Stearns Homestead



You Can Help by Getting Involved!

Help us to preserve a small piece of Parma’s agricultural history.   Your time, talent, and generosity will help keep the homestead open for many generations to enjoy.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click on the Volunteer tab.

Our Wish List

Feeding and caring for our animals is always a high priority. We welcome the following food items:

  • Plain Cheerios/generic O’s cereal
  • Fresh leaf lettuce and other greens
  • Canned pumpkin (not pie mix)
  • Cat food (can or dry)
  • Apples (except Granny Smith)
  • Empty egg cartons (dozen size)

Buy Feed or Animal Bedding

You can also make donations on behalf of the Parma Area Historical Society/Stearns Homestead at Grace Brothers on Ridge Road in North Royalton. Your donation will be directly applied to cover feed costs.

Items always needed:

  • Canned and dry cat food
  • Small non-tipping rubber, or metal bowls or heavy feed dishes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Cloth towels
  • Paper towels
  • Rags for cleaning
  • Individually packaged hand warmers (for our volunteers & cats)
  • Animal bedding (available at Grace Brothers)
  • Straw

The Parma Area Historical Society provides feed and care for all the farm animals and maintains the homestead through animal feed sales, animal sponsorships, items purchased in the Country Store and generous donations from our farm friends. Our farm animals and farm volunteers appreciate any and all donations.

We are so very appreciative of all the donations received to help us with additional security at the homestead. Thank you to all who contributed in memory of Bert, Billy and Moose.

Stearns Homestead