Events

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


Unspoken: Objects of Communication in the Victorian Age
April 3 – May 25, 2019

Spring exhibit that explores the unspoken communication of the Victorian Era when social interactions were limited by strict behavioral guidelines.
We explore the use of flowers to communicate affection, joy or displeasure; discover the subtle art of flirting through strategic use and placement of fans, gloves, and handkerchiefs. Sure to be a great conversation starter!
Available during regular tour times: Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 3 p.m. Admission charged.


HHM Guild presents: Backstairs at the Mansion: an in-depth look (and tour) of the servants at Hower House.
April 9, 2019
Program begins at 7 p.m.; please plan to arrive by 6:45 p.m.
Join us for an in-depth program on the social hierarchy of servants in 19th and early 20th century wealthy households. This program will be presented by Tine Hreno, who has been researching and leading our Backstairs [servant spaces] tours for the past 3 years.
Free and open to current Guild members; guests are $5 each. Limited space, RSVP required by April 5 by email (howerhouse@uakron.edu) or call 330.972.6909. Light refreshments following; Cellar Door Store open at 6:00 p.m.

2019 ZONTA ABC Foundation Spring Fundraiser
Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.
Ticket includes self-guided tour of the Mansion
Elegant catered luncheon
:Giving Back: Leading by Example” presented by Dr. Debra Johanyak
Assorted raffles: Grand Prize, Chinese Auction & 50/50 Raffle
Prepaid tickets: $50/per person – limited to 60 seats only
For further information contact Laura Conley at lhc1@uakron.edu or 330.882.6201
For ticket purchase or to reserve your seat(s), contact Pam Brewer at 330.554.8844.


HHM’s Artisan & Antiques Faire – at the Old Depot at Quaker Station
May 4-5, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Plans are underway for our 21st annual fair with some new twists in the format! A rebranded and expanded event to benefit the programs of the Hower House Museum Guild. This is a juried show with a mix of artisans and antiques offerings. Quaker Station is located at 130 S. Broadway, Akron. Parking available in the Quaker parking lot. Guest admission: $6 at the door. More details on the way!


Mother’s Day Breakfast Tea: Teacups & Tiaras
May 11, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Enjoy a lovely and elegant breakfast tea with your mama, grandmother, favorite auntie or sister. Enjoy a walk-through tour of the Hower House Museum, shopping in the Cellar Door Store.
Prepaid reservations: $34/adults and $23/children ages 8 – 12. Call for reservations and availability at 330.972.6909.
Free self-guided tours for mothers from 1 until 3 p.m. on May 11 only. 


HHM Guild presents: Music of a Bygone Era as performed by the talented Malyuk sisters!
May 14, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free to all current HHM Guild members (with current membership card); just $5 for non-members! Please RSVP if you plan to attend; limited seating! Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before our scheduled program start. Free onsite parking; guests please enter through the front door.


Summer exhibit: Great Expectations: Fashion, Formality & Function
June 26 – September 28, 2019
Plans are underway for another fabulous and informative summer exhibit featuring the exquisite Hower costume collection. Exploration of social customs and their influence on all aspects of day and evening wear. Available during regular tour times.


July, 2019
This month, free tours for active military, veterans and members of their household with valid military ID. Available during regular tour times.