Fiddlers for November


Kelseyville, California

The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum welcomes the popular monthly Fiddlers’ Jam on Sunday, November 4th.  The talented musicians entertain for two hours from 12 noon to 2 pm with their favorite folk songs.  The afternoon provides a happy time for all who attend.  The Ely Docents will, once again, be offering food and beverages during the day.  Hot dogs and chili from the grill are the fare for a fall day.  The pie ladies will return to their station at the antique cook wagon with fresh pies.   

Executive Director, Greg Dills will be on hand to demonstrate his Lake County antique 1926 Hercules/Economy saw cart.  There is plenty of action when he gets the wood going through the saw.   

A beautiful fall basket of goodies will once again be available at the Raffle Table.    The funds from these raffles help with the ongoing projects at the Ely.  This month will be the last opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the gorgeous handmade quilt.  The drawing for the quilt will be held at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner to be held on Saturday, November 17th at the Lakeport Senior Center.

Lake County’s Historical Society’s  Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 State Highway 281 (Soda Bay Road) outside of Kelseyville, near Clear Lake Riviera  just north of Highway 29/Kit’s Corner.  Current hours of operation are 11:00 am to 3:00pm each Saturday and Sunday.  

Visit: or  Check out the Ely Stage Stop on Facebook at   Phone number for the Ely is: 707-533-9990.

Grand Reopening Oct. 7






Old Time-y Music

Art, Antique Farm Equipment, Boutique

GATES OPEN: 11:00 AM-3:00PM

Free entrance

MUSIC FROM 12 noon to 2 pm


For the kids:  Face painting and petting zoo



9921 Soda Bay Road, Kelseyville, California

Old Time Fiddlers June 3rd

Kelseyville, California—Stop by the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum on Sunday, June 3 to enjoy the monthly Fiddlers’ Jam in the Barn from noon to 2:00pm.  Attendees will be treated to “old timey” tunes and sing a longs with the musicians.  Bring the whole family to this free event.

Start the day early by bringing a picnic lunch to eat in the shady grove of trees. Wander around the grounds to see the antique farm equipment, an old San Francisco Trolley car, and the new-in-the-works Blacksmith Shop.   Then head into the barn where folks enjoy the music with beverages, cookies and popcorn provided by the Ely volunteers.

Be sure to buy tickets for the monthly raffle basket full of seasonal goodies or a ticket to win the beautiful handmade quilt which is displayed in the barn.  The final call for the quilt raffle will be this winter.  Donations during the Jam help with the continuing construction of the Blacksmith Shop and the Scholarship Fund for the Old Time Fiddlers Association, District 10.

Lake County’s Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum 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 11am-3pm each Saturday and Sunday.

Visit: or  Check out the Ely Stage Stop on Facebook at   Phone number for the Stage Stop is:  707-533-9990.


Fiddlers and Marketplace

Marketplace at Ely

When planning for your Cinco de Mayo weekend please consider stopping by the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum on Sunday May 6th.  As is our custom for the first Sunday of the month, the Old Time Fiddlers will be playing plus it is our May Marketplace with lots of local vendors which includes Cactus Grill, handmade jewelry makers, beauty products, pencil art, wood products, crochet and many more.  The Fiddlers play music from Noon until 2 PM and the vendors will be selling their wares from 10 AM until 3 PM.

Ely Stage Stop Marketplace joins Fiddlers’ Jam on May 6





The Ely Stage Stop Marketplace returns Sunday, May 6 with the Fiddlers Jam at the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum. This family friendly, free, fun-packed day can be enjoyed by all, young and old. The Marketplace, next to the Ely barn, will feature local handcrafted goods and will begin early, from 10 am to 3 pm . The Old Time Fiddler’s Association  will offer music inside the Ely barn from noon to 2 pm.

Ely hosts our Marketplace three times a year:  Fiddler’s Jam & Ely Market Place May 6;Blue Grass Festival & Market Place September 8; Ely Christmas Market Place December 15.

On May 6, items will include jewelry, pencil art, wood items and bath and beauty products. The Lake County Rockhounds will offer “panning for gold for kids”.

Bring friends to enjoy music, refreshments, with an opportunity to browse and purchase the wares of local craftsmen and artists.  The Cactus Grill of Clearlake will also provide food on site for purchase.

In the barn beverages and tasty treats will be provided by the Ely docents. Be sure to take a ride up to the house on the hay wagon where you can enjoy the latest display.

Donations made during the Fiddlers Jam fund the completion of the Ely Blacksmith Shop and provides partial funding for the Old Time Fiddlers Association, District 10, scholarship programs.

Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 State Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville, near just north of Hwy 29-Kit’s Corner. Regular hours of operation are Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Consider a tax-deductible donation to help us complete our vision to create a complex honoring Lake County living history.  You can join the Historical Society and or donate funds to the Blacksmith Shop via mail. LCHS P.O. Box 1011 Lakeport, CA 95453 or check our Facebook page: California’s Lake County Historical Society and Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum.

Visit or, check Facebook at California’s Lake County History or call  the museum at 707-533-9990.