We're glad you are here for this tour of the Napa Valley through the lens of history!

Our roots, our histories, run deep. They're sometimes hard to see, but are far from dead and gone. Our roots anchor us. Nourish us. Frame our lives.

Not just in some long-forgotten past, but right here and now--and far beyond, into whatever future we are imagining and shaping for ourselves and our communities.

The Napa Valley Roots team of Diane Dillon and Shannon Murray Kuleto (read more on "About Us") are excited to share our love of history and skills as researchers and storytellers here!

1968: Napa County's Groundbreaking "Ag Preserve"

Today's Spotlight Story: When the Ag Preserve was Breaking News

WOW! Ready to time travel over half a century back to 1968 Napa Valley? Complete with aerial views!? This amazing 4-minute TV newscast aired on the day--April 9, 1968--that the AG PRESERVE was adopted by our County Board of Supervisors. There's video AND we made a full transcript!  Learn More


Head to "Stories & Posts" for more adventure

Whether you know a lot or a little about history and heritage, diving in and maybe getting just a little lost is always a fun way to start--unless you are the Donner Party? Head to our "Stories & Posts" blog page to start ROOT-ing around in our expanding archive of stories....

Check out our range of history and heritage services

We collaborate closely with our clients to discover and celebrate their histories -- and bring years of training,  experience, and enthusiasm to each unique project. We offer a range of services to help you discover, preserve, and share your story for years to come.