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Sunday, May 26 Mendocino’s Historic Rose Walk with David Tahja 11 AM

Enjoy this exclusive guided tour of the historic roses in the town of Mendocino. Roses were a particular passion of Daisy Kelley MacCallum, eldest daughter of pioneers William and Eliza Kelley, and many of the roses she planted throughout Mendocino still bloom. Reservations are suggested for this special tour, led by docent David Tahja. Advance tickets are available at the Kelley House Museum and office for [...]

By |2019-03-16T18:58:18-07:00March 16, 2019|

May 17–July 22 Kelley House Museum Spring Exhibit

The Look Tin Eli Story: Exclusion & Citizenship on the Mendocino Coast This is one exhibit you won’t want to miss! Funded by the California State Library’s Civil Liberties Public Education Program, “The Story of Look Tin Eli: Exclusion & Citizenship on the Mendocino Coast” examines local historic ties to a topic that is still very much with us today. Mendocino-born businessman Look Tin Eli led [...]

By |2019-03-16T17:31:32-07:00March 16, 2019|

May 16 Members’ Spring Exhibit Preview Party 4:30 PM.

On Thursday, May 16, Kelley House members are invited to a preview of the spring exhibit, "Non-Inclusion: The Story of Look Tin Eli." Members enjoy exhibit and preview party Funded through a grant from the California State Library's Civil Liberties Public Education Program, this one-of-a-kind exhibit explores the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act and the legacy of Mendocino-born businessman Look Tin Eli. The party begins [...]

By |2019-03-16T14:08:28-07:00March 16, 2019|

May 16 Annual Member Meeting & Estate Planning presentation

THIS YEAR’S ANNUAL MEETING for members will be held just ahead of the members’ preview party for the spring exhibit, on Thursday, May 16. Beginning at 3 p.m., the meeting will also feature a presentation about Estate Planning. The Kelley House Board of Directors will review and discuss the status of the non-profit history organization, including budget and upcoming events. Primary expenses include salaries, utilities, maintaining [...]

By |2019-03-13T17:19:50-07:00March 13, 2019|

3/3 Sunday Afternoon With PAPA: Costume Design by the Decade, 1910-1940

            Costume designer Susan Collins is the featured speaker on Sunday, March 3, at Mendocino's Kelley House Museum beginning at 4 PM. The long-time member and co-manager of the Performing Arts Production Alliance will host "Sunday Afternoon With PAPA:  Costume Design by the Decade, 1910-1940."             Susan Collins has been costuming for Mendocino Theatre Company productions and the Gloriana Musical Theater for a number of years, [...]

By |2019-03-03T19:30:07-08:00March 3, 2019|

February 10 “Sunday Afternoon With the Cobbler: Old Soles and Happy Feet”

Mendocino shoemaker Jason Clapp will demonstrate the age-old art of making shoes from scratch, Sunday afternoon, February 10 from 4-5PM. He will also offer tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy relationship between your feet and footwear. Jason Clapp, owner Mendocino Shoeworks Some of the common repair services are new soles and heels, rip and seam repairs, stretching and therapeutic alterations. Shoe spa service including deep [...]

By |2019-02-10T22:00:32-08:00February 10, 2019|

January 18 – March 18 Form & Function of Fashion: The Way We Wore

Kelley House Winter “Fashion” Exhibit, Fridays-Mondays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.             What was hanging in the closets of Coast residents before there were polyester leisure suits? The Kelley House Museum will explore that question with its new winter exhibit featuring the fabrics, the forms, and the function of clothing worn by the people of Mendocino during the period 1860 to 1960.             Curated from the [...]

By |2019-01-05T13:22:06-08:00January 5, 2019|

MORE NEW PHOTOS Oct. 6 Emporium & Speakeasy Cocktail Party

Saturday, October 6 was a night to remember at Mendocino's Crown Hall. The Kelley House Emporium & Speakeasy Cocktail Party featured lavish food, custom cocktails, live music from the Dorian May Quartet, and both silent and live auctions. Here are some photos from the event. Tom Burnham as Al Capone's mother   Guest Jennifer Taylor and volunteer Karen Latham with luscious appetizers! [...]

By |2018-11-28T09:20:52-08:00November 28, 2018|

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 [...]

By |2018-11-28T08:40:44-08:00November 28, 2018|

“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 [...]

By |2018-10-22T13:30:44-07:00October 22, 2018|
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