New Native Plant Garden at the Ely

The new Demonstration Garden of Native Plants of Lake County has been completed. Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise under the guidance of the UC Master Gardeners.

Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise

Jerry Marquis – President, Marie Beery, Michelle Buehl, Buz Dereniuk, Terry Dereniuk, Pam Duncan-Shine, Jennifer Ishihara, Rob Ishihara, April Knoll, Cathleen Mondifrans, and Joe Riopel

Karen Sullivan supplied plants along with UC Davis .

UC Master Gardeners

Barbara Haddon, Louise Pagone, Susan Rode, Karen Sullivan, Merry Jo Valesquez, and Karol Ward.

The Lake County Historical Society / Ely Stage Stop appreciates partnering with other community organizations. Thank you Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise.

Tenth Anniversary Celebration Update 6/20/21

Plans are under way for a big celebration this summer. It is the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum. A committee is working diligently 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, root beer floats, and popcorn. There will be demonstrations and displays of Lake County History and music and theatrical vignettes throughout the day.

Bring the kids! They will be able to pan for “gold”, and learn about the archaeological Field School from Yuba College, who are surveying the original Ely homestead. The horses and wagons will be harness up and they can even have their face painted.

The gates will close at 3 pm so that we can get ready an exciting evening benefit event.

Our Anniversary celebration will conclude with a Farm to Table dinner, benefiting the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum. Thanks to our wonderful community, we are SOLD OUT!

A delicious BBQ dinner by Smokin’ “S” BBQ Company will be served. The menu consists of Pork Tenderloin with pear chutney, summer vegetables, salad, artisan breads, and dessert. All elegantly serviced outside under the Oaks in our Trolley Grove. Wine and Beer will be available for sale.

David Neft will entertain us with his music before and during dinner.

The highlight of the evening will be the popular Cowboy Entertainer, Dave Stamey from Central California. “Cowboys and Indians” magazine has called him “the Charlie Russell of western music. He has fans from near and far.”

There is something for EVERYONE! Come help us CELEBRATE!

Brides of Yesterday Exhibit

Guests of the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum will have the opportunity to view a selection of wedding dresses dating from the late 1800’s to the 1940’s.

The exhibit opens Saturday, May 1st and runs through July and can be viewed during regular museum hours – Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3 pm.

Beatrice Stiles Weston
May 17, 1921