History Lives on at Ely Stage Stop

Another opportunity to enjoy Lake County history will be available to the public on Saturday, May 23, when the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum presents the next in a series of Living History events from noon to 2 p.m. Local historian Ruby Glebe will return to the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum on Saturday to share more stories from the past.

Glebe is well known and respected for her work in preserving and promoting Lake County’s historical resources. 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 with guests and answer questions.  At 1 p.m. she will present a program relating to Dr. Hugh J. Glenn for whom Glenn County, northeast of Lake County, was named. Dr. Glenn, a man of great prominence in political and commercial life, was considered to be the “wheat king” of the western world managing 45,000 acres of wheat. Learn how the agricultural opportunities of his day related to the success of the pioneers settling in Lake County. 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 3:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Living history events are held on the fourth Saturday of each month. 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.