At Riley’s Farm, we are in the business of teaching history, and it is said that learning is half of teaching,... View Article
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About Jim Riley
James Riley is the owner/operator of Riley's Farm in Oak Glen, California and a senior partner in Colony Bay Productions. The father of six children, Riley performs "Patrick Henry" and supervises a living history program visited by hundreds of thousands of school children. He holds a degree in history from Stanford University.
Kids write the funniest, sweetest things... especially when the past comes to life all around them! Living history inspires and empowers young rebels and patriots to take up their mighty pen and make a mark. Their efforts yield treasure in the form of hilarious, heart-warming, and inspiring notes.
To give you a better idea of how much care goes into that delicious bite of fresh apple pie, Mike Coleman shows you how our famous pies are created. Huzzah!
I have a beautiful, embarrassing confession to make. When I was 13, I single-handedly ruined my school’s production of Charlotte’s Web. Chances are you’ve secretly helped me atone for it, and I wanted to say thanks by sharing this survival story (and some advice to help you win that five pound apple pie when you attend the new Sherlock Holmes murder mystery dinner). Improvising and interacting with you on the farm has given me lots of unique little chances to atone for that rough show all those years ago, and to learn about improvisation as survival. The show must go on!
Almost every morning, outside my window, I get to watch an 18th century New England village getting ready for the day.... View Article
This is the hardest job to explain to people. It’s also the best job I’ve ever tried to, so it... View Article
Here at Riley’s Farm, we have amazing customers! Many have been coming to our Farm for over 5, 10, and... View Article
RILEY’S FARM THEATRE COMPANY BLOSSOMS IN OAK GLEN, CA Local theatre troupe grows family-friendly entertainment on a thriving u-pick apple farm!
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How I came to understand Christmas Even as a child, I was attracted to university catalogs and course guides. It... View Article