About Hale Farm & Village

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In 1957, WRHS received the Jonathan Hale homestead in Bath, Ohio and now operates the 90 acres of Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum depicting life in the 19th century through agricultural practices, historic buildings and everyday craft and trade demonstrations such as glassblowing, pottery, spinning and weaving, and more.


The historic structures that populate the landscape of Hale Farm & Village are used as individual venues for making the connection between people and place.

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Hale Farm & Village depicts rural life in the Western Reserve through the experiences of three generations of Hales, from pioneer Jonathan Hale’s arrival in 1810 through the bequest of the family farm to WRHS by his great granddaughter, Clara Belle Ritchie, in 1956.

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  • ACME Fresh Market
  • Akron Summit Visitors Bureau
  • Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
  • Bath Business Association
  • Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Citizens of Hale Farm & Village
  • Conservancy of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company
  • Folknet
  • Northeast Ohio Intermuseum Council
  • Ohio Civil War 150 
  • Ohio & Erie Canalway
  • Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
  • Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Western Reserve Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in Northeast Ohio, the region's largest American history research center, and one of the leading genealogical research centers in the nation.

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Cleveland History Center
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106 ↗

(216) 721-5722

Thursday: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm