Stearns Homestead

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Events

Events

Watch here for special events planned throughout the summer and into fall 2022.

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Apr
23
Sat
Celebrate Earth Day with the Parma Radio Club @ Stearns Homestead
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
The Parma Radio Club will transmit using solar power from the Stearns cabin in celebration of Earth Day.  Stop in to learn more about ham radio.   The event is free and open to all ages.
Apr
24
Sun
PAHS Annual Meeting Sunday, April 24, 2022 @ Stearns Homestead Cabin
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Make plans to join us for the Parma Area Historical Society annual meeting to be held in the Stearns cabin on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm.

A review of past year’s accomplishments, an update of repairs and renovations completed and planned, a report of our new farm animals, and details about our 4-H club will be presented.  A financial report for the 2021 fiscal year will be available.  Trustee elections will be held.  The 2022 planned events and activities will also be announced.

We hope you will join us as we begin a celebration of Parma Area Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary.

 

May
14
Sat
Opening Day May 14, 2022 @ Stearns Homestead
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT!

We officially open for the season on Saturday May 14, 2022 at 11:00 am.

Our farm animals look forward to your visit.

As always, admission is free on Saturdays.

Please note: DO NOT bring any food from home for our farm animals.   We do sell feed tubs at the big red barn if interested.

 

Jun
18
Sat
Amateur Kids Radio Day with Parma Radio CLub @ Stearns Homestead
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kids and adults will have the opportunity to talk on the worldwide amateur (a.k.a. ‘ham’) radio bands with kids in far reaching places.
Farm visitors will receive instruction from members of the Parma Radio Club to use amateur radio to tell kids around the country about their exciting day at Stearns Homestead.
Join the Parma Radio Club on June 18, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Stearns cabin.
Free event open to the public

Jul
2
Sat
History Comes Alive- What’s Independence Day Really All About? @ Stearns Homestead
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visit with a re-enactor of the American Revolutionary War to learn the facts and a bit of fiction about why we celebrate Independence Day.

Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.    Free admission.  All ages welcome.

 

American Revolutionary War patriot re-enactor Jim Meinke

Jul
9
Sat
Calling All Artists – Farm Art Day July 9, 2022 @ Stearns Homestead
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

CALLING ALL ARTISTS

Bring your paint brushes, chalk, charcoal, pencils… and join us for a day of pasture art.

You pick your spot to create your masterpiece as farm visitors observe your work.

Artist set up starts at 10:00 am; farm opens to visitors from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Artist sign up will begin May 1st.

Jul
30
Sat
WWII On The Homefront @ Stearns Homestead
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for our 2nd WWII on the Homestead event on Saturday July 30. 2022.

Visit with Historical interpreters and reenactors, view uniforms and artifacts from our collections, learn about rationing, home canning, victory gardens and life on the farm during the war.

U.S. Army European theatre will be on display in the Gibbs side yard.

Free Event.

Oct
1
Sat
Animal Blessing Saturday October 1, 2022 10 am @ Stearns Homestead
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Starts promptly at 10:00 am.   Please keep your pet on a leash or in a carrier.  Use the sidewalk to the blacktop in front of the big red barn.

Oct
8
Sat
Fall Festival October 8-9, 2022 @ Stearns Homestead
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fun for the entire family! Saturday and Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2022. Pumpkins, pumpkin painting, hayrides, antique tractors, kids’ pedal tractors, apples, apple cider, baking contest, scarecrows, crafts, music and of course, our farm animals! Free Admission. $2 hayride/$10 family 5+, animal feed $5, pumpkins $.

Go to our facebook page for details on the baking contest.
Hours both days 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Oct
9
Sun
Fall Festival October 8-9, 2022 @ Stearns Homestead
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fun for the entire family! Saturday and Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2022. Pumpkins, pumpkin painting, hayrides, antique tractors, kids’ pedal tractors, apples, apple cider, baking contest, scarecrows, crafts, music and of course, our farm animals! Free Admission. $2 hayride/$10 family 5+, animal feed $5, pumpkins $.

Go to our facebook page for details on the baking contest.
Hours both days 11:00 am – 3:00 pm