RESERVATIONS (or questions): Call 330.972.6909
Free Parking onsite or at nearby University of Akron lots
March 23-24, 2018
Artisan Fair at Hower House Museum
Time: Friday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Help us celebrate our 20th annual event! Meander through the elegant surroundings while shopping from selected artisans offering interesting, fun and whimsical handcrafted items from local artisans. A bit of something for everyone!
General event admission: $5; free on-site parking and in nearby UA lots.
April 10, 2018
Canal History and Its Effects on Akron
Time: 7:00 pm
You won’t want to miss this entertaining and educational program on Akron history. A fascinating program presented by an engaging speaker, Ranger Rebecca Jones Macko of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Light refreshments following the event. Free event for current HHM Guild members; $5 for non-members. Seating is limited; preregistration is recommended. Call or email to register.
April Hower History 101: Hower Trade School: Beginnings
Join us for an informative peek at the past, the origin and history of the M.O. Hower Trade School. Founded by Blanche Bruot Hower, the Hower Trade School was influential in the growth of Akron and its industry beginning in 1932. Join us as we look learn about it and the American Trade School movement that motivated it. Date & time TBA. Details to follow.
May 8, 2018
Through the Eyes of the Artist: Renoir
Program at 7:00pm:
Join us for an evening of art & culture at the elegant Hower House Musuem!
Felicia Zavarella Stadelman will present a painterly program on Impressionist, Auguste Renoir who had a colorful career. Light refreshments following the event. Free event for current HHM Guild members; $5 for non-members. Preregistration is recommended as seating is limited! Call or email to register.
May 12, 2018
Les Fleurs Animees: a Mother’s Day Brunch Tea
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Create a precious memory while sharing elegant tea fare with Mom, Grandma, daughter, favorite cousin, and/or special friends. Delicious tea, savories and sweets, a walk-thru tour & shopping in the Cellar Door Store. Limited seating with prepaid reservations; $32 adults/$22 children ages 8-12. Prepaid reservation deadline: May 7, 2018.
May 12 ***Delayed opening today: Public tours from 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Free tours for Moms!
In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, treat Mom, your mother-in-law, or Grandma to a free tour at the Hower House Museum followed by shopping in the Cellar Door Store.
June 16, 2018
Free tours for Dads!
Time: Noon – 3pm
In honor of Father’s Day weekend, treat Dad, your father-in-law, or Grandpa to a free tour at the Hower House Museum followed by shopping in the Cellar Door Store.
June 27 – October 13, 2018
Summer exhibit: Wedding Fashions through the Decades: 1880 – 1960s
Wedding gowns and related items and keepsakes will be on view from the Hower Collection and private collections; learn how bridal fashions evolved in response to world events. Available during tour times; groups by appointment. Admission charged.
In gratitude for their service and dedication, free tours for all active military and veterans; half-price for military/veteran households.
(Valid military/veteran ID required for special offer. Offer available during month of July, on scheduled tour days.)
July 15, 2018
Walking tour: Mr. Hower’s Neighborhood
In partnership with Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron (PTP), we will present a special tour to celebrate the historic neighborhood of John Henry Hower. Participants will have an informative introduction to the area, then a self-guided walking tour of the neighborhood where his peers and colleagues lived. Tours will culminate in a tour of Mr. Hower’s home at 60 Fir Hill. Time & meet up location details TBA.
July 21, 2018
Evening Tea: Victorians: the naughty and the bawdy
Not for the faint of heart! Join in an evening tea for adults at the Hower House Museum.
Enjoy sweets and savories along with a program about those oh-so-naughty Victorians!
Learn about what they wore, what they ate and drank, and other scandalous secrets.Limited seating; times and pricing TBA.