Second Saturday Holiday Open House & Scotch Tasting 12/8

Make Merry at Mendocino’s Kelley House Museum! This holiday season, you can experience a Victorian Christma and the five whisky regions of Scotland — all at the Kelley House in Mendocino. On Saturday, December 8, the Kelley House Museum will hold special evening hours during the annual Candlelit Shopping Night in downtown Mendocino. From 5-7 p.m. you can explore the beautiful period home and museum while sipping single malt whisky from Scotland’s Campbeltown, Lowlands, Islay, Highlands and Speyside regions. The learn more…

“Outlaws of the 20th Century: Rum Runners and Pot Farmers” Autumn Exhibit

“Outlaws” Exhibit extended through November 27 The remote and rugged Mendocino Coast made it an ideal place to smuggle alcohol during the 1920s. The 1970s saw the growth of the cannabis industry, despite it not being a legally produced and marketed product. There are obvious parallels between the economic and social outcomes of the prohibition of alcohol, brought about by the Volstead Act of 1919 (repealed in 1933), and the legislation against the use and sale of marijuana, specifically its learn more…

Oct. 21 Sunday Afternoon With the Brewmasters

Sunday Afternoon With the Brewmasters October 21 Love beer? Then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about modern beer making from two local experts. Stephen Duerr, co-founder of Fort Bragg’s Overtime Brewing, and beer maker Drew Jackson, Blue Ribbon winner at the 2018 Sonoma Harvest Fair for his Frolic Wee Heavy, will share their love of beer Sunday, October 21, from 4-5 p.m. at the Kelley House. You will see a demonstration of a magnetic stirplate, used to learn more…

9/23 Sunday Afternoon With Pioneers of Pot

Local medical marijuana legend Pebbles Trippet and cannabis heritage expert Brian Applegarth will trace the history of cannabis, its roles, and those who trailblazed what is estimated to be an $8.5 Billion dollar economy in California alone. “Sunday Afternoon With Pioneers of Pot” will be presented September 23  from 4-5PM in the Escola Room of the Kelley House Museum.      

Oct. 10 Dine Out at the MacCallum House 5 – 9 p.m.

The MacCallum House Restaurant is hosting a benefit for the Kelley House Museum on Wednesday evening, October 10. The Dine-Out Night begins at 5:00 p.m. in the bar and continues with dinner in the restaurant from 5:30-8:00 p.m.. All proceeds from both the bar and restaurant go to our non-profit history museum. Reservations for dinner are suggested and can be made by calling 707-937-0289, or online at www.maccallumhouse.com. The MacCallum House is located across the street from the Kelley House learn more…

Oct. 8 Second Annual MARTHA WAGNER SERVICE DAY 9 a.m.

  On Monday, October 8, the Kelley House Museum is hosting the Second Annual MARTHA WAGNER Service Day . . . when volunteers pitch in and help out with minor repairs, painting and gardening at the 1861 historic house and grounds. The late Martha Wagner was a steadfast benefactor of the Kelley House who was passionate about the garden. Beginning with pastries and mimosas at 8:30 a.m., the work day starts at nine, breaking for a brown bag lunch at learn more…

Sept. 6 Autumn Exhibit Members’ Preview Party 4:30-6 p.m.

Members of the Kelley House Museum are invited to attend a Preview Party on Thursday, September 6, for the Autumn Exhibit, “Outlaws of the 20th Century: Rum Runners and Pot Farmers.” Stop by and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and re-visit the underground economy of the last century. The remote and rugged Mendocino terrain made it an ideal place to smuggle alcohol during the 1920s, and to grow marijuana for fun and profit, beginning in earnest in the 1970s. Members’ learn more…

July 14 Second Saturday Reception 5 – 7 p.m.

What better way to celebrate Bastille Day than with a glass of wine and a trip through time! Stop by the Kelley House Museum this Saturday evening before the Music Festival and enjoy “Dad’s Red” or “It’s My Fault” white wine, compliments of Pacific Star Winery. You will also have the opportunity to visit with Curator Anne Cooper about the history of Mendocino and the Coast. Get an early start on your World Cup Finals celebration at the Kelley House learn more…

6/10 Sunday Afternoon With Vince Johnson’s Old Bottles

Collectible bottle aficionado and local historian Vince Johnson will be the featured speaker at the Kelley House Museum for “Sunday Afternoon With Vince Johnson’s Old Bottles,” June 10 from 4-5PM. A descendant of the pioneering Doyle family, for whom Caspar’s Doyle Creek is named, Vince developed an early interest in old bottles while in elementary school in his hometown of Fort Bragg. A volunteer writer and researcher for the Kelley House Museum since the early ’90s, Vince was instrumental in learn more…

May 20 Spring Harvest Dinner at St. Anthony’s

Spring Harvest Dinner Celebrates Local Flavor Savor the tastes of spring with a sumptuous dinner showcasing the bounty of the season and featuring the finest from local ranchers and coastal farmers. Join the Kelley House Museum Board and staff at the benefit Spring Harvest Dinner on Sunday, May 20, at Mendocino’s St. Anthony Parish Hall. The party begins at 4:00 p.m. on the deck overlooking the magnificent Pacific, with complimentary sparkling wine and savory appetizers. The multi-course buffet dinner is served at learn more…