Daisy Kelley MacCallum’s cake recipe, sent to Beth Stebbins and Dorothy Bear in 1979 by Drex Kelley, grandson of Daisy’s brother Otis. The handwriting belongs to either Daisy or Drex’s mother Susan McDonald Kelley (wife of Otis’ oldest son Lloyd)
New Exhibit! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mendocino Historical Research Inc., now known as the Kelley House Museum. Meet founders Dorothy Bear and Beth Stebbins, who moved to Mendocino, fell in love with local history, then galvanized a community to establish a research center to preserve the town’s many stories and artifacts. On display are some of the earliest donations made to MHR: census records from the 1860s, clothing from the Kelley family, the Ford family’s Bible, materials from Bear & Stebbins’ first exhibit “Mendocino Homes,” Anne Kendall Foote’s bespoke wallpaper reproductions, and photographs of the activists whose labor restored the house and whose contributions have supported the Kelley House over the years. 45007 Albion Street, Mendocino. Thursday-Monday, 11am – 3pm. Now until February 26.