Napa County Historical Society

$2,950 raised from 40 donations

Category: Education

How We Impact the Community

We keep Napa County’s history alive and available for today’s citizens and for future generations!

The Goodman Library offers unique exhibits, fun tours, engaging lectures, informative publications, and educational activities for over 25,000 annual visitors.

Research assistance is available to both individuals and business. Each month, we field hundreds of research inquiries that rely on our archives, collections and the assistance from high school and college students in the internship program.

Our mission is to bring alive the amazing stories of the people, places, and events woven into the fabric of Napa Valley’s heritage. NCHS is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, and presentation of Napa’s history – locally, in California, and in the world.



The richness of the valley and its history is vibrant and alive thanks to NCHS. Their collaboration with the community, including so many people invaluable to our history – the Chinese, Indigenous peoples, the Latinx community, women, etc. –adds fascinating nuance to our Valley’s past and future.

Lynn C

What a $10 donation buys

Every dollar is welcomed, and needed ,to secure preservation supplies for exhibits and historical preservation through digitizing and cataloguing , and community outreach.

What a $50 donation buys

Summer internships for high school and college students, infrastructure for our historic buildings, all sustaining monthly expenses.

Other Ways to Help

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Cataloging, preservation and digitizing of documents.
  • Research assistance for individuals and business.
  • Tour Docent.
  • Greet Goodman Library visitors.
  • Community Promotion for NCHS.

Donations Needed:

  • Memorabilia from families and business.

Business Partners

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  • Kirsten Shinnamon
  • Mary Jane & Lee Estes
  • Andrea Stover
  • Helen Bergin
  • Anonymous
  • Patricia Peterson
  • Karen Garcia
  • Sharyn Fuller
  • Ellen Wulf
  • Diane And Norman Price And Krause
  • William Wheadon
  • Greg Mcgrath
  • Harris And Johanna Nussbaum And Muth
  • Kelly & Stan Cliff
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  • Elizabeth Alessio
  • Tom Fuller
  • Brad Wagenknecht
  • Allison Saether
  • Bruce Ketron And Debra Inman
  • Sheli Smith
  • Jasmine Kyawt
  • Sandra H Hansen
  • Anonymous
  • Maureen Grinnell
  • Anonymous
    In Honor of Matching Funds
  • Anonymous
  • Sandra Sims
  • Heli Sairamen Kangas
  • Mary Ann Formosa
  • Ellen Frediani
  • Holly Ong
  • Jessie Quigley
  • Anonymous
  • Susan Hamilton
  • Robin Hart
    In Honor of The Volunteers
  • Nancy Fireman

Special Opportunity

Every donation of $100 or more to the Historical Society through CanDo's Give!Guide will receive an Individual Membership to the NCHS, with all benefits. Restaurant Allegria will provide a $100 gift certificate for the first $250 donation to the Historical Society through CanDo's Give!Guide. Lucky Penny will provide 4 Tickets for the second $250 donation to the Historical Society through CanDo's Give!Guide.

Matching Funds

The Board of Directors of the Napa County Historical Society $500 match has been met.
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