Dr. Peter Barg

Midwife Frannie Leopold




Modern healthcare is a challenge for many, but what was it like fifty years ago on the remote and isolated Mendocino Coast? Come to the Kelley House Museum on Sunday, March 11, at 4 p.m. for “Alternative Health Care in the 1970s in Mendocino,” presented by Dr. Peter Barg and midwife Frannie Leopold.

The couple arrived on the Mendocino Coast in the early 1970s with the back to the land movement. They began serving the medical needs of the tiny, scattered coastal population, practicing together at the McCornack Center. They will relate experiences from their lifetime as medical practioners in an area and an era where patients are known by name.

“Sunday Afternoon With” is an ongoing speakers’ series presented by the Kelley House Museum six times per year. Cost is $5 for museum members, $7 for the public. The Kelley House is located at 45007 Albion Street in Mendocino. For more information, visit kelleyhousemuseum.org or call 707-937-5791.