A new opportunity to enjoy Lake County history will be introduced to the public on Saturday, February 28, when the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum presents the first in a series of Living History events from noon to 2 p.m. Local historians will come on site to share stories from the past. The event will repeat on the fourth Saturday of every month.
Ruby Glebe, one of Lake County’s newest centenarians, will kick off the series. Glebe is well known and respected for her work in preserving and promoting Lake County’s historical resources and for her contributions to the Kelseyville community. Fifteen years ago the County Board of Supervisors appointed Glebe to the position of Lake County Historian. She is only the third person to hold this distinction, preceded by Henry Mauldin and Marion Goebel.
Glebe will be available to the public in the Ely main house starting at noon to visit and answer questions. At 1 p.m. she will present a brief program relating to the 1914 arrival of electricity in Kelseyville from a power plant built on Kelsey Creek. She will remain available until 2 p.m. for more questions and insights.
Home to the Lake County Historical Society, the stage stop is located at 9921 State Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville, near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Hwy 29-Kit’s Corner. Current hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. 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.