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Articles About National Endowment for the Arts

  • YSKP’s animals to save the farm

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse’s summer play, “The Farm,” blends a recounting of the 1999 Whitehall Farm auction with George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” Playing some of the human, animal and spirit characters in the show are, from left, Chloe Thompson, Reese Elam, Sophie Lawson, Carina Basora, Violet Babb, Malaya Booth, Ben McKee, Zan Holtgrave, Daphne Trillana and Camila Dallas-Gonzalez. (Submitted photo by Tod Tyslan)

    YSKP’s 21st original musical, “The Farm,” is inspired by the events of the Whitehall Farm auction and George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” The play asks the question — can the wild animals, farm animals and human kids work together to save their beloved farm from developers?

  • Whitehall Farm inspires fun, play

    Local kids, from left Rebecca, William and Josie DeWine and Dane Beal hung out with the cows of Whitehall Farm, a 940-acre property just north of the village that was saved from development in 1999. The Tecumseh Land Trust, which played a major role in preserving the land, will host a Family Fun Day at Whitehall on Sunday, May 10, with games, food, historical tours and horse-drawn carriage rides. (Submitted photo by Ara Beal)

    After more than two centuries, the historic Whitehall Farm has many stories to tell. But it’s the story about how a small town raised more than one million dollars in six weeks to purchase and preserve the farm in 1999 that continues to inspire both villagers and a local land trust whose early work was defined by it.