RESERVATIONS (or questions): Call 330.972.6909
Free Parking onsite or at nearby University of Akron lots

October 6-27, 2017

In keeping with our ‘Land of Oz’ tea event, we will offer a special mini exhibit during October.  Enjoy an extensive private collection of Oz memorabilia seldom on view at the Hower House Museum.  Available during tour times.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Land of Oz Tea & Program          (2:00-4:00pm)

Join us for a fun and historical program about the adventures of L. Frank Baum, creator of The Wizard of Oz! Enjoy wonderful tea, sweets, and savories, a walk-through tour of Hower House Museum and shopping in the incredible Cellar Door Store.

Limited seating and Prepaid Reservations:
$32 adults; $22 children ages 8-12.
To purchase tickets: 330.972.6909

Prepaid Reservation Deadline: October 3, 2017.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

HHM Guild Program                               (6:45pm)
Join us for a book signing and presentation by Joyce Sawyer, Author of  Power Spousing, The Hardest Job in American Politics.”
Admission: Free to HHM Guild members with membership card; $5 for non-members.
Advanced registration needed; limited seating.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

HHM Walking Tour of Glendale Cemetery, 9:45 am (weather permitting)
Meet at the Hower House Museum to carpool to the Glendale Cemetery to visit the graves of the Howers, Bruots, and their friends and associates; also tour of the Civil War Chapel.  Discussion of funerary architecture styles of the era and discussion of our current mini-exhibit. Free event; preregistration appreciated. Meet at Hower House (9:30 am) to carpool. Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes recommended.

Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5, 2017
Holiday decorating days – no public tours.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – Friday, December 29, 2017

Hower House Holiday Season (thru December 29): Victorian Elegance
Self-guided tour times: Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 3:00 pm; Holiday Sundays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm.
Live musical entertainment on selected days. Admission charged.
Children 12 and under free with paid adult admission; children must be accompanied by adult.
**Scheduled holiday season closings: 11/23 (Thanksgiving); 12/24-25-26, 12/30)**

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Santa Breakfast & Visitation Day: 10:00 am until 11:45 am: 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.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Holiday Brunch Tea & Tour (It’s a Wonderful Life!), time and details TBA
Catch the holiday spirit and enjoy a lovely and 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.


Please Note: Here is a tentative schedule of future teas:

  • March 11 or 17, 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Tea & Oscar Wilde Presentation
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 Mother’s Day Tea – Fairy Tea, Meaning of Flowers
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018 Naughty Tea (Naughty Secrets) – the Racier Side of Victorian Life
  • Sunday, October 7, 2018 Secret Societies/Magical Tea
  • Sunday, December 9, 2018 Holiday Tea – It’s a Wonderful Life!

These dates are tentative; details and confirmation will follow!