The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum, operated by the Lake County Historical Society, will be closed Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, in observance of the Easter weekend. The museum will reopen Saturday, April 11.
Due to the closure, April’s Fiddlers’ Jam, usually held the first Sunday of each month, will move to Sunday, April 12, when it will be joined by the first ever Ely Stage Stop Marketplace. The Marketplace, just outside the Ely barn, will feature local handcrafted goods and Ely surplus items for sale and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. As usual, musicians will jam from noon to 2:00 p.m. inside the barn. Visit the main house and enjoy the newest display about the history of the Dairy Industry in Lake County.
The museum is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Hwy 281) in Kelseyville (near Clearlake Riviera). Normal hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Fiddlers’ Jams occur the first Sunday of every month (except in April when it moves to the second Sunday due to the Easter holiday) from noon until 2:00 p.m. Living History events featuring local historians are held on the fourth Saturday of every month, again, from noon to 2:00 p.m.
Contact number for questions about volunteer work, donations of old wood for barn construction, or docent applications is (707)533-9990.
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.