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“Collecting the rich history of the Mendocino Coast”
The mission of the Kelley House Museum is to collect, preserve and share the rich history of the Mendocino Coast. Founded in 1972, Kelley House Museum, Inc. maintains a beautiful house museum and gardens, as well as the Mendocino Coast’s only museum-quality storage facility and staffed research office. Our research archives represent over 150 years of Mendocino coastal history. Collections include historic photo collections, local genealogical data, research documents and publications. Over 3000 entries of maps, documents, books, photographs, oral histories and artifacts from our collection are searchable through our site.The Kelley House Museum is an historic house museum in the heart of Mendocino, California, a picturesque town of 1,000 people. The home was built in 1861 by William Kelly (sp), one of Mendocino’s founding fathers, and now contains 19th Century furniture. The ocean-view home sits on an acre of gardens, with a pond and three resident geese. William had the pond built and stocked so that the neighborhood children could fish.
If you're visiting Mendocino as a tourist, I'd highly recommend taking the walking tour provided by Kelley House Museum. The tour is conducted by one of the multiple volunteers working over here... Read more
We did a two hour tour with Jane and loved every minute of it. Jane was a delight. She was full of interesting facts but did not overwhelm us with it. Just the right amount. Very well spent $20.... Read more
I am very impressed by how this historical society is preserving and presenting History. Joann was very welcoming, and gave fascinating tidbits, but she also stepped back and let us enjoy the... Read more
Kelley House Museum
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