Former Sunday Afternoon Chats

A few of our previous Sunday Afternoon With….

Hippies at Toad Hall

On July 26, 2015 for our Sunday Afternoon speaker series, legendary club manager Lee Larsen White presents insight on Toad Hall and the colorful characters and subculture alive and boogie-ing in Mendocino during the 70s. Join us![... see more]

A Mendocino Review Repeat by Popular Demand

Back by popular demand! To wrap up the current exhibit Hippies Use the Back Door, the Kelley House will present a repeat of last month's sold out, standing room only, Sunday Afternoon With...sound slideshow on November 15, 2015 at 4:00PM. Bruce Levene will again present “A Mendocino Review”. This video slideshow with sound features music and photographs from an audio recording made at a 1973 Preston Hall concert, as well as graphics, spoken voice and poetry from the 1970s. Musicians are[... see more]

The Frolic Shipwreck

The Frolic Shipwreck: Birth of Pioneer Mendocino
  • Sunday, February 28, 2016
  • Location Escola Room of the Museum
  • Time: 4:00-5:00PM
  • Cost: $7 non-members; $5 members
Robert Becker discusses the wreck of the Frolic in 1850 and how that led to the birth of pioneer Mendocino. Robert discusses the relative mayhem of those days in California; and how pioneers made sense of unexpected opportunities. Robert Becker is a veteran docent at the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. He has taught at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. More recently,[... see more]

Making of the Film "Impact of the 'Frolic'"

Join us on Sunday, March 20th, at 4:00 p.m. for our next 'Sunday Afternoon With . . . Matthew Ritenour.'  Matt directed the film, Impact of the Frolic, which has been featured as part of our 'Dark &Stormy Night: Mendocino Coast Shipwrecks' exhibit. Matthew Ritenour is a director and cinematographer. His anthropological education brings a rare perspective to the craft of film making. Blending the best documentary and cinematic techniques, Matt’s focus is using the latest advanced camera technologies and storytelling[... see more]

Whaling and Portuguese Immigration

Sunday, June 12th, 2016 the Kelley House presents a talk by Dr. Elmano Costa of California State University, Stanislaus titled "Hooked to America - the Whaling Industry's Influence on Portuguese Immigration."  Dr. Costa has been a professor of Teacher Education and the Director of Portuguese Studies at CSU Stanislaus since 1995. Dr. Costa has personal experience as an immigrant, having come to the Central Valley of California from the Azores with his family at the age of ten. This "Sunday Afternoon[... see more]

Mendocino's Chinese Heritage

Sunday, June 26th, 2016, Lorraine Hee-Chorley, local author and resident historian of the Chinese community, will present a discussion of the history of the Chinese in Mendocino at the Kelley House Museum's "Sunday Afternoon With . . ." program.  From the popular "Images of America" series Arcadia book, written by Ms. Hee-Chorley, and titled Chinese in Mendocino County, we have the following: "Lorraine Hee-Chorley, [is] a fourth generation descendant of one of Mendocino's first Chinese settlers and a director on[... see more]

Levene’s Final 70s Digital Scrapbook Presentation at Kelley House

On Sunday July 31st, at 3 p.m. the Kelley House Museum will present a reprise of Bruce Levene’s digital scrapbook of music, photographs, graphics, spoken voice and poetry from Mendocino in the 1970s. The revised two hour presentation, now titled “Good Hope,” contains works by 25 musicians, 6 poets, 5 interview excerpts, 6 Mendocino News Service/KMFB excerpts, 17 known photographers and artists plus numerous graphics. Due to the presentation’s length, the program will begin at 3:00 p.m. (instead of the usual 4:00[... see more]

All Crops Start with Seeds

Cherie Christiansen, host of the KZYX Farm and Garden Show and founder of the Seed Exchange at the Mendocino Farmer’s Market, will be the speaker Sunday, September 25 at the Kelley House Sunday Afternoon With… program in conjunction with the current exhibit When Farm to Table was Everyday. She will talk about why seeds—the beginning of any food crop—are essential to the health of our food, our farms, and our families and why seeds matter historically and right now. She will[... see more]

Bodnar and Batist on Eating Local

Sarah Bodnar and Gowan Batist are the women who put eating locally to the test for an entire year in 2013. They went entirely off the "industrial food system" and ate only those foods they could procure locally. As noted in an article in the Ukiah Daily Journal in February 2014, the experiment challenged the "inner pioneer woman." Bodnar and Batist will speak about the experience at the Kelley House Sunday, October 23rd, at 4:00PM, as part of our series of[... see more]

Sunday Afternoon With Sandra Kearney

Sunday Afternoon With Sandra Kearney, Discussing the Noyo Women's Rowing Crew February 12, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sandra Kearney will talk about the Noyo Women's Rowing Crew and what contemporary women on the Coast do for fun and recreation. This talk is in conjunction with the Museum's new exhibit, "Fun and Games: Mendocino at Play," running now through March 27.[... see more]