Kelley House Museum, Mendocino

4.5
#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Mendocino County
The Kelley House Museum is a non-profit that was organized in 1973 by Dorothy Bear and Beth Stebbins to collect, preserve and share the history of the Mendocino Coast. In 1975, the house and property were donated to the organization by Robert O. Petersen, then owner of the Mendocino Hotel.

In 1993, an environmentally controlled subterranean vault was constructed with an existing structure. This vault allows the Museum to safely store the many artifacts and photographs donated by pioneer Mendocino families.
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  • Wonderful to see the old photos and the mock-ups of how this former lumber town on high cliffs functioned. Those folks sure had poxy!  more »
  • We enjoyed the docent on-site. He was very knowledgeable about the area's history. It was a good place to get in out of the cold!  more »
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  • We went on a two-hour, delightfully informative, walking tour of the town. Our docent, Mary, was smart and engaging, with a wealth of knowledge about the history of Mendocino.
  • Amazing tour of the Kelley House and learned so much from our guide Jane about the area history! Time very well spent!

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