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With today’s current directive from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to “stay at home”, Stearns Homestead will remain closed to all visitors. Our farm volunteers and farm animals are our primary concern. The farm animals will be cared for, feed and fresh water provided daily, and stalls and barns cleaned by ‘essential’ volunteers. We appreciate your compliance with this ‘no visiting’ policy as we navigate these challenging times over the next several weeks.

Parma Radio Club to celebrate 8th annual earth day at Stearns

On April 18, 2020 the Parma Radio Club (PRC)will conduct its 8th annual Earth Day Celebration at Stearns Homestead. The special event, from 10 am -4 pm, is open to the public and will feature a variety of interactive educational displays including, of course, amateur radio stations (“ham” stations), a set of morse code keys, and electronic circuit building sets especially geared to youth. Brief explained programs will show how solar systems create electrical power and help save the earth and how world wide radio communication is only possible thanks to our friend the sun.
This year will be Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. The event, celebrated around the world in hundreds of countries by millions of people, seeks to remind us all the importance of being good stewards of our precious planet.

For more information about the Parma Radio Club
“A Great Place to Grow in Amateur Radio”
PRC Celebrating more than 70 years

Stearns Homestead is located at 6975 Ridge Road in Parma. Parking area is located just south of the homestead.

It’s Membership Time!

The Parma Area Historical Society (PAHS) depends on the generosity of our farm friends for support and ask you to consider joining as a member of PAHS. Your membership helps us to offer a place to visit with the farm animals that reside at the homestead. In addition to the farm animals, we maintain periodic displays in the Gibbs House (circa 1940) and offer handmade items, ‘penny’ candy, and other sundries in the Country Store.

We are an all-volunteer organization. All membership funds and donations are used to feed and care for the farm animals and maintain the homestead, the barn, the fences and so much more. On any farm, there is always something that needs repair or work that need to be done.

Individual membership is only $10.00 annually. A family membership or sustaining membership is $25.00. Join today and help us keep the Homestead a viable place for all the enjoy!

All PAHS members will be invited and encouraged to attend our annual meeting to be held on April 19, 2020 in the Stearns cabin.

And of course, we want you to stop by and visit. Opening day is May 17, 2020.

Flea market / Rummage Sale August 17, 2019

We are cleaning out the Gibbs house basement and may uncover all kinds of ‘treasures’ that might just what you are looking for.

Stop by August 17 between 11 am – 3 pm  for our Flea Market//Rummage Sale.

AND… if you are interested in setting up a table to sell your stuff, send an email to   Cost is only $10


Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale on August 18, 2019                  1 pm -4 pm

Table space available  $10.00



Local, fresh… at our Farmers’ Market

Stop in on Saturdays from 11 am – 2 pm to pick up some fresh vegetables, a delicious nutroll, some homemade pierogies,  dog treats, a gourd birdhouse or a wonderful local craft, painting or sketch… honey and farm fresh eggs… all at our farmers’ market at Stearns Homestead.

locally grown

Market Vendors:

  • Cossel Farm
  • Just Nutrolls
  • Euroland Pierogies
  • Gold’s Woodworking
  • Polly’s Gourds and crafts
  • 3 PAWS Dog Treats
  • Country Store – honey
  • Barn – fresh chicken and duck eggs


Flag Retirement Ceremony June 15, 2019

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Boy Scout Troop 88 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony at Stearns Homestead on Saturday, June 15, 2019 beginning at 2:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.  It is suggested that you bring a chair.

Area scouts/ troops are encouraged to attend and participate.

If you have a worn, torn American flag that is beyond repair, bring it with you or drop off in our flag bin located on the Gibbs screened porch by June 15.

The ceremony will be conducted as referenced in the BSA Handbook – “A national flag that is worn beyond repair may be burned in a fire. The ceremony should be conducted with dignity and respect and the flag burned completely to ashes.”




Join us for the 2019 Parma Area Historical Society (PAHS) Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Stearns cabin.

Meeting agenda will include trustee election, annual financial report, highlights of 2018 and 2019 programs & activities.

All are welcome to attend.

Join PAHS before April 1 to be eligible to vote and run for trustee position.  For details on trustee responsibilities, please email

Stearns Homestead is located at 6975 Ridge Road  Parma OH.