Events

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


We are closed for cleaning and maintenance until Wednesday, February 27, with the exception of…

‘Bee’ My Palentine! Tea:
A Celebration of Friendships
February 9, 2019
Time: 1pm until 3pm

Bring your best friends and pals to spend a lovely afternoon at the Hower House
Museum. Enjoy an array of savories, sweets and engaging conversations.
Prepaid reservations: $34/adults and $23/children ages 8 – 12.
Call for reservations and availability at 330.972.6909.

Free onsite parking. Prepaid reservations due by February 2 by calling 330.972.6909 or emailing howerhouse@uakron.edu


Backstairs at the Mansion: Servants’ tours
February 25-27, 2019
Tours begin at 12 noon
In collaboration with the annual University Rethinking Race initiative,
join us for a special ‘backstairs’ tour of the servants’ spaces at the Hower House.
Free and open to the public; preregistration is required by calling 330.972.6909.
Tour size is limited to 15 people each tour.
Tour begins at 12 noon; please plan to arrive no later than 11:45 a.m.


Public Tours resume.
February 28, 2019
Time: 12 noon until 3 p.m.
It has been a long, cold winter! Help us kick off our tour season with a visit to the
Hower House Museum! We have many programs, exhibits, and events planned for
2019. Admission charged.


March Artisan Fair – days & times TBA
Plans are underway for our 21st annual Artisan Fair with some new twists in the format!
Presented by the Hower House Museum Guild. Stay tuned for details!


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.


Mother’s Day Breakfast Tea & Program
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. today only.


Summer exhibit: Title to be determined
June 26, 2019
September 28 Plans are underway for another fabulous and informative summer exhibit featuring the
Hower costume collection. Details TBA