First Sunday Fiddlin’ resumes at Ely Stage Stop in September

First Sunday Fiddlin’ resumes at Ely Stage Stop in September

Ely Marketplace joins October Event

Market day at Ely

The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is host to the California Old Time Fiddlers’ Association on the first Sunday of each month. The August event was cancelled due to heat, smoke and extreme fire danger.  Both the museum volunteers and the fiddlers are ready to resume the monthly event on Sunday, September 6. This event is very popular and draws a large crowd each month.

The musicians will follow the usual round-robin format with donations benefitting both the Ely Stage Stop, helping to fund the construction of the blacksmith complex, and the Old Time Fiddlers Association District 10, using it to partially fund their scholarship programs.

Come early to picnic and check out the latest museum acquisitions and displays.

Enjoy the music with beverages and tasty treats provided by the docents.  Bring your own wine and sip it in Ely Stage Stop wine glasses that are available for purchase.

 

In April, the Stage Stop held its first Marketplace in conjunction with that month’s Fiddlers’ Jam and it was a rousing success. Eleven vendors and 250 attendees enjoyed music, refreshments, and the opportunity to browse and purchase the wares of local craftsmen and artists. The next Ely Marketplace will be held during the October 4 Fiddlers’ Jam. In addition to local arts and crafts, food vendors will be on site with an array of goods for purchase.

 

Vendor spaces are $25 each plus an additional $10 if an electrical outlet is required. Vendors interested in participating should contact either Pete Chappars at

707-350-4330, pchappars@att.net or Steve Hendricks at 707-972-7884, schendric@outlook.com for an application packet. The completed application and payment must be received by Saturday, September 19.

The Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 State Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville, near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Hwy 29-Kit’s Corner.  Current hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.  Fiddlers’ Jams occur the first Sunday of every month from noon until 2 p.m.  Again, the September jam will take place on September 6 and the Ely Marketplace will join the October 4 event.

Visit www.elystagestop.com or www.lakecountyhistory.org, check out the stage stop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elystagestop, or call the museum at 707-533-9990.

 

60 Years of Lake County History at Ely, August 22

A special opportunity to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Lake County Historical Society will be presented to the public on Saturday, Aug. 22, when the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum again welcomes Ruby Glebe to lead the next in the series of living history events held on the fourth Saturday of each month.
Ruby Glebe
Fifteen years ago the Lake County Board of Supervisors appointed Glebe to the position of Lake County historian.

She is only the third person to hold this distinction, preceded by Henry Mauldin and Marion Goebel.

Glebe will share her insights on how that official position came about and the influence it has had on helping to preserve and protect the rich history of Lake County at a time when it was determined that significant pieces of that history were being lost.

Glebe will be available to the public in the Ely main house starting at noon to visit and answer questions.

At 1 p.m. she will present her program sharing information on the early days of the Lake County Historical Society, focusing on what drove its founding, its goals, and some of its greatest accomplishments. Glebe served as president of the society in 1975 and 1982.

She will remain available until 2 p.m. for more questions and insights.

Home to the Lake County Historical Society, the Ely Stage Stop is located at 9921 State Highway 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville, near Clear Lake Riviera, just north of Highway 29-Kit’s Corner.

Current hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.elystagestop.org or www.lakecountyhistory.org , check out the stage stop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elystagestop or call the museum at 707-533-9990.