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

Spring has Sprung – Fiddlers’ Jam Returns

On Sunday, March 28th (not the First Sunday because of Easter), we’re emerging from hibernation and hopefully enjoy some spring sunshine and daffodils 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 will be a “Daffodil Delight”! We will also have hand crafted bird houses for sale.

Attendance will be limited to the first 100 people to arrive.

Masks must be worn.

Bring your own lawn chair and social distance in the Grove.

Tenth Anniversary Celebration

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. The horses and wagons will be harness up and the livestock will be ready for your visit. There will be music and theatrical vignettes throughout the day.

The gates will close at 4 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.

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.”

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased…

Online: by going to the Store Tab on this website and selecting “Farm to Table Dinner” (Your tickets will be mailed to you)

By Mail: make your check out to the Lake County Historical Society (LCHS) and mail it to PO Box 31, Middletown, CA 95461 (Your tickets will be mailed to you, once your check clears the bank.)

In person: go to the Lake County Chamber of Commerce at 875 Lakeport Blvd in Lakeport (up on Vista Point) and pick up tickets in person. The Chamber Office hours are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Cash Only!

Should there be a Public Health issue, refunds will be made.

There is limited seating, so get your tickets soon. They go on sale to the Public on April 1st, 2021.

There is something for EVERYONE! Come help us CELEBRATE!