Programs and Events


Exhibit Closing | Napa Valley Museum Display Cases

Date: Closes Friday, December 20
Where: Goodman Library, 1219 First St.
Cost: Free admittance

We are pleased to host the “Land and People from the Napa Valley” presented by Napa Valley Museum Yountville. Starting July 6 through December, please visit the Goodman Library to access the temporary display in our exhibit room.

Kids of all ages are welcome to complete a scavenger hunt for a small prize, ask at the front desk for more information.

Our offices will be closed Saturday, December 21 – Friday, January 3

We will reopen on Saturday, January 4

Exhibit Opening | Above the Valley

Date: January 10, 2020
Time: 4-6pm
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.


Lighted Art Festival Historic Tour

Saturday, January 11
Sunday, January 12
Saturday, January 18
Sunday, January 19

Time: 4-5pm
Goodman Library, 1219 First St.
$15 members/$20 non-members


Enjoy an illuminating tour by learning more about Napa’s rich history before the show starts! Napa County Historical Society will be leading tours of the historic buildings featured in the Napa Lighted Art Festival. The approximately 1 hour tour starts at the Goodman Library, 1219 First Street, and includes the First Presbyterian Church, Hatt Building, Napa Valley Opera House, and old Courthouse. Tour starts at 4pm sharp so please arrive by 3:45. 

Please purchase online tickets at the following link: 

Call us at 707-224-1739, or e-mail for more information.

Volunteer Open House

Dates: Saturday, January 18
Time: 10-11am
Goodman Library, 1219 First St.

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!


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