Events at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead

Chrisholm Metro Park - Open Every Day 8AM to Dusk

Walk the grounds around the barns and farmstead, explore the nature playscape, learn form the interpretive signage, visit with farm animals.

View a schedule of Chrisholm Metro Parks sponsored Programs/Events including the Discover on the Farm series.

Friends of Chrisholm Sponsored Events/Programs for 2023

Open House Tours - Chrisholm Farmstead

Apr through Sep, 3rd Saturday of the month, 1-3pm
Sat, Apr 15, 2023
Sat, May 20, 2023
Sat, Jun 17, 2023
Sat, Jul 15, 2023
Sat, Aug 19, 2023
Sat, Sep 16, 2023

Climate Change: How a Pesky Little Molecule Can Change the Earth – Lunch & Learn

Guest speaker, Eric Burgess, will give a brief history of the Earth's climate, including the greenhouse effect and eventual origin of the world's coal, oil and natural gas supplies. He will highlight how, in current times, humans' use of these hydrocarbons is changing our climate in detrimental ways that can harm our future. Eric will go on to examine misconceptions about climate change, suggest some ways humans can reduce their footprint on the environment, and conclude with comments on public policy.

Eric holds a Bachelor's degree from Wabash College in Physics and owns his own Microscope business. He is married to Lara Askill, Chrisholm Farmstead Agriculture and Education Manager for MetroParks of Butler County.

Wed, Mar 22, Time 11:45am - 12:45pm
Bring a Lunch & Beverage, Dessert provided.
(Pre-registration encouraged at

106th Augspurger Reunion/Friends of Chrisholm Annual Meeting

This year we are combining the Augspurger Reunion and Friends of Chrisholm Annual Meeting into a single event. This event is open to all Augspurger descendants, historical Amish Mennonite community descendants and members of Friends of Chrisholm.

Our guest speaker John Stuckey, descendant of Peter Stuckey, will share insights on the 1830 Amish immigrant story of Peter using video storytelling segments and commentary to bring to life the nearly 500-year history of the Stuckeys from Switzerland to Alsace, to the Augspurger Settlement, and on to Illinois where Bishop Joseph Stuckey became an influential Amish Mennonite leader.

Details on registration for the event will appear in the Chrisholm Times Spring 2023 Newsletter.

Sat, Jun 10, Time 11am – 1pm

Making an Ohio Star Quilt Block

When life gives you scraps, make a quilt. Amish pioneers made sure they used everything and wasted nothing including fabric scraps. Making quilts was a way to use the leftovers to create something useful... and beautiful.

Friends of Chrisholm, in conjunction with Metroparks of Butler County, will present this make and take workshop led by Becky Simpson of the Friends of Chrisholm. Participants will learn and make a classic Ohio Star quilt block. Cost of the program is $5 per participant.

Sat, Aug 12, Time 1pm - 4pm
(Pre-registration encouraged at

Make & Take for Pie-Making

This hands-on program, led by Carmon Hacker, is dedicated to beginning pie makers and will feature a demonstration of how to make a "Pat-a-Pan" pie crust, followed by each participant making his or her own to take home. The program will further show how to make the filling for Buttermilk Pie, a simple, but delicious, traditional Amish pie.

Carmon, of the Friends of Chrisholm, has been baking homemade pies since the age of 12. She won best of show at the Butler County Fair in 2022 for her Amish Bumbleberry Pie using an authentic recipe taken from Amish365, an online publication about Amish and Mennonite cooking and culture. At the end of the program, everyone will get to sample one of Carmon's pies.

All participants should bring a 9-inch pie pan to the program, preferably glass. Cost of the program is $5 per participant.

Sat, Oct 14, Time 1pm – 3pm
(Pre-registration encouraged at

Esther Price Candies and Elite Ice Cream

Join Friends of Chrisholm as we welcome Jim Revelos of Esther Price Candies. Come out to learn about the history of Esther Price Candies and Esther Price’s connection to the Butler County historic Amish Mennonite community. As a special treat, Mr. Revelos will also be talking about Elite Ice Cream & Candy, which was run by his family until its closing.

Sat, Dec 2, Time 1pm to 2pm
(Pre-registration encouraged at

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