Events

August 16, 2016
Music and words of the Civil War era through the talents of our very own
Evelyna Nightingale and Rick Kalister.
Time: 7:00 pm
Members are free; visitors are $5 at the door.

September 9, 2016
“Puttin” On the Glitz; Membership Drive for Hower House
Time:  5-8 pm

September 15, 2016 – Victorian Member event only.
Visit to the Akron Art Museum
Time:  10:30 AM
Free private tour with our own Betty Jo Scurei.
Carpool to the museum and then to lunch.
Please let the Hower House know if you will be attending.

September 30 – October 29, 2016
Victorian Morning mini exhibit
An informative peek into mourning customs of the past and how they continue to affect current American culture.  View pieces from the Hower family and private collections.

October 1, 2016
Walking Tour of Glendale Cemetery
Time:  9:45 am (weather permitting)
Meet at Hower House to carpool to Glendale Cemetery to visit the graves of the Howers, Bruots, and their friends and associates; also viewing of the Civil War Chapel.
Discussion of funerary architecture styles of the era.  Free event; preregistration appreciated.  Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes recommended.

October 23, 2016
Edgar Allan Poe Literary Tea & Tour
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Commemorate the anniversary of EA Poe’s death (October 7, 1849) with a spine-chilling Poe-centric program and equally thrilling tea fare!  Included is a walk-through tour of our Victorian Mourning exhibit and shopping in the Cellar Door Store,
Creative & vintage mourning attire encouraged!
Limited seating with advanced reservations, $32 adults/$22 children ages 8-12.  Prepaid reservation deadline:  October 17.

DSCN2381November 9 – December 30, 2016
Hower House holiday season (thru December 30)
Holiday around the World; self-guided holiday tours.
Tour Times:  Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 3:30 pm; Holiday Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Live musical entertainment on selected days.  Admission charged.
Children 12 and under free with paid adult admission; children must be accompanied by adult.
*** Holiday season scheduled closings:  11/24 (Thanksgiving); 12/24-25.6.27 & 12/31**

Santa_Photo_from_12-15-12December 3, 2016
Santa Breakfast & Visitation Day
Great family fun!  Enjoy breakfast and then a visit with Santa who will check his ‘naughty and nice’ list for your name!  Bring along your wish list!
Menu and reservation details TBA.

December 9, 2016
Graduate String Quartet Concert
Time:  7:00 pm
Ticket price includes self-guided tour of the fully decorated Museum.  Light refreshments following the concert; prepaid reservations due December 5.  Festive attire encouraged.

HolidayTea2012_1aDecember 11, 2016
Holiday Brunch Tea & Tour
Time:  10:30 – 12:00 pm
Catch the holiday spirit and enjoy a lovely delicious brunch at the fully-decorated Hower House Museum and perhaps some shopping in the always-charming Cellar Door Store!  A variety of savories and sweets will be served along with selected hot tea pairings.  Reservation details TBA.

February 17, 2017
Jazz with Jack Schantz & his Combo
Time:  7:00 pm
Cost:  $15 per person; $5 for students with valid ID
Ticket price includes a self-guided tour of the vintage Valentine exhibit at the Hower House Museum.  Limited seating. Deadline for prepaid reservations:  February 13.

April 7, 2017
Lunaris Graduate Woodwind Quintet
Time:   7:00 pm
Cost:  $15 per person; $5 for students with valid ID
Ticket price includes a self-guided tour of the vintage Valentine exhibit at the Hower House Museum.  Limited seating. Deadline for prepaid reservations:  April 3.