Lend A Hand

You Can Help!

There are many ways that you can help us to preserve a small piece of the agrarian history of Parma, and North East Ohio. Here are some ways that you can donate time, goods, and of course, money.


Volunteers are always needed, especially for tours of the museums and extra help in the general store.  Adult volunteers are needed (on a regular basis) for animal care. For more information, leave a message at 440 845-9770 or email StearnsHomestead@gmail.com

Parents and youngsters, you can help out and learn about farm life; join our youth group!

Our Wish List of Goods

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

  • plain Cheerios/ generic O’s cereal
  • Carrots (for the pigs)
  • Fresh leaf lettuce
  • Empty egg cartons (dozen size)
  • Apples (except green Granny Smith)

Buy Feed

You can also make donations to Parma Historic Society at the Wilson Feed Mill. These go directly to cover feed costs.

Our animals also need bedding and grooming items, such as:

  • Straw
  • Packages of animal bedding
  • Canned and dry cat food
  • Small non-tipping metal or ceramic bowls or heavy feed dishes
  • Cloth towels
  • Paper towels
  • Rags for cleaning

The animals would appreciate any and all donations.

Horses Grazing. © 2009 Rocki Haire
Horses Grazing. © 2009 Rocki Haire

Parma's Historical Farm