Sally Seymour photographing Frank Emmolo for "Memory Bank" Exhibit

Preservation Napa Valley looks at historical preservation through a completely different lens that will make you view old age with new eyes.

“Memory Bank, a Discovery of Old Hands, Old Faces and the Way it Was,” offers a visual close-up of the valley’s elders. It’s not a typical subject for photography, which so often celebrates youth and beauty.But this exhibit, in its last few days in downtown Napa, preserves the personalities and images of Napa Valley elders, who alas, won’t survive as long as its inanimate landmarks.

Six still photographers, one filmmaker and 16 endearing senior citizens collaborated for the exhibit, which was partially funded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and The Gasser Foundation.

The show is in its waning days. It closes June 30. You can catch this important side of Napa Valley’s history and character from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday June 23 through Saturday June 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, June 26.  The last night is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30.  1400 First St., Napa.  258-9286 or