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Sunday Afternoon with Illustrators

August 14, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM $5 members/$7 non-members Illustrators have long been a vibrant part of the Mendocino art community. The Kelley House is excited to interview several whose work in the ‘70s and ‘80s appears as part of the Cat Mother exhibit currently on display in the museum. Mervin Gilbert, author of the comic collection Life in the Northwest Nowhere will talk about [...]

By |2022-12-04T13:13:13-08:00July 27, 2022|

July 4th Picnic & Lawn Party with the BEST Parade Viewing!

Monday, July 4th. HOURS: 11AM - 3PM Celebrate the Fourth of July on the Kelley House Lawn! Our biggest fundraiser is back after a two year hiatus. Dance to live music from the Mixed Nuts and watch the parade. Food will be courtesy of Miss KJ’s Bangin’ Bites food truck, serving street tacos, corn, fruit and churros. We’ll be selling margaritas, sangria, beer from North Coast [...]

By |2023-01-11T12:47:40-08:00April 26, 2022|

A Kelley House Holiday Celebration

December 4, 2021 Family fun with Santa and a toast to William Kelley’s 200th Birthday! VISIT SANTA 3:30-4:30 PM Bring your family and your holiday good cheer to snap a perfect picture standing next to Santa on our porch! Cookies and cider provided. Suggested donation: $5 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE 5-7 PM After Santa leaves for the North Pole, join us as we toast the bicentennial birthday [...]

By |2023-01-18T11:59:59-08:00November 17, 2021|

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|

Holiday Walking Tours Every Day!

We’ve lined up 12 straight days of walking tours from Dec. 21st though Jan 1st so you and your friends will have ample opportunity to join our expert docents at the Kelley House for a stroll through the downtown historic district. Once you’ve learned more about the unique history of this place, your perceptions will forever be changed. Visitors and residents alike will appreciate the informational [...]

By |2019-12-07T09:03:54-08:00December 7, 2019|

Candlelit Shopping Tour and Scotch-Tasting Event, Dec. 14th 4-7pm

Saturday December 14 with other local merchants to create a welcoming Second Saturday candlelit shopping experience in downtown Mendo. Come by the Kelley House between 5:00 and 7:00 and warm up with a drink! It’s a relaxing way to mingle with other lovers of fine Scotch, while supporting a worthy organization. Sarah Nathe will be pouring flights of five single-malt scotches. $25 per person. There will [...]

By |2019-12-07T09:00:25-08:00December 7, 2019|

Sunday Afternoon with… Katy Tahja, Dec. 22, 4-5pm

An Eclectic History of Mendocino County Local author Katy Tahja has just published her latest book, “An Eclectic History of Mendocino County.” Copies are flying off the shelves at bookstores, but we will have gift-wrapped copies signed by the author available to purchase here at Kelley House. During this casual one-hour presentation, Katy will entertain us with a trivia quiz covering fascinating topics in our county’s [...]

By |2019-12-07T01:10:30-08:00December 7, 2019|

Exhibit: Historic Dolls & Teddy Bears, Nov 29-Jan 6, 2020

Historic Dolls & Teddy Bears Making a Holiday Visit to Kelley House Museum. Our Holiday Exhibit is now up, and among the antique toys we pulled from the archives you’ll find three dolls that Daisy Kelley MacCallum used to played with, right here in her childhood home on Albion Street. This year they have new playmates. Several Victorian-era girl dolls have come to visit, as well [...]

By |2019-11-24T12:11:36-08:00November 24, 2019|

Nautical Collection at Kelley House

A new exhibit showcasing the nautical collection of coast resident Norman de Vall will open at the Kelley House Museum in Mendocino. Through November 11, you can see antique coastal charts dating back to the 1700’s, sextants old and new, a large brass compass from a sailing ship, taffrail logs that were pulled behind the ship to calculate its speed, a caulking mallet and irons, and [...]

By |2019-08-24T10:10:33-07:00August 24, 2019|

June 6 Volunteer Appreciation Party 4:30 PM

            WITH JUST ONE and a half staff positions, the Kelley House could not exist without its valued volunteers. From the Board of Directors, to docents, writers, gardeners and the events team, volunteers are celebrated each year at an annual appreciation party.            This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday, June 6, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.. If you have suggestions for the menu theme, please [...]

By |2019-03-17T13:59:16-07:00March 17, 2019|
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