Visit home early pioneer in Western Reserve

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HARPERSFIELD, Ohio – In 1798, some of the first pioneers – a family named Harper – settled in the Western Reserve region of Ohio near Madison/Geneva in modernday Ashtabula County.

In 1815, Colonel Robert Harper built Shandy Hall, which exists today as part of the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Join the society at Shandy Hall May 4 from noon to 5 p.m. for Shandy’s Opening Day, a reception and tour of the 17-room home.

Birthday party. On May 18, join a birthday celebration for Robert Harper, including cake and a brief but lively speech by an actor portraying the colonel .

Children will have a chance to build their own miniature log cabin.

Admission to this event, which runs noon to 5 p.m., is free.

Shandy Hall’s regular hours are Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31. The home is located at 6333 South Ridge Road West in Harpersfield.

Unless otherwise noted, admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Western Reserve Historical Society members and children 5 and younger are admitted for free.

For more information call 440-466-3680.

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