Napa Valley Exhibition Hall

Napa Valley Exhibition Hall

 Vine postcard Napa

The Napa Valley  is one of the original designated counties of the new State of California in 1850.

Close to the “Gold Country.” most successful prospecting in the Napa Valley brought forth silver, starting in 1858.

More important, 1859 was the year of the creation of the first commercial winery in this valley with “Perfect Weather” for the grape.

Napa Valley Greeting sign

Jewish Pioneers were part of the early development of this beautiful area of California.

Exhibits that follow include the towns of Napa, St. Helena & Calistoga.

Most of our exhibits were prepared with the help of the Jewish Historical Society of Napa Valley.



Table of Contents

Jacob Frank: Early Jewish Pioneer of Calistoga

Simon & Rebecca Galewsky Family: Early Pioneers of St. Helena

Henry Getleson and Abraham Friedberg: Early Pioneers of Calistoga

Abraham & Cecilia Goodman: Jewish Merchants of St. Helena

David L. Haas: Early Pioneer of Napa

Leopold Lazarus: Jewish Pioneer of St. Helena

Freedman & Dora Levinson: Early Pioneers of Napa

Emanuel Manasse: Pioneer Tanner of Napa

Friederich “Fritz” Rosenbaum: Johannaberg Cellars of St. Helena

Herman and Elizabeth Shwarz: Early Pioneers of Napa

Joseph Schwartz: Owner of the City of Paris in Napa

Jules Eugene Straus: Early Jewish Pioneer of St. Helena