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, … Continue reading
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 jig saw and several wood stoves.
The museum recently acquired a 1919 Model TT Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 at our newest buildings, then grab a red wagon and pick out your favorite pumpkins. Pies and baked goods available on weekends.
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, churn home made ice cream or butter, collect eggs in the chicken coop, milk the cow and make cheese and butter, play old time games or lots of other American heritage/Laura Ingalls Wilder activities. Call or email for pricing and scheduling (330)659-3507 StoneGardenFamily@yahoo.com
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. Continue reading
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. Dirt roads were just too rutted and rough. Continue reading
At one time there were 12 one room school houses in Richfield Twp. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 (He had asked Amish, local builders, contractors and others to fix it and no one could. –I did.). 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. Continue reading
This week we were given the Darrowville Post Office. Darrowville was a small town located between Hudson and Stow, in Summit Co. Continue reading
A major goal for the museum is to save, protect and restore fast disappearing Northern Ohio history. Continue reading
Many Photographers frequent the Museum and Village. We welcome everyone to come a spend a day finding the view that speaks to you. Continue reading
Sally had a really red fence.
The Fryburg Telegraph office is located in the Randolph Post Office building. Continue reading
…It’s been considerable work getting this building back in shape. Continue reading
The museum has just acquired a 1934 REO Fire Truck. Continue reading
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. Continue reading