Events

RESERVATIONS (or questions): CALL: 330.972.6909
EMAIL: howerhouse@uakron.edu
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

FREE Tours for Dads on Father’s Day!
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.

What a wonderful way to celebrate this holiday, with both history and nostalgia!


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 House Museum Collection and private collections; learn how bridal fashions evolved in response to world events. Available during tour times; groups by appointment. Admission charged.


July, 2018 (all month)

In gratitude for their service and dedication, FREE Tours for all Active Military and Veterans, and Half-Price for Military/Veteran household members.

(Valid Military/Veteran ID required for special offer. Offer available during the month of July, 2018, on scheduled tour days.)


Sunday, 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.


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Lady Wilde’s Naught Tea            5:00-7:00pm

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!

Lady Wilde wore elaborate costumes with outlandish headdresses and cheap gawdy jewelry. In Dublin and London, she hosted gatherings in dark candle-lit rooms to encourage bawdy talk. She disliked the term ‘respectable’ and wouldn’t have anyone respectable in her house.

Let’s draw the curtains and indulge in a naughty-bawdy tea party, while we explore the risqué side of Victorian life and amorality. [Adults Only]

COST: $32 per Adult. Limited seating with prepaid reservations (call 330.972.6909)