Events

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


Sinister & Scary Stories: a mini-exhibit.
October 2-31, 2019
Selected works from the Hower Collection, biographies of the authors.

Based on Victorian authors who introduced the genre of the scary tales. We are calling this Sinister & Scary Stories and it will feature biographies of the authors and, if we can locate volumes from our own collection, some of the actual books.

The exhibit will be offered during our regular tour times: Wednesday – Saturday, noon until 3 p.m. We do charge admission: Adults $10; Senior Citizens, $8; students $2 with valid ID. Children 12 and under free with a paid adult admission.


Archive Workshop at CCHP (Cummings Center for the History of Psychology).
October 24, 2019
Our on-campus museum partner is hosting an Archive Day event, 4 until 7 p.m. Open to the community. Registration details TBA.


A Murder Mystery Tea
October 27, 2019
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
In keeping with our sinister and scary themes in October, plan to attend our Murder Mystery Tea! Find out if Colonel Mustard or the Butler did it while enjoying an elegant tea spread complete with delectable scones, savories and sweets, accompanied by delicious hot tea, served up at the Hower House Museum. Sure to be an afternoon to remember! Join us, won’t you?

While you are here, enjoy a walk-through tour of the Hower House Museum, a peek into the Carriage House, and 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. Inform us of any food allergies or sensitivities when calling.


Holiday Wonderland – Self-guided tours of the Hower House Museum, December 22 festively attired for the holiday season and ready for our guests.
November 6 – December 22, 2019
Holiday tour times:
Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 3 p.m.; Holiday Sundays, 1– 4 p.m.
Admission fee charged. Season special: children 12 and under free with paid adult
admission. **Holiday season scheduled closings: 11/28 (Thanksgiving Day); we
will be open on 11/29-30; closed December 23-31.


Santa Breakfast 
December 7, 2019
Time: 10AM-Noon

Did you know that one of Santa’s very favorite places to visit is the Hower House Museum? This family-friendly event includes a visit with Santa, a walk-through tour of the House, complete with decorations on all three floors, and shopping in the Cellar Door Store. Start working on your wish list!

Cost and prepaid registration:
Adults $15; children $22 (ages 3-12 only).
Please call 330-972-6909 to RSVP
**An adult must accompany and stay with each child who attends.**
RSVP by December 2nd.


Holiday Breakfast Tea & Tour: Frost Tea
December 8, 2019
Time:  10AM – Noon

The holiday celebration continues at the Hower House Museum! Delectable savories and sweets will be the order of the day for this most merry of tea events. Enjoy your food in the elegant surroundings of this historic Mansion, a walk-through tour of the festively-attired rooms, and shopping in the unique Cellar Door Store.

Prepaid reservations only; call for availability (330.972.6909). Cost: $34/adults, $23 for children (ages 8-12 yrs.) Please inform us of any food allergies or sensitivities when making your reservation.