This Sunday (September 3rd) is a special
event at the Ely Stage Stop Museum.
Along with our free monthly Fiddler’s Jam,
we will be welcoming back the fully
restored Vic Ferron Freight Wagon.
The Museum is open from 11:00 till 3:00
at 9921 Soda Bay Road (just north of Kitt’s
Corner). Fiddle music starts at noon, and
the wagon will make it’s appearance being
pulled by Dr. Glenn Benjamin’s horses.
Built by Lakeport Blacksmith Vic Ferron, this freight
wagon has a rare duel rear brake shoe system, which
was necessary for handling Lake County’s steep
The wagon’s restoration was completed by Master
Wainwright William “Bill” Melton in Porterville, CA. The
work was sponsored by Dr. Paul Marchand and the
Highland Springs Equestrian Center.
Free horse-drawn buggy rides will be available to all who
attend. Food, beer, wine,
and sodas will be
available. Enjoy the
shade of the Oak Grove
for this Sunday event.
See You There!
PLEASE NOTE: For September only Fiddlers will be on our stage in the grove. Please bring your own chairs as the picnic tables have limited seating. We will welcome back our wagon after extensive restoration. We are hoping to provide horse drawn rides during the Fiddlers performance. Free to all. Join us on September 3rd at the Ely Stage Stop Museum for the monthly Fiddler’s Jam featuring members of the Northern California Old Time Fiddler’s Association and guests. Music starts at noon. There is sure to be some toe-tapping tunes. Food and drinks are available for purchase and there is always a raffle basket of goodies. Located at 9921 Soda Bay Rd. in Kelseyville.