Former Sunday Afternoon Chats

A few of our previous Sunday Afternoon With….

Hippies at Toad Hall

On July 26, 2015 for our Sunday Afternoon speaker series, legendary club manager Lee Larsen White presents insight on Toad Hall and the colorful characters and subculture alive and boogie-ing in Mendocino during the 70s. Join us![... see more]

A Mendocino Review Repeat by Popular Demand

Back by popular demand! To wrap up the current exhibit Hippies Use the Back Door, the Kelley House will present a repeat of last month's sold out, standing room only, Sunday Afternoon With...sound slideshow on November 15, 2015 at 4:00PM. Bruce Levene will again present “A Mendocino Review”. This video slideshow with sound features music and photographs from an audio recording made at a 1973 Preston Hall concert, as well as graphics, spoken voice and poetry from the 1970s. Musicians are[... see more]

The Frolic Shipwreck

The Frolic Shipwreck: Birth of Pioneer Mendocino
  • Sunday, February 28, 2016
  • Location Escola Room of the Museum
  • Time: 4:00-5:00PM
  • Cost: $7 non-members; $5 members
Robert Becker discusses the wreck of the Frolic in 1850 and how that led to the birth of pioneer Mendocino. Robert discusses the relative mayhem of those days in California; and how pioneers made sense of unexpected opportunities. Robert Becker is a veteran docent at the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. He has taught at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. More recently,[... see more]

Sunday Afternoon With Sandra Kearney

Sunday Afternoon With Sandra Kearney, Discussing the Noyo Women's Rowing Crew February 12, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sandra Kearney will talk about the Noyo Women's Rowing Crew and what contemporary women on the Coast do for fun and recreation. This talk is in conjunction with the Museum's new exhibit, "Fun and Games: Mendocino at Play," running now through March 27.[... see more]

March 12 4pm Sunday Afternoon With Steve Cardullo

Sports historian and longtime Westport resident Steve Cardullo will speak on “Sunday Baseball in Fort Bragg.” His talk will cover the history of baseball and its movement westward after the Civil War, the development of Sunday Baseball and some of the standout players on the Fort Bragg loggers team.[... see more]

Vicki Werkley's "Taking The Redwoods"

Freelance writer, editor and consultant Vicki Hessel Werkley returns to Mendocino on Sunday, June 11th, as the featured speaker at the Kelley House Museum’s “A Sunday Afternoon With. . .” The topic of that afternoon will be “Taking the Redwoods,” a discussion centered on the life of a fictional woman photographer of 1885 Mendocino, mentored by real life photographer, Ira C. Perry.  The book fits in perfectly with the focus of the Kelley Museum’s current exhibit “Framing History: Worth a[... see more]

Sunday Afternoon With Coast Photographers July 23, 4PM

Please join us on Sunday, July 23, at 4 p.m. for a special panel presentation from four of the Coast's premier photographers. John Birchard, Ron LeValley, Julie Masterson and Nicholas Wilson will present examples of their work and talk about the challenges and pleasures of photography on the Mendocino Coast. Admission for members is $5; non-members pay $7. Please come early for best seating. The panel discussion is part of the Kelley House Museum's ongoing speaker series, "Sunday Afternoon With," and[... see more]

Sunday Afternoon With Your Ancestors, 9/24 4PM

Sunday Afternoon With Your Ancestors, presented by Phil Carnahan and Barbara Webster Have you ever wondered about your ancestors, but been deterred by the cost of learning more about them? Two residents of Ukiah are coming to the Kelley House Museum on Sunday, September 24, at 4:00 p.m. to discuss how they addressed that situation. Barbara Webster will speak about the work done by Phil Carnahan to make history, particularly family history, more accessible to people who want to learn about[... see more]

Sunday Afternoon With the Maxwell Clan, October 22, 4pm

Anyone who has ever been to Mendocino has likely experienced the marvelous body of work created by the late Perley Maxwell (1869-1931), an amateur photographer, craftsman, and musician who took myriad photos of the Mendocino Coast in early 1900s. On Sunday, October 22, grandsons, great-granddaughters and extended family will share their memories at “Sunday Afternoon With the Maxwell Clan,” part of the ongoing speakers series at Mendocino’s Kelley House Museum. The program begins at 4 p.m. and is $5 for[... see more]

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