Events

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

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———–February 15 – February 25, 2017

Vintage Valentine Exhibit: So Meaningful: Hearts & Forget-me-nots

Tour Times:  Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 3:30pm (last tour starts 3:00pm). Groups by appointment.

Celebrate our “grand re-opening” for the year and view our vintage Valentine exhibit along with selected objects from the Hower collection as we celebrate the romantic days of February.

Sweet Saturdays of February (the 18th and the 25th) : Enjoy complimentary hot tea and a sweet treat in our elegant dining room following your paid tour. Served 12:30 – closing.

Plan to visit the Cellar Door Store following your tour….always a feast for the eyes!


Sunday, February 12, 2017     2:00-4:00pm
Valentine Tea & Program

Delectable savories and sweets offered at this annual tea event with a fun and informative program presented by Evelyna Nightingale. Meander through the House to enjoy the vintage Valentine exhibit and shopping in the always elegant Cellar Door Store.

COST: per adult: $32; children 8-12, $22. Limited seating; prepaid reservations due by February 6.


February 13, 14 & 15, 2017

Rethinking Race: Life as a Domestic Worker, Then & Now

In support of Black History Month and in conjunction with The University, we offer a special series of tours at Hower House Museum to initiate discussions about race and class in the wealthy Victorian era of our city and nation’s history. Tour times to be determined; call for details (330.972.6909).


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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: $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.


March 17-18, 2017

Victorians’ Artisan Fair at Hower House Museum

TIME: Friday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm       Saturday – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our 19th 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! Free on-site parking; $5 general admission. 

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April 7, 2017
RooReeds Graduate Quintet

TIME:   7:00 pm

Plan to join us for a springtime “rags to riches” concert at the Hower House Museum. Ticket price includes a self-guided tour of the Hower House Museum. Cellar Door Store will be open an hour before concert time.

COST: $15/per person; $5 for students with valid ID. Prepaid reservations: April 3. Limited seating. Light refreshments following. Ticket price includes self-guided tour of Hower House Museum. 

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.


May 13, 2017

Mother’s Day Weekend Brunch Tea, 10:00 am – 11:45 am.

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 program, walk-thru tour & shopping in the Cellar Door Store. Limited seating with prepaid reservations;

PRICE: $32 adults/$22 children ages 8-12. Prepaid reservation deadline: May 8, 2017.

May 13, 2017    Free tours for Mom! In honor of Mother’s Day, 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 and a visit to the Carriage House.

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June 7 – September, 2017     Summer exhibit: Title TBA. Summer is the best time to share rarely displayed objects from the Hower House Museum collection. Details TBA.

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June 17, 2017     Free tours for Dad – in honor of Father’s Day, 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 and a look at the Carriage House exhibit.

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July (all month)                  In gratitude for their service and dedication, Free Tours for all Active Military and Veterans; half-price for military/veterans households. (Valid military/veteran ID required for special offer. Offer available during July, on scheduled tour days.)