Jonathan Hale and his family settled in the Cuyahoga Valley in 1810 and began a tradition of farming, family and entrepreneurship. In 1956 Clara Belle Richie, the great granddaughter of Jonathan, bequeathed the family farm to the Western Reserve Historical Society, “to be established as a museum so that the greatest number of persons might learn about the history and culture of the Western Reserve.”
The museum first opened its doors in 1958, and over the course of the next 60 years the Hale’s family farm was transformed into a experiential learning laboratory. It is this space that has been the platform for delivering programming which provides a lifetime of social value.
To mark our 60th Anniversary in 2018, Hale Farm & Village will be celebrating with a full calendar of educational programs and signature events. Northeast Ohio school children will be participating in Hale Farm & Village experiences with topics and curriculum aligned to state content standards. Adult and youth experiences offered will range from Craft & Trade workshops to weekend festivals celebrating history, entrepreneurship, music and much more. Hale Farm will also be joining Bath, Ohio to celebrate its 200th anniversary with community days and activities.
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