The Napa Valley Heritage Fund

Star drawn in red and orange crayon.   Works We Have Funded

One of the first projects funded by the Napa Valley Heritage Fund was the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga. Over the next four decades the Fund supported:

Art Works by Valley Artists and/or Art with Valley Scenes


  • The Stone Bridges of Napa County
  • Complete collection of Andrew Jackson Grayson prints “Birds of the Pacific Slope”
  • The John Maxon mural in the St. Helena post office
  • More than 40 individual works of art by Napa Valley artists

Art, Music, and Drama Programs in the Schools and for Children

Witch Puppet from Carnival of the Animals by the Jim Gamble Puppet Theater

  • Annual Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors continuing studies in the Arts, rotating throughout the Napa Valley
  • Shakespeare productions and workshops from Ashland, Oregon:
    Our Town, Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of Animals, Hansel and Gretel
  • Contributions to the Napa Valley Symphony
  • Numerous Concerts in Schools
  • Contributions to the Calistoga Elementary School Art Program
  • Support for the Children’s Chorus

Library Projects

The George and Elsie Wood Public Library, Napa Valley Wine Library, and Silverado Museum in St. Helena

  • Oral documentaries
  • Microfilming of newspaper archives
  • Contribution to the Napa City-County Public Library Foundation
  • Capital Campaign Fund

Park and Building Projects

Lewis Station Park in St. Helena

  • The Lewis Station Park
  • Contributions to the Monhoff Memorial Park
  • Funding for the Sharpsteen Museum
  • Seed money for Napa Valley Museum
  • Vintage Hall refurbishing project



  • Mount St. Helena by Ken Stanton
  • They Left Their Mark by Joan Dutton
  • Brannan Saga by Kay Archuleta

Musical Performances Throughout the Valley

Craig Bond leads the St. Helena High School Jazz Choir.

  • Christmas carols in Lyman Park
  • St. Helena Chamber Singers annual performances
  • Music in the Vineyards