A special opportunity to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Lake County Historical Society will be presented to the public on Saturday, Aug. 22, when the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum again welcomes Ruby Glebe to lead the next in the series of living history events held on the fourth Saturday of each month.
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 share her insights on how that official position came about and the influence it has had on helping to preserve and protect the rich history of Lake County at a time when it was determined that significant pieces of that history were being lost.
Glebe will be available to the public in the Ely main house starting at noon to visit and answer questions.
At 1 p.m. she will present her program sharing information on the early days of the Lake County Historical Society, focusing on what drove its founding, its goals, and some of its greatest accomplishments. Glebe served as president of the society in 1975 and 1982.
She will remain available until 2 p.m. for more questions and insights.
Home to the Lake County Historical Society, the Ely Stage Stop is located at 9921 State Highway 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville, near Clear Lake Riviera, just north of Highway 29-Kit’s Corner.
Current hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. 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.