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The Kelley Family

In honor of the 160th anniversary of the Kelley House, a permanent exhibit showcasing the home’s original inhabitants opened in December 2021 at the museum. Rediscover the Kelley Family: parents William and Eliza, and their four children, Daisy, Russell, Elise, and Otis, along with their extended family. A beautiful, hand-embellished family tree helps visitors understand their relationships to each other. Among the exhibit’s highlights is a [...]

By |2021-12-17T16:11:30-08:00December 17, 2021|

Rediscovering the Kelleys – A New Exhibit About an Old Family

In honor of the 160th anniversary of the Kelley House, a new permanent exhibit showcasing the home’s original inhabitants opens this December at the museum. Rediscover the Kelley Family: parents William and Eliza, and their four children, Daisy, Russell, Elise, and Otis, along with their extended family. A beautiful, hand-embellished family tree helps visitors understand their relationships to each other. Among the exhibit’s highlights is a [...]

By |2021-12-17T15:41:02-08:00December 17, 2021|

Then and Now Photo Exhibit

“Then and Now” exhibit portrays the town of Mendocino and its surroundings by comparing scenes photographed approximately 100 years apart. The original photographs, taken by local, amateur photographer Perley Maxwell, were printed by the 2002 Mendocino High School photography class. The students then took modern day digital images of the same location. These revealing images show how things have changed and how some things may never [...]

By |2021-09-06T18:50:39-07:00September 6, 2021|

Sarah Nathe, President

"The Kelley House offers a window into the past on the Mendocino coast and an open door to the rest of the world. Each day I work as a docent I meet people interested in our history who also have fascinating stories of their own, some from nearby and others from far-flung parts of the globe. As Faulkner said, The past is never dead; it’s not [...]

By |2020-03-08T14:03:46-07:00March 8, 2020|

South of Main, Discovering the Lost Buildings of the Mendocino Headlands

2020 WINTER / SPRING EXHIBIT: SOUTH OF MAIN, OPENS JANUARY 24 THROUGH MAY 18, 2020.  Our next show will use historical photos, maps and artifacts to tell the story of that part of downtown Mendocino located on the south side of Main Street. Once a coastal prairie, then a bustling rail and lumberyard ringed by stores and houses, it is now devoid of buildings and known as the Mendocino Headlands State Park. The exhibit [...]

By |2020-01-19T20:30:54-08:00January 19, 2020|

Member Meeting: Saturday morning 5/5

Join us for coffee and our annual Member Meeting! All Kelley House Museum members are invited to attend our annual Member Meeting on Saturday, May 5, at at 9 a.m. in the Escola Room. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and pastry served. Dorothy Bear (seated) and Beth Stebbins (behind) in the Kelley House kitchen with the deed to the property and their renovation [...]

By |2018-05-05T15:15:48-07:00May 5, 2018|

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