June 14th, 2013 by nancy
A Sunday Afternoon With…The Mendocino Music Festival
By Katy Tahja
If an instrument can be struck, plucked, blown, scrapped, strummed, or picked, it has probably been played at the biggest summer party of the year – the Mendocino Music Festival. On June 23 at 3 p.m. at the Kelley House “A Sunday Afternoon With…” organizers, performers and music lovers of the Festival will gather to share memories of twenty-seven years of music.
Allan Pollack and Susan Waterfall, along with Carolyn Steinbuck, Barbara Faulkner, and Marcia Lotter, will share stories about special moments in music festival history along with exhibiting photos, programs and memorabilia.
Join us at the Kelley House on Sunday, June 23, for a sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes stories that make the festival a magical summer experience. Light refreshment will be served. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.
July 12th, 2012 by nancy
Join us on the Kelley House Museum lawn to enjoy the parade and dance to the music of The Mixed Nuts on Wednesday, July 4th. Delicious food, yummy ice cream and plenty of beer will be on hand.
July 4th on the Kelley House Lawn
- July 4th BBQ
May 24th, 2013 by nancy
Anyone who is interested in a truly unique version of logging on the Mendocino Coast will want to attend the Kelley House Museum’s “Sunday Afternoon with…Sinker Logging” on Sunday, May 26. Loggers Tony Crowell and Jon Ramsey will join us to share information about their salvage experiences.
On Big River, Albion and Navarro rivers, logs were floated downstream to the lumber mills at ocean’s edge. However, not all the logs made it to the mill. Some sank in the river beds, hence the name “sinkers.” In the 1990s, a new breed of loggers went looking for these sinkers. Salvage logging kept hardy crews of individuals employed until environmental restrictions ended this process in the late 1990s.
Come hear Crowell and Ramsey share stories of their adventures on Sunday, May 26, at 3 pm. Light refreshment will be served. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Past programs are for sale. Kelley House Museum, 45007 Albion St., Mendocino, 707-937-5791