Happy Anniversary 
Sharpsteen Museum!

It's been 44 years since Ben's vision became reality and the doors opened to the public in September of 1978.

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Meet the Author

Retired Napa High School History teacher Henry Michalski, award-winning author, will meet and speak about his latest book: 

“Torn Lilacs”: A True WWII Story of Love, Defiance and Hope”.

Free event talk and book signing Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
12-1:30 pm

More details please click here.

Own a Piece of
Museum History!!!

This historical quilt was created and hand crafted by Museum volunteers in 1979.
It is again available through a silent auction ending November 30, 2022.


How can you own
this precious quilt and in turn benefit the Sharpsteen Museum???

Click here for details.

It's been a hot summer, but it's COOL in the Museum!!!

Current Special Exhibit-
Cosas de Nuestra Casa- Things from Our Home

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Celebrating cultural

pride in our community

Vibrantly colorful, richly detailed, joyous, thought-provoking and life-affirming, the Sharpsteen Museum’s new exhibit, Cosas de Nuestra Casa / Things from Our Home celebrates Calistoga’s Mexican heritage through everyday objects brought from their literal and figurative home by members of our community.

Click here for more information.

EXTENDED: Exhibit runs through Mid-November, 2022

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ATTENTION MUSEUM MEMBERS:

SMA BYLAWS

Read the revised
By-Laws here.

For the Newsletter Archives- Click HERE

PRESERVING THE HISTORY OF CALISTOGA

AND UPPER NAPA VALLEY

The Sharpsteen Museum is a must-see destination created by Walt Disney animator and producer, Ben Sharpsteen. This award-winning museum features dioramas, artifacts, antiques and exhibits designed by Ben and his team of highly creative artists dedicated to making history fun and educational for adults and children alike.

Sam Brannan, Calfornia's First Millionaire
MEET SAM BRANNAN

In 1859 Sam Brannan began purchasing his eventual 2000 acres in Hot Springs Township. He founded the town of Calistoga and built the original Calistoga Hot Springs Resort.

Actual restored Brannan Cottage
SAM BRANNAN COTTAGE

Relive the days of yesteryear as you walk into an one of the original Sam Brannan Cottages restored to its 1860s splendor complete with vintage furnishings. 

30-foot diorama of Calistoga in the 1860s.
1860 CALISTOGA DIORAMA

Highlights include an extensive, highly detailed 30-foot diorama which offers a glimpse of 1860s Calistoga and its Hot Springs Resort developed by Sam Brannan.

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BEN SHARPSTEEN'S VISION

Explore Ben's creative artistry, talent, and vision as put forth throughout the museum. See one of 11 actual ‘Oscars’ awarded to Ben during his 30-years with Disney.

Fully restored stagecoach
Well stocked gift store
1863 Sam Brannan Resrt Cottag
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WHAT OUR VISITORS ARE SAYING...

Google Reviews, June 2017

What a cool place for kids and adults! We loved that it has ties to the original Disney gang. Mr. Sharpsteen sure was a talented and fascinating man. My personal museum favorite was the walk through attached cottage from the 1800's. It is rare to get that close to great quality antiques. My children loved the exhibit where you can watch the train go around the town. We're very glad we stopped in and also took time to shop in their reasonably priced gift shop and chat with the friendly and informative staff. Highly recommended! 

—Angelina A.

Please note that the hours shown in this video are NOT the correct/current hours.