The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum, operated by the Lake County Historical Society, will be closed Saturday, September 24, due to its presence in the Pear Pavilion at the 24th anniversary of the Kelseyville Pear Festival. Come by the Pear Pavilion instead that day to talk to museum docents about their current displays and activities. See our stage coach replica up close. Ask about the progress being made on the Blacksmith Shop, the current all-volunteer museum project.
Due to the Saturday closure, September’s Living History Day, usually held the fourth Saturday of each month, will be cancelled. The museum will be open as usual Sunday, September, 25.
Save the October 2 date when the Ely Stage Stop Marketplace will join the Fiddlers’ Jam. This free, family friendly, fun-packed day can be enjoyed by all, young and old alike. The Marketplace, just outside the Ely barn, will feature local handcrafted goods and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. As usual, musicians will jam from noon to 2:00 p.m. inside the barn. Enjoy music, refreshments, and the opportunity to browse and purchase the wares of local craftsmen and artists. Food will be available for purchase on site.
The museum is located at 9921 Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville (near Clearlake Riviera). Normal hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Fiddlers’ Jams occur the first Sunday of every month from noon until 2 p.m. Living History events featuring local historians are held on the fourth Saturday of every month, again, from noon to 2 p.m.
Visit www.elystagestop.com or www.lakecountyhistory.org, check out the stage stop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elystagestop, or call the museum at 707-533-9990. Contact the museum for questions about volunteer work, donations of old wood for barn construction, or docent applications.
Ely Stage Coach will be on display in the Pear Pavilion during the 24th annual Kelseyville Pear Festival on Saturday, September 24. Contributed photo.