May 24th, 2013 by nancy
Anyone who is interested in a truly unique version of logging on the Mendocino Coast will want to attend the Kelley House Museum’s “Sunday Afternoon with…Sinker Logging” on Sunday, May 26. Loggers Tony Crowell and Jon Ramsey will join us to share information about their salvage experiences.
On Big River, Albion and Navarro rivers, logs were floated downstream to the lumber mills at ocean’s edge. However, not all the logs made it to the mill. Some sank in the river beds, hence the name “sinkers.” In the 1990s, a new breed of loggers went looking for these sinkers. Salvage logging kept hardy crews of individuals employed until environmental restrictions ended this process in the late 1990s.
Come hear Crowell and Ramsey share stories of their adventures on Sunday, May 26, at 3 pm. Light refreshment will be served. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Past programs are for sale. Kelley House Museum, 45007 Albion St., Mendocino, 707-937-5791
July 12th, 2012 by nancy
Join us on the Kelley House Museum lawn to enjoy the parade and dance to the music of The Mixed Nuts on Wednesday, July 4th. Delicious food, yummy ice cream and plenty of beer will be on hand.
July 4th on the Kelley House Lawn
- July 4th BBQ
April 2nd, 2013 by nancy
Sharing Music from the 70s
April 28, 3-5 pm
So much of what we enjoy today in the way of classical music events on the Coast, originated in the 1970s and 80s. Some of the people who started the movement are no longer around, but many remain vitally involved in the current musical scene, including Carolyn Steinbuck, Marcia Sloane, Tony Miksak, Barbara Faulkner, Beth Seaward, Bessy Krauss, and Pat Scott. They’ll give a glimpse of those early days by presenting snippets of music interspersed with lively stories, and illustrated by posters and photos. In the 70s, the Kelley House was used as a venue for small concerts during this period, making it a wonderfully appropriate setting for this special afternoon.
Our Sunday Afternoon With…series runs April through October on the 4th Sunday of the month from 3-5 pm. Cost is $7 pp for members; $10 non-members.