Upcoming 2014 Events

Hower House presents
A vision to share, a story to tell
Summer exhibit dates: June 25 – September 20, 2014
Explore the fascinating world of children’s books, their authors and illustrators from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Items on view from the Hower Collection and private collectors.

Available during tour times (Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 3:30 pm) and by appointment
Group rates available; call for details. Call ahead for availability

Opening Reception
Wednesday, June 25 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Hower House, 60 Fir Hill, Akron, Ohio
Call or email for reservation information: 330.972.6909 (

July 27, 2014FairgardenTea

Fairy Garden Tea & Program

Fairy Garden Tea at The Hower House
Sunday – July 27, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 pmAfternoon Tea Menu

Garden Salad Baskets
Candied Ginger & Apricot Scones
Zucchini Tea BreadBLT Bites with Basil Cream
Asparagus & Ham Puff Spiral
Broccoli Quiche Squares

Blackberry Bavarian Cream Flowers
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies
Peaches & Crème Parfaits

$30 adults / $18 children (8-12)

(Creative attire encouraged – This is an indoor Tea Event)

Dust off your fairy wings and join us for a fun Afternoon Tea of delicious savories and sweets, with a program on the History of Fairyies & walk-thru tour of the Hower House.

Following the tea, we invite you to create your own fairy garden in a thimble in the Cellar Door Store.

Also enjoy a leisurely stroll through our grounds and gardens as well as shopping in the Cellar Door Store.

Limited seating with advanced (prepaid) reservations required.
Reservation deadline: July 21, 2014

For Reservations or more Information call the Hower House: 330.972.6909


August 17, 2014
Victorian/Edwardian tea ala Downton
Step back in time to a more elegant and formal time.
Limited seating with advanced reservations, $30 adults/$18 children ages 8-12
Prepaid reservation deadline: August 11. (period attire encouraged)

September 23, 2014
Hower Community Service Award reception
(sponsored by the Friends of Hower House) (details TBA)

October 1 – 18, 2014
Victorian Mourning – a mini exhibit (details TBA)

November 5 – Hower House holiday season (thru December 28) (theme TBD)

November 9, 2014
Holiday Brunch Tea & Tour, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (details TBA)

Santa_Photo_from_12-15-12December 6, 2014
Breakfast with Santa


Our Santa Breakfast is planned for Saturday, December 6th at 10:00am (until 11:45am) followed by a walk-through tour (included in price) of the House. The jolly old elf will be present at the breakfast so the children can visit with him. The Santa breakfast cost for children – TBA (ages 3-12); adults TBA. Children 2 and under are free with paid adult. Please note we do not offer high chairs.  Limited seating, so call and get your prepaid reservations in early! Reservations will close when all seats have been sold. Call Hower House at 330.972.6909. Children are welcome to leave a letter for Santa during their visit.  Cameras are also welcome in Santa’s Workshop only for personal photos of your children with Santa.