St. Helena Historical Society

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St. Helena Historical Society

What We Do:

We inspire a future that is informed by its past. We encourage education and discussion about St Helena’s history from the first Native Americans until the present day. We collect by presenting and interpreting cultural objects at our Heritage Center and offer them to the community.

In our Heritage Center, exhibits on Indigenous Peoples, Early Settlers, Farming, and our Viticultural Industry bring our community’s story to life. Our lecture series brings unique educational experiences, such as Native American cultural life, the Mexican Land Grant system, Chinese settlers of the Napa Valley, life during Prohibition, and Swiss-Italian winemakers. We present our annual cemetery walk, in which local drama students perform vignettes from early St. Helena. We provide walking tour guides of our historic downtown area for those interested in architectural remnants of an earlier era. Our research department can assist you in researching your home or winery.

Other Ways to Help:

  • Staffing our visitor desk
  • Docents
  • Accessioning new acquisitions in our Collections Department
  • Database assistance
  • Recording oral histories in our Research Department
  • Social media support
  • Audio-visual support for our lecture series
  • Wish List for donated items:
  • Historical photos
  • Historical clothing items
  • Historical household items
  • Office supplies


After we presented a pop-up “Museum For a Day” that featured five early settler families of the St. Helena area, “Thank you, St. Helena Historical Society. This is our community at its best.

~ St. Helena Star, May 30, 2019

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    St. Helena Historical Society Board in honor of Matching Funds
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    Hugh Brown
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    Nancy Caffo
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    Wendy Cole
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    Sandra and Dean Hansen
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    Verna Steinhauer
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    Shannon Kuleto
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    Ellen Frediani in honor of Mom, who loved animals.
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    Helen Ghiringhelli Nelson
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    John Sales in honor of Susanne Salvestrin
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    Bruce Nelson in honor of Suzanne Salvestrin
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    Nancy FIREMAN in honor of the new and returning nonprofits. Good luck!
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    Kim Farmer
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