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April Hower History 101: Hower Trade School: Beginnings

Join us for an informative peek at the past, the origin and history of the M.O. Hower Trade School. Founded by Blanche Bruot Hower, the Hower Trade School was influential in the growth of Akron and its industry beginning in 1932. Join us as we look learn about it and the American Trade School movement that motivated it.

Date & time TBA. Details to follow.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

Through the Eyes of the Artist: Renoir
Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Join us for an evening of art & culture at the elegant Hower House Musuem!

Felicia Zavarella Stadelman will present a painterly program on Impressionist Auguste Renoir, who had a colorful career. Light refreshments will be served following the event.

COST: $5.00 for Non-Members (FREE for current HHM Guild Members with Membership Card).

Seating is limited; Pre-Registration is recommended. Call or E-Mail to register.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Les Fleurs Animees: a Mother’s Day Brunch Tea
Time: 10:00am – Noon

Create a precious memory while sharing elegant tea fare with Mom, Grandma, daughter, favorite cousin, and/or special friends. Delicious tea, savories and sweets, a walk-thru tour & shopping in the Cellar Door Store.

COST: $32 adults/$22 children ages 8-12. Prepaid reservation deadline: May 7, 2018.Limited seating with prepaid reservations;

May 12 ***Delayed Opening Today: Public Tours from 1:00 – 3:00 pm – FREE Tours for Moms!

In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, treat Mom, your Mother-in-Law, or Grandma to a FREE Tour at the Hower House Museum followed by shopping in the Cellar Door Store.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

FREE Tours for Dads on Father’s Day!
Time:  Noon – 3pm

In honor of Father’s Day weekend, treat Dad, your Father-in-Law, or Grandpa to a FREE Tour at the Hower House Museum followed by shopping in the Cellar Door Store.

What a wonderful way to celebrate this holiday, with both history and nostalgia!

June 27 – October 13, 2018

Summer Exhibit: Wedding Fashions through the Decades: 1880 – 1960s

Wedding gowns and related items and keepsakes will be on view from the Hower House Museum Collection and private collections; learn how bridal fashions evolved in response to world events. Available during tour times; groups by appointment. Admission charged.

July, 2018 (all month)

In gratitude for their service and dedication, FREE Tours for all Active Military and Veterans, and Half-Price for Military/Veteran household members.

(Valid Military/Veteran ID required for special offer. Offer available during the month of July, 2018, on scheduled tour days.)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Walking tour: Mr. Hower’s Neighborhood

In partnership with Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron (PTP), we will present a special tour to celebrate the historic neighborhood of John Henry Hower. Participants will have an informative introduction to the area, then a self-guided walking tour of the neighborhood where his peers and colleagues lived. Tours will culminate in a tour of Mr. Hower’s home at 60 Fir Hill. Time & meet up location details TBA.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Evening Tea: Victorians: the Naughty and the Bawdy

Not for the faint of heart! Join in an evening tea for adults at the Hower House Museum.
Enjoy sweets and savories along with a program about those oh-so-naughty Victorians!
Learn about what they wore, what they ate and drank, and other scandalous secrets.Limited seating; times and pricing TBA.