The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum welcomes back the Old Time Fiddlers Association for the monthly First Sunday Fiddlers’ Jam on Sunday, February 7. Fiddlers, as well as other musicians, will meet in the Ely barn to perform their wonderful Americana music. Donations benefit both the Ely Stage Stop, helping to fund the blacksmith shop, and the Old Time Fiddlers Association, helping to fund their scholarship programs.
The fun begins at the museum at 11:00 a.m. Come and enjoy the main house displays, learn the history of the building and its relocation to the present site, and get the latest information on up-coming events as spring is just around the corner. Musicians will play from noon through 2 p.m. (allowing plenty of time to get home and set for the Super Bowl). There will be the regular monthly raffle with a Valentine theme near the end of the day.
This is a free, family friendly event for all to enjoy, so bring young and old alike. Enjoy the music with hot beverages and tasty treats. Bring your own wine and sip it in Ely Stage Stop wine glasses that will be available for purchase. Don’t miss the chance to clap your hands, tap your toes and maybe get up and dance.
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 11:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Fiddlers’ Jams occur the first Sunday of every month. Living History events are held on the fourth Saturday of each month, again, from noon until 2 p.m.
Come join the fun and become a volunteer at Ely! Applications will be available.
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.
Musicians pleasing the crowd at the October 2015 Fiddlers’ Jam in the Ely barn. Join the fun on February 7. Photo by Greg Blinn.