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Remember- Tickets purchased by August 15 will also be included in an "early bird" raffle for a special prize.

As we did last year, we are raffling off an “Instant Wine Cellar” of five cases of premium wines from Napa Valley producers and – as always - a couple of additional surprises. More . . .

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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.

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Special Event August 20

Meet the Author & Book Signing

Napa Valley Case Files

Justice in Wine Country

by Raymond A. Guadagni

On Saturday August 20th, 11:00 am sharp, you will have the opportunity to meet retired Napa Superior Court Judge and Author Raymond A. Guadagni. His newest release will be featured-- Napa County Case Files – Justice in Wine Country, published by History Press.    Read more . . .

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ATTENTION MUSEUM MEMBERS:

SMA BYLAWS

Over the last year the Board has been working on revising the Sharpsteen Museum Association By-Laws and we need membership approval to make the changes. 

Read the revised By-Laws here.

Download the By-Laws ballot here.

 

Please mail in your By-Laws ballot,

or drop off at Museum by

Sept. 1, 2022.

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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.