Stearns Homestead



Parma Area Historical Society

We are so very appreciative of all the donations received to help us with additional security at the homestead. Thank you to all who contributed to the GoFundMe account … in memory of Bert, Billy and Moose.

Parma Area Historical Society

You Can Help by Getting Involved!

Help us to preserve a small piece of Parma’s agricultural history.   Your time, talent, and generosity will help keep the homestead open for many generations to enjoy.

Our Wish List

Feeding and caring for our animals is always a high priority. We welcome the following food items:

  • Plain Cheerios/generic O’s cereal
  • Fresh leaf lettuce and other greens
  • Canned pumpkin (not pie mix)
  • Cat food (can or dry)
  • Apples (except Granny Smith)
  • Empty egg cartons (dozen size)
Ms Dibbles

Buy Feed

You can also make donations on behalf of the Parma Area Historical Society/Stearns Homestead at the Grace Brothers in North Royalton. Your donation will be directly applied to cover feed costs.

brown horse with children

Items always needed:

  • Straw
  • Packages of animal bedding
  • Canned and dry cat food
  • Small non-tipping rubber, or metal bowls or heavy feed dishes
  • Cloth towels
  • Paper towels
  • Rags for cleaning
  • Individually packaged hand warmers (for our volunteers & cats)

The Parma Area Historical Society provides feed and care for all the farm animals and maintains the homestead through  animal feed sales, animal ‘adoptions’, items purchased in the Country Store and generous donations from our farm friends. Our farm animals and volunteers appreciate any and all donations. We also have an Amazon Wish List on our facebook page and use “AmazonSmile” for added donations to the homestead.