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.

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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!

June Fiddlers

This Sunday, June 6, we will be enjoying the beginning of summer in front of the Trolley Stage. The Old Time Fiddlers will be playing our favorite tunes outside as we sit in the shade of the oak grove. Be sure to bring your lawn chair. The music starts at noon and goes to 2 pm.
The BBQ will be hot and a slice of pie will satisfy the sweet tooth.
The Raffle basket theme this month is “Lets Go to the Spa”! Be sure to check out our Country Store and the Native Plant Garden on your way up to the house (Open from 11 am – 3 pm) to view the vintage wedding dresses on display.

Fiddlers Return May 2nd

On Sunday, May 2, we will be enjoying the warmth of spring in front of the Trolley Stage. The Old Time Fiddlers will be playing our favorite tunes in a COVID safe setting. The music starts at noon and goes to 2 pm.
The BBQ will be hot and a slice of pie will satisfy the sweet tooth. The Raffle basket theme will be “Let’s Get Gardening”! Be sure to check out the Treasure & Merchandise tables too.
Protective face mask with Clipping Paths.