Friday, August 31, 2012
The Sept. 1 festival at Hale Farm & Village in Bath Township and features local artists working with wood, glass and other mediums.
Summer festivals and fairs are winding down, but before we officially call it fall, how about one more festival that supports local? Grab a date and head over to Hale Farm's Third Annual Made in Ohio Craft Festival Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hale Farm. Admission to the farm is reduced to $5 and Western Reserve Historical Society members and children under 3 get in free. Admission buys you entrance to the craft show as well as everything available at Hale Farm. Here's a Q&A with event coordinator Renee Flynn. F-B Patch: Can you tell me how many of the 80+ vendors hail from Summit County? Renee Flynn: Twenty-one vendors are from Summit County. F-B Patch: Do you have details yet on the entertainment lineup? Renee Flynn: Yes, we have …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Harvest Festival showcases frontier crafts and traditions.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Annual event brings historic battle to park.
War came to the normally peaceful Hale Farm and Village this weekend as it became the site for Civil War reenactment. The usual quiet of the farm was disturbed by the marching of boots, beating of war drums, taunts hurled by rival factions and most of all, the booms of cannon and rifle fire. Not all was violent though as merchants came to sell their period wares and food. For an afternoon, guests could take a glimpse into one of America’s most historic periods.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Bath Township outdoor history museum will also benefit from a $12 million donation to the Western Reserve Historical Society.
The work of paying for improvements Hale Farm & Village just got $250,000 easier. The museum, which is part of the Western Reserve Historical Society, received the money in an appropriation from the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission. The money will reimburse a portion of a three-year restoration project on Hale’s 90-acre grounds. “We now are doing pottery on site and we have a functioning glass blowing operation. Those are two major trades we weren’t able to offer for a while,” said WRHS President Gainor Davis. The three-phase renovation started in 2007 and cost $725,000. The work also included renovation of the 1852 Meetinghouse, the Jagger House and the Saltox house, relocated to Hale from Streetsboro, Bath and Richfield, respectively…
Monday, March 21, 2011
Process of turning tree sap into syrup began in this area with the American Indians.
The warming days and cool nights of mid to late March are perfect for producing maple sugar in Ohio. Photojournalist Roger Sommer takes us through the process during the Maple Sugar Festival at Hale Farm and Village Reenactors demonstrated how sap was tapped from sugar maple trees and boiled into maple syrup. The day included some hands on practice in old-fashioned sugar making and a modern pancake breakfast.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Family best bets of the week.
Here’s a learning fair for e-schoolers, a moonlit nature hike and a tour of the Underground Railroad — pick and choose from this week’s array of events. • LEARNING/SCIENCE FAIR Where/When: Celebration Church, 688 Dan St., Akron, today from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Why Go: If you are considering the e-school public-school option, this is a good opportunity to see the kind of work the students of Ohio Virtual Academy are doing. Pricing: Free. • ICE SKATING Where/When: Falls River Square, Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday and Monday from noon to 8 p.m. Why Go: The outdoor ice rink at Lock 3 is closed for the season. However, there is one more weekend left for the outdoor rink at Falls River Square…
Friday, January 7, 2011
She was born in the historic building, which was dismantled and relocated from Twinsburg to the farm in Bath in the 1980s.
The John E. Herrick House, in which Myrtle L. Ross was born in Twinsburg, was dismantled and relocated Hale Farm and Village in Bath in the 1980s. Ross, who with her family donated the structure to the historic village in 1981, died Dec. 29 at age 94. She and her husband, Oscar, who died in 2003, owned and operated the Quality Market grocery store in Kent for nearly 20 years. Ross, whose maiden name was Simonds, graduated from Twinsburg High School and received a teaching certificate from Kent State Normal School. She taught preschoolers before she was married in 1946. In addition to Twinsburg and Kent, she had lived in Silver Lake and at the Stow Glen Retirement Community. Ross belonged to Daughters of the American Revolution, Kent …