Napa Valley Exhibition Hall

Napa Valley Exhibition Hall

Vine postcard NapaNapa 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.

1859 witnessed the first commercial winery in the valley with “perfect weather” for the grape.

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

Exhibits in this hall cover Napa, Sonoma, St. Helena, and Calistoga.

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

Napa Valley greeting sign

The Frank Family: Early Jewish Pioneers 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

Solomon Schocken: Pioneer Jewish Merchant of Sonoma

Joseph Schwartz: Owner of the City of Paris in Napa

Herman and Elizabeth Shwarz: Early Pioneers of Napa

Jules Eugene Straus: Early Jewish Pioneer of St. Helena