We appreciate the support of the members of the Parma Area Historical Society (PAHS) and ask that you join or renew your membership for 2018.
We are an all volunteer group who work diligently to keep Stearns Homestead a Parma treasure for everyone to enjoy, learn about Parma’s history and experience the sights, smells and feel of farming and agriculture for all visitors.
Your membership renewal helps us to maintain the homestead and care for the farm animals that reside at the homestead.
PAHS is organized as a non-profit organization with a seven member board of trustees.
Your membership also gives you a voice in the organization.
Join or renew your membership before April 1, to be eligible to vote at the PAHS Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Election for the PAHS Board of Trustees will be held at the April meeting.
Download the membership form and return with your membership payment to PAHS, PO Box 29002, Parma OH 44129.
Don’t delay! Join today!
In accordance with the By-Laws reviewed and approved by the membership at the April 2017 annual meeting, the mission statement of the Parma Area Historical Society shall be:
1. To bring together whose people interested in the history of Parma;
2. To perpetuate the memory of the pioneers of Parma and its early settlers;
3. To collect, preserve, and attractively simply historical information and to disseminate
this historical information;
4. To educate and provide accurate knowledge of agricultural practices and to preserve and maintain Stearns Homestead as a working farm.
It’s almost time to “trim the tree” and everything else around the homestead.
If you can spare a few hours, on Saturday, November 18 volunteers will be meeting to decorate the homestead. The barn, the fences, the Gibbs House and the cabin will all need decorating.
Decorating volunteers are to meet at 10:00 am in the cabin.
Hope to see you there.
It is regretful that we must cancel the animal blessing scheduled for October 1. The clergy person who presided has moved and is no longer available. We appreciate your interest and hope to resume this program once again next year.
Bake your favorite fall recipe and enter it in the STEARNS HOMESTEAD FALL HARVEST BAKING CONTEST
Entry fee is $5.00 per entry; limit two entries per person.
Age catagories: Youth to 18 years and Adult
The Stearns Homestead Farmers market is up and running on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, usually in the front pasture. If the pasture is soggy from rain, look for us set up on the blacktop, up the drive, between the two historic homes. The farmers market features local produce, bakery, Ohio maple syrup, local honey, specialty items and more! Cooking demonstrations too! Stop by to shop, and stay awhile to enjoy the farm animals at the farm – we look forward to seeing you next week!
June is known as one of the most popular month for weddings.
The Parma Area Historical Society is excited to showcase vintage bridal gowns, displayed in the Gibbs House for the month of June.
Stop into view the five vintage gowns and other bridal and wedding items on display. The Gibbs House will be open from 12 – 4 pm every Sunday.
Welcome to summer goodness! Our 2017 Farmers’ Market will open on Saturday, June 24th from 9am-1pm. and will be open every Saturday, weather permitting, until Sept 30. Come and enjoy the flavors of homegrown and homemade. With heirloom produce you won’t find anywhere else. Great bakery, organic alpaca products,great greens for your salad plate, our own farm fresh eggs, local honey, maple syrup, and the best sweet corn in the area! Papa Steve’s spice will be ready to show you a new way to flavor your food and Go green with Tupperware is there to help you in the kitchen. Cottage Farm Soaps will give you something to look forward to at the end of the day.And be sure to enjoy the what the rest of the farm has to offer! Free parking, located on the bus line. Senior Coupons accepted. Handicapped accessible.
Music opening day… and of course the homestead will be open to visit the farm animals, shop in the Country Store and tour the Gibbs House.
Hope to see you there.
Plant sale this weekend! Limited quantities of heirloom tomatoes, chives, various other plants. Stop in at Stearns Homestead this Sunday from 12-4