Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the McMillan Home, Mountain Glen Farm
EverGreen EverBlue was inspired by former trustee and supporter Faith Pascatore in 2004. Each year we move the event to a new spectacular property in Northeast Ohio. EverGreen EverBlue is the largest benefit on behalf of the nonprofit Land Conservancy, which preserves natural resources, working lands and open space throughout northern Ohio.
Funds are raised through the Paddles for Preservation auction held at the event and via corporate support. EverGreen EverBlue has provided more than $1.8 million in support for the Land Conservancy, an amount that helped us preserve about 3,600 acres.
The Story of Mountain Glen Farm
Little Mountain was the site of some of S. Livingston (Liv) Mather’s most treasured boyhood memories. As a man in 1906, he set about acquiring farmland on the south side of the mountain to build a home, the site of today’s Mountain Glen Farm.
In 1916 Liv and his wife Grace had land dynamited for the swimming pond and built the bath houses for weekend picnics. The couple then prevailed on one of Liv’s Yale classmates, F. Burnham Chapman, to design a home for house parties. Built in the Americanized faux-Cotswold style, the main house was completed in 1921.
Liv continued to expand the farm to more than 3,000 acres, parts of which were later donated to create the Big Creek Park in Geauga County and the Stebbins Gulch portion of the Holden Arboretum.
Today, Liv’s great grandson, Sandy McMillan, and his wife Claire live in the main house with their children. The pond and bath houses remain the center of the extended McMillan family’s gatherings. Much of the farm is permanently preserved through conservation easements.
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