On June 13 the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum will celebrate the arrival of summer with their annual Picnic on the Porch. It promises to be a food and fun-filled day on the wrap-around porch looking out on Mt. Konocti. Seating is limited so get your tickets now! The return of this annual event is greatly anticipated by those who have attended in past years and those who may have missed out.
The day will be filled with entertainment and living history. Professional Harpist Linda Brown will offer a range of Celtic, classical, and other melodies. A delicious seasonal box lunch from Rosey Cooks, local gourmet catering owned by Rosemary Martin, will be provided at noon. Rosey’s lunch is always a big hit. Bring your own wine to sip in beautiful Ely Stage Stop wine glasses that are always available for purchase.
Fashions “Then and Now” will be featured during the event. Barbara White, local specialist in period clothing, will model fashions popular in the Stage Coach Era. Anna Jones, of Anna’s Boutique, will model local contemporary women’s fashions. Games, basket raffles and silent auction items will round out the afternoon.
This year the main house will showcase the newest display on the history of the Dairy Industry in Lake County. In addition to the stage coach and retired San Francisco cable car, seldom seen pieces of historic farm equipment can be viewed in the barn and on the grounds. Come see the progress being made on our Blacksmith complex.
Although lunch is typically served at noon, the fun will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Event cost is $30/per person. For tickets, call 707-533-9990 (Ely’s message line) or visit the museum and ask the docents for tickets during museum hours, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by June 8.
The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum, home to the Lake County Historical Society, is located at 9921 Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville. Visit www.elystagestop.org or www.lakecountyhistory.org or check out the stage stop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elystagestop.