Stearns Homestead will host an animal blessing for our farm animals and your house pets on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm in our south front pasture.
Father Peter of Saint Anthony of Padua parish will offer the blessing and lead us in prayer.
All dogs must be on a leash and all other animals must be secured in a carrier or with a leash.
Please park in the south parking area and enter the front pasture through the large gate near the road.
Stop in for some great deals … you never know what you might find at our annual ‘Treasures’ & Rummage Sale on Saturday, August 18 from 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday, August 19 from 12 pm – 3 pm.
Lots of chairs, household items, doll beds and crib, tools, glassware, trinkets, books, toys, antiques, jewelry … just about everything you can imagine except clothing (no clothes).
All proceeds benefit the farm animals at Stearns Homestead.
We hope to see you at the sale!
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
Pre-register at the homestead on Saturday, September 30 or Sunday, October 1 in the Country Store or send an email to Stearnshomestead@gmail.com with your name and phone#.
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.