Special Presentation in the Ely Museum barn on February 12, 1:00. Archaeologist John Parker and Elem Cultural Leader Robert Geary will team up to talk about the:

This is in honor of the current display of the painting and Pomo cultural life featured at the de Young Museum in San Francisco between now and April 17th.

A life-size replica of the painting will be on-hand. If you can’t make it to San Francisco, come to the Ely on Feb. 12th to see and hear about Tavernier’s best work of art

Jules Tavernier

The earliest depiction of Clear Lake Native Americans known. A great exhibit put together by Robert Geary and other traditional Pomo featured this month at the DeYoung in SF.


December Fiddlers

Fiddler’s Jam Sunday (Dec. 5th) in the barn at the Ely Museum. Last Fiddler’s Jam of the year. Come by and enjoy the music. Noon till 2. See you there. I hear we will have pumpkin cheese cake. We will be taking a break in January. The Fiddlers will return on February 6 from noon to 2:00. For a great Christmas present stop up to the museum and select one of our many books on Lake County history.

Old Time Fiddlers October 3rd

Looking for a fun place to bring the family this Sunday? Come to the Ely Stage Stop Museum. Located at 9921 Soda Bay Rd. Between Kits Corners and the Riviera Shopping Center. Bring a folding chair and take in the free old time music. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Beer and wine are available for purchase.

Free Lecture

PUBLIC TALK: Learn about the two Native American Massacres in Lake County and what lead up to them. Dr. John Parker will present his research on “The Kelsey Brothers; A California Disaster”.When: October 9th at 2:00 Where: The Ely Stage Stop Museum (in the Red Barn) 9921 Soda Bay Road (just north of Kitt’s Corner).The research relies on 20 published references including interviews with tribal elders and local ranchers, government documents, and diaries of participants. The work is an attempt to determine what really happened during events that have been shrouded with the passage of time.

C’mon up and see us

The weather is getting pleasantly cooler. The volunteer docents at the Ely Stage Stop Museum would like to invite you to come visit. Pack a picnic lunch and bring the whole family up to Ely. Ely will provide the picnic table and 5 and a half acres to explore. Come see our stagecoach and chuckwagon and curious artifacts from all over. Ely is located at 9921 Soda Bay Rd. in Kelseyville. We are open from 11:00 to 3:00 Saturday and Sunday.

Fiddlers September 5th Noon to 2:00

THIS SUNDAY…. FIDDLER’S JAM… ELY COUNTRY MUSEUM… FREE Need a fun place to take the family this Labor Day weekend? Come on by the Ely Museum on Soda Bay Road north of Kitt’s Corner, grab a picnic table or bring a folding chair to sit under the shade of the oak grove for free old-time music. Fiddlers play from noon till 2. Burgers and hot dogs available, as well as sodas, beer, wine, etc. TIME FOR A FUN FAMILY LABOR-DAY PICNIC.

Protective face mask with Clipping Paths.

August Fiddlers Noon to 2:00

Bring your lawn chairso that you can relax and socially distanceunder the oak trees.
Have lunch and finish offwith an old fashioned Root Beer Float!
Our raffle basket theme this month is Hot August Nights and will include a bottle of Six Sigma Wineand a gift certificate to Campos Casuals!

The Country Store will be open.


It’s finally here, the Tenth Anniversary of the opening of the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum and we have been working hard to present an exciting day of good old fashioned music, food and FUN.
The date is Saturday, July 17th. The gates will open at 10 am with Dignitaries and Founding Members gathering at 1 pm to commemorate the occasion.
We will have hot dogs and root beer floats. There will be demonstrations and displays of Lake County History with music and theatrical vignettes throughout the day.
Bring the kids! They will be able to pan for “gold”, watch the Smithy at the Blacksmith area, have their faces painted, explore old equipment and ride on a horse drawn wagon, if the weather isn’t too HOT!
Everyone can learn about the archaeological finds by the students of the Field School Camp from Foothill College of Los Altos. The students are digging and surveying the original Ely homestead this summer.
The gates will close at 3 pm to prepare for the evening event – a Farm to Table Dinner / Dave Stamey Concert at 5 pm, benefitting the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum. Thanks to our wonderful community, the event is SOLD OUT!