Ruby Glebe Returns to Ely Stage Stop for Living History Day

Historian Ruby Glebe will return to the Ely Stage Stop on Saturday, August 27 to share more stories from the past during the museum’s Living History Day. Glebe preserves and promotes Lake County’s historical resources. On the fourth Saturday of each month local historians come to the Ely Stage Stop to visit with guests and answer questions regarding different aspects of Lake County history.  As these visits are recorded by Ely volunteers, the stories of Lake County’s history are being preserved for future generations.

Glebe will be talking about the Pine Flat Community of 1870, once a quicksilver mining boomtown in the rugged Mayacamas Mountains that straddle Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties. Nothing remains of the once thriving community turned to bust due to the plummeting price of quicksilver and periodic wildfires that plague the area. Her presentation will begin at noon. Admission is free with donations accepted.

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. Private tours can be arranged by appointment.

The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum welcomes more docents to greet visitors and share information on our history, our current displays, and our planned events.  Volunteers for maintenance and construction projects are also needed. Come join the Lake County Historical Society and become a volunteer at Ely or our sister museum, the Gibson Museum & Cultural Center in Middletown.  Applications will be available during the day.

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

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Lake County Historian Ruby Glebe returns to the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum on Saturday, August 27, for Living History Day. Her presentation will start at noon. Photo by Greg Blinn.