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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 . . .
Current Special Exhibit-
Cosas de Nuestra Casa Things from Our Home
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 . . .
ATTENTION MUSEUM MEMBERS:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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!