To celebrate this occasion, the Kelley House Museum has created an exhibit, from a selected group of photographs, publicity materials and memorabilia gifted to the Museum by local author of “Mendocino and the Movies”, Bruce Levene. On display are also memorabilia collected by Neil “Mac” McBurney, manager of the Coast Theatre at the time, such as an autograph book of actor’s signatures and signed photographs. The Kelley House Museum is located at 45007 Albion Street and open Friday – Monday from 11:00 – 3:00.
Archive for May, 2011
“The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming”
Linda Pack Presents
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
On Saturday, May 28, at 7 pm, see Linda Pack perform the Voices of Mendocino County Remembered at the Guest House Museum. A full hour program of dramatically interpreted oral histories from our county’s past, circa 1900, embellished with Songs of the Period. This delightful and popular program has sold out all previous performances and will be a grand finale to Heritage Days. Reservations are required to ensure seating—call 707-964-2404 or 707-964-3628.
Farmer’s Markets open for 2011
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Native American Tales
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Moonlight Cemetery Walk
Monday, May 16th, 2011
On Saturday, May 21, early pioneers of Mendocino will tell their stories during the cemetery tour, with reenactments by local actors. Starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Sign up at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lansing Street by Palette Dr. in Mendocino. $15 <12 free. Hosted by the Kelley House Museum, 45007 Albion St., Mendocino. Reservations: 707-937-5791
Mozart’s Te Deum Headlines Redwoods Choir Spring Concerts
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
The College of the Redwood Community Chorus is giving its Spring Concerts on Friday, May 13 at 7 pm, and again on Saturday, May 14 at 2 pm. Both concerts are in the sanctuary of 150-year-old Mendocino Presbyterian Church, which is on the National Register of Historic Buildings.
Having sung in the sanctuary many times now, it’s a wonderful place to enjoy music for an hour — the acoustics are absolutely fabulous, and the choir is sounding great! The program includes Mozart’s Te Deum, written when he was 16. There’s a fun (and challenging) song by P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742), and others by Dvorak and Sibelius. They are also performing a challenging number called “Daemon Irrepit Callidus” by Gyorgy Orban. It’s one of those pieces where you will either love it or hate it, but you will admire the choir for tackling it. All in all, there’s a nice variety of music. The choir will be joined by the Mendocino Brass Ensemble on the final number, and the Trebl’d Women will also be performing.
The Kelley House Museum’s historic walking tours will also take you by the church if you just want to see this lovely old building. They are doing tours this weekend as part of Heritage Days, which runs through the end of May. On Sunday, the walking tour will visit the 150-year-old Masonic Temple in Mendocino. If you’ve ever been to Mendocino, it’s the building with the large white statue on top called Father Time and the Maiden. The tour takes you inside the temple, and you are allowed to take pictures.
Small Craft Boat Show
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
On Saturday, May 14, from 10 am – 4 pm, the Lost Coast branch of the Traditional Small Craft Association will hold a showing of member boats on the Kelley House lawn. There are currently 23 members of the club, and most have row boats ranging from 12’ to 18’ which are used on the coastal rivers and inland lakes of this general area. Several of the boats built by club members are true works of art. Kelley House Museum, 45007 Albion St., Mendocino. 707-937-5791
This is just one of the many Mendocino County Heritage Days events happening during May, celebrating National Heritage Month.
Heritage Days in Full Swing!
Saturday, May 7th, 2011
Heritage Days of Mendocino County is in full swing now during all of May! This is the eighth year for Heritage Days—Nancy and I started it back when we were part of the now defunct Mendocino Business Association. Over the years, more organizations have joined the effort, including a number of inland partners in Willits and Ukiah. Organizers include: the Kelley House Museum • Ford House Visitor Center • Guest House Museum • Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens • Mendocino Study Club • Mendocino County Museum & Native Daughters of the Golden West. Events this year include touring the third-order Fresnel lens at Point Cabrillo; tours of Ridgewood Ranch (home of Seabiscuit); historic walking tours in Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Willits, and Ukiah; lectures by historians; cemetery walks, and more. You can see the full schedule on the Heritage Days Web site.