Programs and Events

Upcoming

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

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

Time: 4-5pm
Where: 
Goodman Library, 1219 First St.
Cost: 
$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: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4432266. 

Call us at 707-224-1739, or e-mail info@napahistory.org for more information.

Friday Night Storytelling


Dates: Friday, January 17
Time: 6-7pm
Where: Goodman Library, 1219 First St.
Cost: 
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. 

 

Volunteer Open House

Dates: Saturday, January 18
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!

 

February Tulocay Cemetery History Tour

Dates: Saturday, February 1
Time:
10-11:30am
Where: 
Tulocay Cemetery (old office building), 411 Coombsville Road
Cost: 
$15 members, $20 non-members

For questions please contact info@napahistory.org or 707.224.1739

 

Bach Cello Suites by Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson

When: Friday, February 14

Time: 5-6:30am
Where: Goodman Library, 1219 First Street
Cost: Free, suggested $5 donation
For questions please contact info@napahistory.org or 707.224.1739

 

We are pleased to announce the start of a monthly music series: Bach Cello Suites.

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. 

March Downtown Historic Walking Tour

Dates: Saturday, March 1
Time:
10-11:30am
Where: 
Goodman Library, 1219 First Street
Cost: 
$15 members, $20 non-members

For questions please contact info@napahistory.org 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.

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