From the Membership and Board of Directors of the Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society (a.k.a. Napa Valley Model Railroaders, Inc.)

  A 2021 Holiday Message to Our Napa Valley Neighbors, Friends and Supporters:

  

     For the first time since 1970, the year-end holiday celebrations for many multi-generational Napa Valley families will not include the traditional visit to the Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society’s “Holiday Open House” events at the Model Railroad Display Building located on the Napa Valley Exposition Fairgrounds. Never again will grandparents and grandchildren team together in the “Can You Find It” game, where holiday items are planted across the expanse of a model of the Napa Valley, then all participants are rewarded with candy canes when all the objects on the list are found! And never again will the members of the Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society be welcomed by the frequent gasps of amazement followed by laughter and questions from both new and repeat visitors of all ages entering WWII-vintage Quonset Huts, revealing the vast miniature world of the Napa Valley Northern Railroad!

      Like many long-time Napa residents, businesses and institutions, the Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society has been battered and bruised and left homeless by the forces of the wine tourism shaping the greater Napa Valley region. Thanks to a rigorous legal defense by very talented legal counsels, for four years our organization beat off repeated attempts of eviction from our Model Railroad Exhibit Building that was 100% funded and built in 1970 by the founding members of the Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society. This all ended on May 22, 2021, when the building and remaining non-salvageable contents were turned over to the management of the Napa Valley Exposition Fairgrounds. Though seriously wounded by the fight, our organization has emerged during the following months of 2021 smaller but still functional in the Napa region as a 501(c)(3) non-profit railroad history-oriented organization.

    Please check our website on (www.NapaModelRailroad.org) occasion for any future developments and temporary model railroad exhibits hosted by the membership of the Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society. And thank you to every one of the multiple generations of Napa Valley residents that have visited and supported our organization for the past 50+ years!!

Sincerely,

Wayne I. Monger

2021 President/Chief Dispatcher/Member-Board of Directors  

Napa Valley Model Railroad Historical Society (a.k.a. Napa Valley Model

Railroaders, Inc.)



























We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 2614
Napa, CA 94558