THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29,
DOWNTOWN NAPA WALKING TOUR
This unique tour explores the main features of Napa’s History - 8,000 years of Native Americans, the Rancho Era, the Gold Rush, Victorian Napa, the Horrors of Prohibition, the Boom Years of World War II, and Napa’s Transformation into Wine Legend. The non-strenuous tour route heads north up the Riverwalk, through the heart of downtown Napa and makes a circle by returning through the Mansion District.
TREFETHEN HISTORIC WINERY TOUR AND TASTING
One of Napa’s classic wine estates, Trefethen is still a hidden gem. The driveway John Trefethen used to land his plane on runs through the middle of the vineyard, over the ground they have tended for over 40 years. Designated a National Historic Landmark, the 19th-century redwood winery is still a working cellar and it provides a warm, comfortable environment in which to sample their distinctive, award-winning wines.
DINNER AT DOWNTOWN JOE’S BREWERY AND RESTAURANT
Unpretentious, friendly and fun, Downtown Joe’s holds true to its roots, caring for every guest as a valued human. Surrounded by an in!ux of new fantastic wine business restaurants, Downtown Joe’s is one of the last connections to Old Napa; a wonderful place and home to wonderful people before Grape was King. Lin Weber will join us here to present Prohibition in the Napa Valley!
SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST
WESTERN RAILWAY MUSEUM
In 1946, a group of like-minded individuals learned that an old Oakland streetcar that they had chartered for a day’s outing was to be scrapped within a week. They immediately dug into their pockets and gathered together enough money to buy the car right there on the spot. In this spirit of philanthropy and historic preservation, the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association was created to foster interest in streetcar, interurban, and mainline electric railroad operations, and to preserve these rapidly vanishing pieces of history. In the following years, many interurban and streetcars were collected, as well as smaller artifacts such as photographs, corporate records, books, fare boxes, and signage. By 1960, the need for a permanent site was clear. Rio Vista Junction, an actual stop on the electrically powered Sacramento Northern main line in Solano County, was selected as the museum site, and the task of transforming 22 vacant acres into a living history museum began. In 1985, the name "Western Railway Museum" was officially adopted.
VALLEJO NAVAL AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum preserves and exhibits the diverse and exciting history of the City of Vallejo and the former U.S. Naval Shipyard at Mare Island. The Museum is located in Vallejo’s historic Old City Hall and features "ve galleries devoted to community and U.S. Navy history. You are sure to get involved with the past when you visit!
MARE ISLAND HISTORIC PARK
Mare Island Naval Shipyard was very important in our country's history. For over 142 years, our country's defense depended on Mare Island Navy Yard. The shipyard was the home of over a hundred "firsts" in its 142 years of operation. Everyone will have an opportunity to see and hear about what went on inside the former top-secret base. The work of over 200,000 people who "made it happen" are preserved and put on display. Included on the tour will be a stop at St. Peter's Chapel, a turn of the century chapel with 25 Tiffany stained glass windows.