Starr Homeplace

History, Art, and Technology Combine at Starr Homeplace

Sep 7, 2017

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.

Creativity Continues at Starr Homeplace

Jun 9, 2017

Starr Homeplace's Community Day is coming up Saturday June 10th, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Community Day is held once a month to help gather together the creative people of the region and share different skills.

Creative Community Drawn Together at Starr Homeplace

Oct 6, 2016

Starr Homeplace present their last Community Day of the season this Saturday October 8th. Community Days allow the people of Northeast Louisiana to come together and enjoy the outdoors and reflect on a simpler time of life. 

Joe Rolfe

Starr Homeplace Heritage and Creativity Center is set to host a Community Day on Saturday, September 10. 

The event will feature a blacksmith working in the Starr Homeplace workshop. A boat builder will be on hand to work on projects and period fur traders will make and appearance at the event.  

Director of Starr Homeplace, Joe Rolfe says, "A model of the Hindenburg may fly over the homeplace this weekend". He says the event is a family oriented affair and visitors will learn about the agricultural heritage of the area.

The sleepy farming community of Oak Ridge is home to a unique haven for artists and craftsmen. The Starr Homeplace consists of 19 buildings on 9 acres of land, and once a month opens its doors to artists of all kinds for what it calls Community Day.

Community Day this month is Saturday July 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and hosts a fierier making hand made horse shoes, a blacksmith, a boat builder, and a local artist creating work live throughout the day. Any individual with a talent or craft is welcome to and ply their trade at the event.

Community Day At Starr Homeplace

Oct 8, 2015
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Creative people come together this Saturday in Starr Homeplace's Community Day.

"We bring people together who are interested in creative or unusual things to form a community, and share in discussions and demonstrations about a particular crafts and skills," said Starr Homeplace founder Joe Rolphe.

Blacksmiths, wood crafters, quilters, and others showcase their talents during the day-long event.  19 buildings house many unique tools and machinery at the farm site.

A lunch is provided with a donation.  Starr Homeplace is located on Highway 133 in Oak Ridge.

Community Art Exhibit Showcases Local Talent

Jul 9, 2015
Courtesy Starr Homeplace

Starr Homeplace will be hosting its last Community Day of the summer on Saturday, July 11.

Starr Homeplace will be featuring artwork from the community's common folk this Saturday. The exhibit will showcase creative work from regional blacksmiths, wood smiths and seamstresses. Joe Rolphe of Starr Homeplace says the exhibit will host many creative people. Rolphe says he hopes to see people who have never been there before.

Plant Swap at Starr Homeplace Community Day

May 7, 2015

Area gardeners and gardening enthusiasts can trade a plant or two this weekend in a plant swap.  It a featured activity in Starr Homeplace's Community Day on Saturday.

Homeplace owner and operator Joe Rolphe says "the Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners and other groups will bring a number of plants and annuals as part of the event."  The swap is one of a host of activities taking place on the grounds in Oak Ridge.

"We'll have a blacksmith's shop going, leather and woodworking, and several other craftsmen sharing with their work," said Rolphe.