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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.

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.

Bunny Yoga April 13, 2019

So you’ve probably heard of goat yoga, and maybe alpaca yoga…. so why not  bunny yoga.


BUNNY YOGA is coming to Parma Christian Church on April 13, 2019.

Advance registration required.   Space is limited.

Email: to pay with credit card – a farmhand will call you for the information to complete your ticket purchase.

Proceeds will benefit the Stearns Homestead Hoofers 4-H club and the bunnies that reside at the homestead.

2019 Schedule of Events

NOTICE effective July 6, 2019

Our weekend hours are changed as follows:

Saturdays  11 am – 3 pm     with Farmers Market from 11 am – 2 pm

Sundays   1 pm – 4 pm


Review, print or save a copy of the schedule of events so you don’t miss out on all the fun at Stearns Homestead this season.  Starting in April through December, the Parma Area Historical Society (PAHS) will host several special events for all members of your family to enjoy.

Our feed table will open on weekends beginning with Opening Day on May 19.  (However, if the weather cooperates, we may open on Sundays before then.)

Our first event will be an Easter pop-up shop on April 6, 2019 featuring bunny e-photos with our live bunnies in the cabin.  E-photo donation is $5.  Holiday items will be available for sale in the Gibbs House.

Watch for additional postings of activities and events that may be added throughout the summer.