January Fiddlers

Bring the whole family to the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum on Sunday, January 7, for the monthly Fiddlers’ Jam. Musicians will meet in the Ely barn to perform their wonderful Americana music from noon till 2 p.m.  The event is free, but donations made during the event benefit both the Ely Stage Stop, helping to fund the blacksmith shop, and the Old Time Fiddlers Association, helping to fund their scholarship programs.

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

Come ready to clap your hands and tap your toes. We’ll even make room for those who want to get up and dance! This is a free, family friendly event for all to enjoy, young and old alike. The fun begins at the museum at 11:00 a.m. with the Fiddlers playing in the barn from 12 noon through 2 PM.  So come early to enjoy all of the newest museum acquisitions and displays.Take a hayride (weather permitting) or stroll the barn trail.

Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 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. Private tours can be arranged by appointment. Facilities are available to support events, conferences, or family gatherings.  Celebrate a wedding, reception, special anniversary, or family reunion.  Use our newly created outdoor stage to hold music events.

Come join the Lake County Historical Society and become a volunteer at Ely..  Applications will be available during the day. Join the fun!

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.

December Fiddlers and Marketplace

November 27, 2017

By Pam Hendricks

1st Sunday Fiddlers Jam

December 3 from 11 am –  3 pm

Fiddlers play in the barn Noon – 2 pm

Get in the holiday spirit with sounds of joy!  The Old Time Fiddlers will perform beautiful Americana music with a sprinkling of holiday cheer to get you in the spirit.  Come ready to clap your hands and tap your toes.  Even get up and dance.  This is a free family event that can be enjoyed by young and old.  Bring your own wine and sip it in Ely Stage Stop wine glasses, available for purchase.  Come early to enjoy all of the latest museum acquisitions and displays.

Ely Christmas Marketplace

Saturday December 16 from 10 am – 3 pm

A holiday MUST!  Local artists will sell handcrafted goods in the barn.  Food for purchase will be available.  Join the museum volunteers and docents for a wonderful day on the museum grounds with Santa.  He will be taking a much needed break from the North Pole to roam the grounds and join in hayrides with the kids – weather permitting.

Both events will help promote the growth of the Ely Stage Stop Blacksmith Shop and further the interaction of the community with the history of Lake County at the Ely Stage Stop.

Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum located at 9921 Soda Bay Road open Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 3 pm off Hwy 29@ Kit’s Corner.  Private tours and/or public events can be arranged.  Visit www.lakecountyhistory.org

Fiddling At The Ely Stage Stop On Sunday, December 3

Bring the whole family to the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum on Sunday, December 3, for the monthly Fiddlers’ Jam. Musicians will meet in the Ely barn to perform their wonderful Americana music from noon till 2 p.m.  The event is free, but donations made during the event benefit both the Ely Stage Stop, helping to fund the blacksmith shop, and the Old Time Fiddlers Association, helping to fund their scholarship programs.

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

Come ready to clap your hands and tap your toes. We’ll even make room for those who want to get up and dance! This is a free, family friendly event for all to enjoy, young and old alike. The fun begins at the museum at 11:00 a.m. with the Fiddlers playing in the barn from 12 noon through 2 PM.  So come early to enjoy all of the newest museum acquisitions and displays.Take a hayride or stroll the barn trail.

Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 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. Private tours can be arranged by appointment. Facilities are available to support events, conferences, or family gatherings.  Celebrate a wedding, reception, special anniversary, or family reunion.  Use our newly created outdoor stage to hold music events.

Come join the Lake County Historical Society and become a volunteer at Ely..  Applications will be available during the day. Join the fun!

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.

Santa Ready to Visit Ely Christmas Marketplace

 

 

Santa paid a quick visit this week to the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum to finalize his plans to be at the the Ely Christmas Marketplace Saturday, December 16. He will be roaming the grounds and joining hayrides with the kids, (weather permitting). Bring your cameras as Santa is excited to be photographed with kids of all ages at the museum’s main house.

Local artists will be selling their handcrafted wares in the barn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. Crafted items for sale will include handmade jewelry, cards, poetry books, cutting boards, handbags, up-cycled and re-purposed items, bath and beauty products, reclaimed furniture and crafts, toys, pencil art, outdoor wood furniture, honey and wax products. Snacks will be available for purchase from A Passion for Food.

Join the museum volunteers and docents for a fun-filled day on the museum grounds. Pick up that perfect last minute holiday gift and support Lake County artists.

This December event will help promote the growth of the Ely Stage Stop Blacksmith Shop and further the interaction of the local community with the history of Lake County and the Ely Stage Stop.

The Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road), Kelseyville, California. For more information, check out www.elystagestop.com, www.lakecountyhistory.org,  www.facebook.com/elystagestop, or call 707.533.9990, during museum hours, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3.p.m.

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Santa making sure all is set in the Ely barn for the Christmas Marketplace. Photos by Greg Blinn.

 

Ely Stage Stop Christmas Marketplace

Save the Date of December 17 for the Ely Christmas Marketplace with Santa. Local artists will be selling their handcrafted goods in the barn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. Crafted items for sale will include handmade jewelry, cards, poetry books, cutting boards, handbags, up-cycled and re-purposed items, bath and beauty products, reclaimed furniture and crafts, toys, pencil art, outdoor wood furniture, honey and wax products, and pickles from the Pickle Man. Snacks will be available for purchase from A Passion for Food.

Join the museum volunteers and docents for a wonderful day on the museum grounds with Santa.  He will be taking a much needed break from the North Pole to roam the grounds and join hayrides with the kids  – weather permitting. Bring your cameras!

The Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 State Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville, near Clear Lake 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.  Private tours can be arranged by appointment. Facilities are available to support events, conferences, or family gatherings.  Celebrate a wedding, reception, special anniversary, or family reunion.

Note that the museum will be closed both Saturday and Sunday, December 24 and 25 for the Christmas Holiday.

The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum welcomes more docents to greet visitors and share information on our history, our current displays, and our planned events.  Volunteers for maintenance and construction projects are also needed.

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.

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Hayride enjoyed with Santa at last year’s Ely Christmas Marketplace. Join the fun again this year on December 17. Photo by Greg Blinn.

December Holiday Happenings At Ely

Get in the holiday spirit with sounds of joy! The Old Time Fiddlers Association continues their monthly First Sunday Fiddlers’ Jam sessions in the Ely barn. On Sunday, December 4, they’ll be performing beautiful Americana music with a possible sprinkling of holiday cheer to get you in the spirit! Come ready to clap your hands and tap your toes. We’ll even make room for those who want to get up and dance! This is a free, family friendly event for all to enjoy, young and old alike.

The fun begins at the museum at 11:00 a.m. with the Fiddlers playing in the barn from 12 noon through 2 p.m. Come early to enjoy all of the newest 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. Take a musical break from all of that holiday shopping.

Save the Date of December 17 for the Ely Christmas Marketplace with Santa. Local artists will be selling their handcrafted goods in the barn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day.
Food will be available for purchase from A Passion for Food. Join the museum volunteers and docents for a wonderful day on the museum grounds with Santa. He will be taking a much needed break from the North Pole to roam the grounds and join hayrides with the kids – weather permitting.

Both events will help promote the growth of the Ely Stage Stop Blacksmith shop and further the interaction of the local community with the history of Lake County and the Ely Stage Stop.

The Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 State Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville, near Clear Lake 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. Private tours can be arranged by appointment. Facilities are available to support events, conferences, or family gatherings. Celebrate a wedding, reception, special anniversary, or family reunion.

Note that the museum will be closed both Saturday and Sunday, December 24 and 25 for the Christmas Holiday.

The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum welcomes more docents to greet visitors and share information on our history, our current displays, and our planned events. Volunteers for maintenance and construction projects are also needed.

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.

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Santa enjoying a different kind of ride at the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum last year. Join him again this year at the December 17 Ely Christmas Marketplace. Photo by Greg Blinn.

Ely Stage Stop November Update

The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum, operated by the Lake County Historical Society, will be closed Sunday, November 20, so docents and volunteers can attend the Historical Society’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Lakeport Senior Center with dinner being served at 2:00 p.m. The senior center is located at 527 Konocti Avenue in Lakeport. Tickets for LCHS members are $15.00, non-member tickets are $18.00, and tickets for children twelve and under are $5.00. The public is invited.

Living History Days have been suspended for November and December due to the holidays. The event will resume on the 4th Saturday of January, 2017.

The Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 State Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville, near Clear Lake 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.  Private tours can be arranged by appointment. Facilities are available to support events, conferences, or family gatherings.  Celebrate a wedding, reception, special anniversary, or family reunion.

The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum welcomes more docents to greet visitors and share information on our history, our current displays, and our planned events.  Volunteers for maintenance and construction projects are also needed.

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.

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Ely barn ready for the next event. Call the museum to reserve space for your group. Photo by Greg Blinn.

Ely Stage Stop Happenings

The weather may be changing but there are still lots of things happening at the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum. Although usually open every Saturday and Sunday, the museum will be closed the weekend of October 22 and 23. Ely has been chosen as the venue for a Boy Scout weekend campout. This is an annual event for the Boy Scouts allowing them to perform community service projects while honing their camping skills. This year they will camp out for two nights on the Ely property, clearing the hillside below Ely’s main house during the day.

That particular weekend would also have been Ely’s Living History Day. That activity is being pushed to the next Saturday, October 29. Historian Ruby Glebe will return to the Stage Stop that day to share more stories from the past. Glebe preserves and promotes Lake County’s historical resources. 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 be talking about the Pine Flat Community of 1870, once a quicksilver mining boomtown in the rugged Mayacamas Mountains that straddle Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties. Nothing remains of the community that was killed by the plummeting price of quicksilver and periodic wildfires that plague the area. Her presentation will begin at noon. Admission is free with donations accepted. Through these Living History Days at Ely, the stories of Lake County’s history are being preserved for future generations.

Finally, save the date of November 6 when Ely again hosts the California Old Time Fiddlers Association for a jam session in the Ely barn from noon till 2 p.m. Musicians will follow the usual round-robin format with donations benefitting both the Ely Stage Stop, helping to fund the construction of the blacksmith shop, and the Old Time Fiddlers Association District 10, using it to partially fund their scholarship programs.

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.  Private tours can be arranged by appointment. Facilities are available to support events, conferences, or family gatherings.  Celebrate a wedding, reception, special anniversary, or family reunion.

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.

The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum welcomes more docents to greet visitors and share information on our history, our current displays, and our planned events.  Volunteers for maintenance and construction projects are also needed. Come join the Lake County Historical Society and become a volunteer at Ely or our sister museum, the Gibson Museum & Cultural Center in Middletown.  Applications are always available.

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Weather permitting, many Ely events include opportunities for old time hay rides between the main house and the barn. Photo by Greg Blinn.

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Pictured is the main house at the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum. Photo by Greg Blinn.