RESERVATIONS (or questions): Call 330.972.6909
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Saturday, June 17, 2017


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Victorian Spiritualism Tea & Rune Readings

TIME: 2:00-4:00pm

COST: $32.00 each for Adults. $22.00 each for Children 8-12 years old.

Limited seating. For Prepaid Reservations call: 330.972.6909 on or before June 19, 2017.

The Victorians were enamored with parlor games and amusements. They dabbled in tarot cards, tea leaf readings, phrenology, and Spiritualism, viewed as a grand adventure. Join us for a delightful combination of sweet and savory treats with tea pairings. Learn about Victorian Spiritualism in America, with an emphasis on Ohio. Discover how to do a Tea Leaf Reading and, for a small donation to the Hower House Museum, get a Scandinavian Rune Reading from someone who has 30 years experience with runes! (The Vikings used runes for both communication and divination).

The price includes a self-guided tour of Hower House Museum and shopping in our delightful Cellar Door Store!


June 28 – September 23, 2017

Enchanted Threads: Hower Laces & Embroideries (Summer Exhibit)

Various forms of needle arts were elevated to an art form during the Victorian era and promoted as a socially and morally acceptable pastime for women, for both the working and the wealthy class. Exquisite selections from the Hower House Collection will be on display for the summer, along with related programs throughout the exhibit

Available during  regular tour times (Wednesday – Saturday, noon until 3:00 pm) and special events during those dates.


July, 2017                

Military Appreciation 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.)


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

  • Sunday, October 8, 2017 Wizard of Oz Tea & Program
  • 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!