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

Monday-Wednesday, February 5, 6, & 7, 2018:    1:00 pm

Upstairs-Downstairs: A History of Domestic Service


As part of the University of Akron’s “Rethinking Race”, enjoy a free and unique tour. Enter Hower House Museum through the service entrance and tour the spaces often overlooked during regular tours.

These spaces represent the history of domestic service work in America, an industry that still benefits primarily from the labor of immigrants and minorities.

Tours will be led by literary historian, Tine Hreno.

While not required, Pre-Registration is encouraged by calling 330-972-6909

LOCATION: Hower House Museum, 60 Fir Hill, Akron Ohio


Galentine’s Day Tea            Sunday, February 11, 2:00-4:00 pm

COST: $32 for adults/$22 for children ages 8-12.

Galentine’s Day is about “ladies celebrating ladies,” and Hower House Museum will be honoring all of our female friendships with a Victorian high tea. Bring your best friend.

Learn about the history of female friendships, especially those between the Hower women. Wander through the Hower’s elegant mansion, indulge in our Valentine-inspired menu, and shop at the Cellar Door Store.

Pre-paid registration is required by calling 330-972-6909

LOCATION: Hower House Museum: 60 Fir Hill, Akron Ohio


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

These dates are tentative; details and confirmation will follow!