our March historic walking tour. We will discover the history of Napa County through historic buildings located right in the heart of downtown. Tours depart from the Goodman Library at 10am; be there by 9:45 for check-in.

Current Exhibit  | Above the Valley

Date: January – April 2020
Time: Wednesday – Saturday, 10-3
Where: Goodman Library, 1219 First St.
Cost: Free admittance

The Napa County Historical Society is pleased to present Above the Valley. Our new exhibit showcases a portion of our over sized aerial photography collection. Join us as we explore the borders and boundaries of the land, while uncovering stories and places outside of our city center.

Exhibit opening presentation January 10, 4-6pm, on view through April 30, 2020 at the Goodman Library.


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