Previous Sunday Afternoon Sessions

Bodnar and Batist on Eating Local

Bodnar and Batist on Eating Local...

Sarah Bodnar and Gowan Batist are the women who put eating locally to the test for an entire year in 2013. They went entirely off the "industrial food system" and ate only those foods they could procure locally. As noted in an article in the Ukiah Daily Journal in February 2014, the experiment challenged the "inner pioneer woman." Bodnar and Batist will speak about the experience at the Kelley House Sunday, October 23rd, at 4:00PM, as part of our series of Sunday Afternoon With...presentations. This program is offered in conjunction with our current exhibit, "When Farm to Table Was Every Day." Bodnar,[...]
All Crops Start with Seeds

All Crops Start with Seeds...

Cherie Christiansen, host of the KZYX Farm and Garden Show and founder of the Seed Exchange at the Mendocino Farmer’s Market, will be the speaker Sunday, September 25 at the Kelley House Sunday Afternoon With… program in conjunction with the current exhibit When Farm to Table was Everyday. She will talk about why seeds—the beginning of any food crop—are essential to the health of our food, our farms, and our families and why seeds matter historically and right now. She will also tell the story of how the biannual Seed Exchange at the Mendocino Farmer’s Market was started 10 years ago. Ms.[...]
Levene’s Final 70s Digital Scrapbook Presentation at Kelley House

Levene’s Final 70s Digital Scrapbook Presentation at Kelley House...

On Sunday July 31st, at 3 p.m. the Kelley House Museum will present a reprise of Bruce Levene’s digital scrapbook of music, photographs, graphics, spoken voice and poetry from Mendocino in the 1970s. The revised two hour presentation, now titled “Good Hope,” contains works by 25 musicians, 6 poets, 5 interview excerpts, 6 Mendocino News Service/KMFB excerpts, 17 known photographers and artists plus numerous graphics. Due to the presentation’s length, the program will begin at 3:00 p.m. (instead of the usual 4:00 p.m.), with a 10 minute intermission. Levene first presented a shorter version of this program in October 2015, in conjunction with[...]
Mendocino's Chinese Heritage

Mendocino's Chinese Heritage...

Sunday, June 26th, 2016, Lorraine Hee-Chorley, local author and resident historian of the Chinese community, will present a discussion of the history of the Chinese in Mendocino at the Kelley House Museum's "Sunday Afternoon With . . ." program.  From the popular "Images of America" series Arcadia book, written by Ms. Hee-Chorley, and titled Chinese in Mendocino County, we have the following: "Lorraine Hee-Chorley, [is] a fourth generation descendant of one of Mendocino's first Chinese settlers and a director on the nonprofit board that is the guardian to the Temple of Kwan Tai." The program is offered in conjunction with the[...]
Whaling and Portuguese Immigration

Whaling and Portuguese Immigration...

Sunday, June 12th, 2016 the Kelley House presents a talk by Dr. Elmano Costa of California State University, Stanislaus titled "Hooked to America - the Whaling Industry's Influence on Portuguese Immigration."  Dr. Costa has been a professor of Teacher Education and the Director of Portuguese Studies at CSU Stanislaus since 1995. Dr. Costa has personal experience as an immigrant, having come to the Central Valley of California from the Azores with his family at the age of ten. This "Sunday Afternoon With . . ." is offered in conjunction with our exhibit highlighting the story of immigration to the North Coast,[...]
Making of the Film "Impact of the 'Frolic'"

Making of the Film "Impact of the 'Frolic'"...

Join us on Sunday, March 20th, at 4:00 p.m. for our next 'Sunday Afternoon With . . . Matthew Ritenour.'  Matt directed the film, Impact of the Frolic, which has been featured as part of our 'Dark &Stormy Night: Mendocino Coast Shipwrecks' exhibit. Matthew Ritenour is a director and cinematographer. His anthropological education brings a rare perspective to the craft of film making. Blending the best documentary and cinematic techniques, Matt’s focus is using the latest advanced camera technologies and storytelling techniques to share the results of anthropological research with the public. His films have won multiple awards, including a regional[...]