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History, Art, and Technology Combine at Starr Homeplace

The primary goal of Starr Homeplace is to build a creative economy within the region.

Starr Homeplace's Community Day for the month of September is taking place this Saturday, September 9th. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Community Day will be filled with creative spirits and multiple activities to take part in.

Starr Homeplace is a collection of nineteen buildings on ten acres of land that Joe Rolfe established as a memorial for his wife Starr. This month's Community Day will include blacksmithing, artworks, knives made on the forge, birdhouses, and the building of a computer system along with working on the construction and design of a monument. Another exciting thing that is being worked on at Starr Homeplace is a twenty horse power single cylinder engine that was originally purchased in the 1920's to run a threshing machine in Oregon. Rolfe invites any musicians and other creative people to show up and share their talents. He shares that there is always more space to showcase people and their talent or craft.

This month there will be a chicken spaghetti lunch available for a donation to the home place. Admission to the Community Day is $15 for adults and kids over 12. Artists and craftsmen do not have to pay any sort of fee to display their talents. More information on Starr Homeplace can be found here.