Lake County connection to the Civil War to be presented at Ely Stage Stop

The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum presents the next Living History event on Saturday, October 24. This will be the final Living History Day for this year. November and December events have been suspended due to the approaching holiday season.

The October event will welcome Phil Smoley, Lake County Historical Society Board Member and Civil War aficionado. Smoley will be available to the public in the Ely main house starting at noon to talk about how the Civil War helped to save Clear Lake. He will be available until 2 p.m. to visit with guests and answer questions.

The Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum 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 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Living History events are held on the fourth Saturday of each month from noon until 2 p.m. Fiddlers’ Jams occur the first Sunday of every month, again, from noon until 2 p.m.

Visit or, check out the stage stop on Facebook at, or call the museum at 707-533-9990.