A Napa Coloring Book (downloadable version coming soon)
- Introduction for Educators
- 3rd Grade Lesson Plan – “What Is A Landmark?”
- ‘A Napa Coloring Book’ Wins State Preservation Award (press release October, 2015)
Napa County Landmarks (NCL) is proud to announce the completion of A Napa Coloring Book. This professionally-illustrated coloring and activity book promotes Napa’s history and cultural heritage and represents our first bi-lingual publication aimed at youth, Spanish speakers and families. Thanks to the generous support of the Napa Valley Community Foundation, as well as local businesses Ristorante Allegria and the Bank of Napa, NCL distributed copies to all Napa Valley Unified School District 3rd graders in April, 2015. We are also making them available to other area schools that express interest in receiving them, and while copies last.
Conceived of and created by Marie Dolcini, a freelance writer with a B.A. in History and Napa County Landmarks board member, and illustrated by Mary Ann Henderson, an award-winning Bay Area artist, the 36-page book spans pre-history to the present day in a compelling introductory format that’s appealing to all ages. We sponsored this project to help raise awareness of Napa County’s rich history, inspire kids to dig further and increase their appreciation of this place we call home.
We also created a sample lesson plan based on the question: “What Is a Landmark” to supplement and help provide local context for educators teaching California history curriculum. In October, 2015, the State Office of Historic Preservation selected A Napa Coloring Book for a Governor’s Historic Preservation Award, one of eleven projects named state-wide as demonstrating significant achievement in preserving California’s heritage.
NCL will be making a digital edition of A Napa Coloring Book and additional lesson plans available for download here soon. Copies are available for sale at our downtown Napa office and at local retail outlets. Funds raised will be used to print subsequent editions. Ideally, we’d like to make distribution to schools an annual tradition. If you have comments or suggestions regarding this project, please contact Marie Dolcini at email@example.com.
By mail: $10.00/copy; plus $2.00 shipping/handling for the first copy and an additional $1.00 S/H for each extra copy. Please make checks out to “Napa County Landmarks” and mail to:
Napa County Landmarks
1754 Second Street, Suite E
Napa, CA 94559
Those interested in purchasing multiple copies of A Napa Coloring Book, or carrying them for sale, can contact Napa County Landmarks by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 707-255-1836.
The book is also available at the following locations:
- Foodshed Take Away
- Napa Bookmine
- Napa Tourist Information Center
- Napa Valley Art Supplies
- Napa Valley School of Music
- Napa Valley Toy Company
- Oxbow Market – The Standard Newsstand
- The Playful Garden
- Main Street Books
- Robert Lewis Stevenson Museum
- St. Helena Chamber of Commerce
- Napa Valley Museum
Among eleven projects and organizations selected as representing exceptional historic preservation efforts throughout the state.
demonstrate significant achievements in preserving the heritage of California.