Join us February 27 - March 1 in Napa
The city of Napa was founded by Nathan Coombs in 1847. Shortly after California was granted statehood in 1850, Napa became one of the original counties of California. By the mid-1850s, Napa’s Main Street rivaled that of larger cities.
As many as 100 saddled horses would line the street on any given afternoon, hotels were crowded and saloons and gambling halls were abundant. In 1858, the great silver rush began in Napa and miners eagerly flocked to the eastern hills. In 1863, John Patchett had built the first stone winery in Napa Valley. By 1889, Napa was home to more than 140 wineries and is currently home to more than 400!
Join us in February
We would be delighted if you could join us in Napa this spring! We will begin Thursday evening with a presentation by our very own Todd Shulman on Napa Law Enforcement History while we enjoy refreshments and dessert. Friday will include bus transportation to Napa for a walking tour of downtown Napa, lunch at Ristorante Allegria, a tour and tasting at Trefethen Historic Winery, and dinner at Downtown Joe’s with a presentation by Lin Weber on Prohibition and the Napa Valley. Saturday will focus on neighboring Solano County. Travel by bus to the Western Railway Museum for a behind the scenes tour and optional train ride, a picnic lunch, a self-tour of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, a tour of Mare Island Historic Park and dinner at Zio Fraedo with a presentation by Jim Kern on Vallejo history to finish out the weekend!
5001 Main St
American Canyon, CA 94503
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