The Western Reserve Section has been invited to be part of the Hale Farm and Village Car Meet on Sunday, July 21, 2019. This event will feature cars from car clubs, car enthusiasts, private collectors, and the Crawford Auto Museum. As an added perk, the entire living history museum will be open. This includes all the historic homes as well as demonstrations by the crafts and trades being done throughout the village.
The $10 admission price includes special group parking with our club plus 2 adult admissions to the Farm and Village. Plan to meet at the Hale farm visitors’ lot (2686 Oak Hill Rd. Peninsula OH 44264) at 9 am so we can enter as a group at 9:15.
Additional adult admissions (age 13+) are $10 and child admissions (age 2-12) are $5.
Optional Box Lunches are available for $12 and must be preordered. All lunches include chips & a cookie. Water and soft drinks will be provided. The choices are:
Twisted Turkey–Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast, House Made White Cheddar Cranberry Spread, & Leaf Lettuce on a Ciabatta Roll
The Augusta–Black Angus Roast Beef, House Made Pimiento Cheese Spread, & Baby Spinach on Wheatberry Bread
Fire Grilled Vegetable–Grilled Vegetables, Smoked Gouda, & Baby Spinach on a Ciabatta Roll
This is a great opportunity for a family outing in a family friendly venue and offers something for everyone. All Mercedes-Benz cars are welcomed–show cars, daily drivers, newer and vintage models–and we hope to have a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz on display.
A little bit about Hale Farm and Village: In 1662, the land became part of the Colony of Connecticut. They ceded most of it to the national government after becoming the United States, but reserved 3.400.000 acres. In 1795 the land was sold to a group of investors who formed the Connecticut Land Company. This was known as the “Western Reserve” and began to prosper in the 1820’s. In 1810, Jonathan Hale purchased 500 acres from the Connecticut Company in the Cuyahoga Valley. In June of 1810, Jonathan Hale made the 646 mile trip to the family’s new land. It took him 28 days. Upon arrival, he found a squatter in a cabin on the property. He traded his wagon and horses to the squatter in exchange for the cabin and began clearing the land. His family joined him, and the property was owned by the Hales over the next 150 years and 3 generations until it became part of the Western Reserve Historical Society. The original brick home is on the property, and other historic buildings throughout the Western Reserve were dismantled, parts numbered, moved to Hale Farm, and reassembled to form the village.
This promises to be a fun-filled day with much entertainment for every age and interest. We will be parked near a pavilion that our club has reserved as a gathering point. There will be two presentations in the pavilion (at the other end from our picnic site) about the evolution of the automobile which will be available to all attendees.
Register by July 16th online here or by mail using the form below:
Questions?? Contact Sue Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-673-7885