Events

RESERVATIONS (or questions): Call 330.972.6909
EMAIL: howerhouse@uakron.edu
Free Parking onsite or at nearby University of Akron lots


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 23, 2016
Hower Community Service Award reception
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
This biennial award celebrates volunteerism and the “unsung” heroes who devote countless hours of their time helping others with little or no recognition. If you know someone like this, please contact us for an application form.
Event tickets: $25 each and includes reception, self-guided tour of Hower House Museum, and the ceremony. Reservation Deadline is Friday, September 16.


September 30 – October 29, 2016
Hower House Museum Civil War Freedom Exhibit
View pieces from the Hower family and private collections.

In partnership with Cuyahoga Falls Historical and the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Round Table, we will commemorate the end of the Civil War with a special mini-exhibit. We have many Civil War maps and artifacts as Milton Otis Hower was quite a collector of memorabilia, some rarely exhibited. Selected objects will be on display on the first floor for the month.

Related Program: October 29 – Oakwood Cemetery’s 150th Anniversary of its Civil War Memorial. Ceremony and program begins at 10 am at the Oakwood Cemetery, located at 2420 Oakwood Drive in Cuyahoga Falls. For cemetery info, please contact 330.971.8446. Open to the public.


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 by Thursday, September 29 is appreciated.  Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes recommended.


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October 23, 2016
Mad Hatter Tea & Tour  
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Enjoy an array of delectable savories and sweets, all paired with delicious teas. Price includes a festive and fun program presented by Evelyna Nightingale, a walk-through tour of the Hower House Museum (including the Civil War mini exhibit), and shopping in the always lovely Cellar Door Store. Wear your most creative and outrageous chapeau for fun and possible prizes!
Limited seating with advanced reservations, $32 adults/$22 children ages 8-12.
Prepaid reservation deadline: October 17.

(Note): This event was previously posted with an Edgar Allen Poe theme. We sincerely apologize for the error.


October 28, 2016
OcTuba Ensemble
7:00 pm
Who can resist a tuba concert in the spookiest month of the year?!
Price includes a walk-through tour of the Hower House Museum (including the Civil War mini exhibit), and shopping in the always lovely Cellar Door Store.

Cost Per Concert: $15/per person; $5 for students with valid ID

Special Season Ticket Price (4 Concerts Total): $50 per person. The other Concert Dates are: December 9, 2016; February 17, 2017; and April 7, 2017. Details on each concert are listed below by date.

Prepaid reservation for this concert: October 24. Limited seating. Light refreshments following.

Advanced payment methods: Checks (payable to the Friends of Hower House) or Credit Card payments only.

Proceeds to benefit conservation/repairs to selected Hower House Museum collection objects and to support the UA School of Music Scholarship Fund.


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 Holiday Around the World exhibit (Hower House will be fully decorated).  Festive attire encouraged. Cost per concert: $15/per person; $5 for students with valid ID. Prepaid reservations: December 5. Limited seating. Light refreshments following.

Advanced payment methods: Checks (payable to the Friends of Hower House) or Credit Card payments only.

Proceeds to benefit conservation/repairs to selected Hower House Museum collection objects and to support the UA School of Music Scholarship Fund.


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.


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February 17, 2017
Jazz with Jack Schantz & his Combo
Time:  7:00 pm
Ticket price includes self-guided tour of the Vintage valentine exhibit. Cost per concert: $15/per person; $5 for students with valid ID. Prepaid reservations: February 13. Limited seating. Light refreshments following.

Advanced payment methods: Checks (payable to the Friends of Hower House) or Credit Card payments only.

Proceeds to benefit conservation/repairs to selected Hower House Museum collection objects and to support the UA School of Music Scholarship Fund.


April 7, 2017
Lunaris Graduate Woodwind Quintet
Time:   7:00 pm
Ticket price includes self-guided tour of Hower House Museum. Cost per concert: $15/per person; $5 for students with valid ID. Prepaid reservations: April 3. Limited seating. Light refreshments following.

Advanced payment methods: Checks (payable to the Friends of Hower House) or Credit Card payments only.

Proceeds to benefit conservation/repairs to selected Hower House Museum collection objects and to support the UA School of Music Scholarship Fund.


Stay tuned for details on these Additional Events:

Saturday, February 25, 2017: 10:00 – 11:45 am; Topic TBA

Saturday, March 25, 2017: 10:00 – 11:45am; Topic TBA

Saturday, April 29, 2017: 10:00 – 11:45 am; Topic TBA

Cost for each session: $10 individual lecture; $25 for the 3-lecture series.

Limited seating; Prepaid Reservations recommended.