Spring is in full bloom at Hale Farm and Village with the addition of new public events in April and May.
Here are the upcoming events for the whole family. Join them for Picnic Days at Hale on April 24, 25 and May 1, 2, 8 & 9; Behind the Ropes: Architecture and Curiosity Tour April 24; Mystery on the Farm May 15; The Citizens of Hale Early Bird Plant Sale May 20 & 21 and Italian Herb Container Garden Workshop May 20.
Picnic Days on the Farm, April 24, 25 and May 1, 2, 8, 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily.
Invites guests to pack a picnic and enjoy the natural beauty of the living history museum and Cuyahoga Valley as the season comes into full bloom. Explore forests and trails, search for indigenous wildflowers and observe the diversity of migrant birds returning for the season. Children will enjoy games in the Village Green or craft kits that can be completed on site or at home. Enjoy specific spring-themed museum demonstrations such as cooking with foraged plants, flower pressing and specially curated craft & trade demonstrations. Admission is a reduced rate of $6 per person, WRHS members, youth 2 and under and active military are free. Tickets are available online or admission can be purchased at the door.
Behind the Ropes: Architecture and Curiosity Tour April 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m
Provides participants a full access pass to learn about the history of the museum. How was the Herrick house moved to the museum? What was the fireplace used for in the basement of the Goldsmith house? Is there still a spring room in the Hale House? Guided by Hale’s Preservation Manager, you’ll get to explore behind the ropes and learn the architectural and preservation information you’ve always wanted. Reservations are limited and required, recommended for ages 13 and older, this is a walking tour and will require stairs, $25 adults, $20 WRHS members and $12 youth ages 3-12.
Mystery on the Farm May 15, two sessions 12 p.m.-3 p.m. or 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
“Help Save the Farm”, presented by Hale Farm & Village and Noble Art Entertainment, leads guests through a series of
vignettes to find clues and solve the mystery of the deed to the farm. Gather your family and
friends and be transported to early 20th century Western Reserve where historical fiction
comes to life. Meet the extraordinary characters of this imaginary town and gather clues as you
move from building to building, test your skills of deduction or stumble on a red herring.
Reservations are limited and required, $30 adults, $25 WRHS members and $20 youth 17 years
and younger. This family friendly event is suggested for guests 13 years of age and older. Come
early for lunch or dinner or enjoy a snack while solving the mystery. Café 1810 will host a
kitchen take over and offer cold drinks, and a full bar.
Annual Citizens of Hale Plant Sale May 20, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and May 21 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Heirloom plants and herbs with significance to Northeast Ohio will be offered along with unique perennials all grown at Hale Farm & Village. This year’s plant sale will also focus on pollinator plants and gardens and will continue during our Sow & Grow
Pollinator Festival June 12 & 13.
The Italian Kitchen Container Garden Workshop, May 20, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
This gardening workshop will provide all the necessary tools and equipment for you to create your
own container Italian cooking herb garden. Led by the Citizens’ auxiliary group of garden
enthusiasts you will learn best planting and care practices and take home some fun summer
herb recipes along with your beautiful herb container garden. Reservations are required and
limited $50 per person or $45 WRHS members.
During all these events the Marketplace at Hale Farm & Village will be open offering Hale and
Ohio made items, light snacks, cold drinks, beer and wine for purchase. All events will comply
with state and county health guidelines including wearing masks and social distancing.
Hale Farm & Village is located at 2686 Oak Hill Rd. Bath. Visit here for more information about all these events!
Also, don’t forget: The Cleveland History Center is now open for public visits Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 4pm. For updates on visitor guidelines and to preview what galleries are open please visit www.wrhs.org