When you come to visit the museum, be sure to save time to see the many farm animals. At one time it was very common, …
In the last several months the museum’s tool collection has continued to grow. The biggest additions are a hand cranked sheet metal bender, a foot powered lathe, a “bicycle” grinding wheel, a hand made blacksmith forge, a foot powered … Continue reading
The museum recently acquired a 1919 Model TT
Starting Thanksgiving day, bring the family out to Stone Garden Farm and Village to take a free tour of the many buildings that make up our 19th century village and to pick out the perfect Christmas tree.
We will be open 7 days a week daylight hours for the sale of pumpkins, honey & maple syrup, cornstalks, locally made crafts, mums and more. Museum and farm tours are always free, so bring the family, have a look … Continue reading
The museum is now offering a fun day on the farm, learning lots of “old time” skills and crafts. For the perfect and very different birthday party, bring your child and friends to learn to make a candle, pull taffy, … Continue reading
We recently received a call from Roger Miller at Miller Orchards on Baumhart Rd. in Amherst, Lorain County. His family has owned and operated the family farm and orchard (now totaling 500 acres) since 1840.
The Museum has a growing collection of buggies and wagons. 110+ years ago horses, harness and wooden wheels formed the backbone of American transportation. Folks also occasionally used bicycles, but the few bikes were little used beyond the paved streets of the cities. … Continue reading
At one time there were 12 one room school houses in Richfield Twp.
Hunting season having just concluded, several friends (most especially Glen) gave us a quite a bit of deer fat. We use the tallow produced from it in our daily cooking and when teaching classes in soap and candle making.
A couple years ago I received a call from Barbara Gynn, of Brecksville, Cuyahoga Co. She needed the roof fixed on one of her farm’s out-buildings. She called me because several years earlier I had fixed her brother Elton’s barn … Continue reading
This past summer we built a “new” greenhouse on to the side of the Rev. Searle’s farm barn. It is modeled somewhat on the greenhouse at Zoar Village, which was established in 1817 by German Separatists.
This week we were given the Darrowville Post Office. Darrowville was a small town located between Hudson and Stow, in Summit Co.
Here is a small peek into the wonderful work done by our favorite photographer, Arlan Heiser, as he catalogued the collections, buildings, scenes and work around the museum.
Photo by Laura Fry http://www.heritagehomesteadclasses.blogspot.com/ The preservation of the buildings and artifacts of history is important, but…..
Ray Sapsford standing at rear of “KNOPP” HOUSE.. A major goal for the museum is to save, protect and restore fast disappearing Northern Ohio history.
The Fryburg Telegraph office is located in the Randolph Post Office building.
_____________________________ …It’s been considerable work getting this building back in shape.
The museum has just acquired a 1934 REO Fire Truck.
It’s been a busy month at the museum.
This is a building that never should have been moved.
Mike Hotz and a friend came to Richfield in 1878. They went to work at Killiffer’s Blacksmith Shop. Some years later Mike built his own shop. …That was later to cause some confusion for various of Richfield’s officialdom.
Photos by Arlan Heiser John Casto was the head printer at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron.
Photo by Arlan Heiser (Picture taken with infrared camera.) The last murder committed in Summit Co. for which the perpetrator was hung, was done in the Highjack House.
Photo by Arlan Heiser I went for a walk in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park one day. I am told that there are over a thousand Indian sites (mounds, camps, villages, ceremonial places and more) within the area now part of the park. … Continue reading