Ely Stage Stop to close for Pear Festival Day

The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum, operated by the Lake County Historical Society, will be closed Saturday, September 26, due to its presence in the Pear Pavilion at the 23rd 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 Complex, the current all-volunteer museum project.

The museum will be open as usual Sunday, September, 27.

Due to the Saturday closure, September’s Living History Day, usually held the fourth Saturday of each month, will be canceled. The popular event will resume its regular schedule on October 24.

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.


Dr. John Parker, Ely Stage Stop and Gibson Museums Collections Manager, encouraging donations at an Ely event to support the construction of the all-volunteer Blacksmith Complex. Photo by Greg Blinn.