Take a photographic journey through time featuring iconic Mendocino water towers from the 1880s to 2023. (Video created by Robert Dominy)

Discover the beauty, ingenuity, and architecture of these unique structures in the Kelley House Museum’s summer exhibit, “Water Tower Wonderland.” Using historic photographs, original pieces from local artists, and small-scale models, the exhibit explores the majesty and functionality of many well-known water towers, several still standing and some that aren’t. Renderings of Mendocino water towers are on display in several media, with serigraphs by Anne Kendall Foote and Bill Zacha, a quilt square by Dee Goodrich, and a linocut by Emmy Lou Packard. The Kelley House has also been working closely with Mendocino High School, and the exhibit includes pastels and architectural models made by students.

The full “Water Tower Wonderland” exhibit is on display at the Kelley House Museum, 45007 Albion Street, Mendocino. Thursday-Monday, 11am – 3pm. Now until September 18.