Events

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


Thursday Night Movies at the Northlawn Cinema
(at Hower House Museum):
July 11 – October 10

Pack a picnic supper, blanket or chairs and join us for free, family-friendly outdoor movie nights on the [North] lawn; concessions available for sale.

Gates open at 8:30 p.m.; movie begins at 9:00 p.m. Park in our lot or in nearby UA lots. Concession proceeds benefit the Carriage House fund.

Here is our proposed schedule of classic movies, for a classic location!
July 11 — Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923 version)
rain date: July 18 (weather permitting)
July 25 — Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 Disney/animated)
rain date: Aug. 1
August 8 — His Girl Friday (1940)
rain date: Aug. 15 (weather permitting)
August 22 — The Little Princess (1939)
rain date: Aug. 29 (weather permitting)
Sept. 12 — My Fair Lady (1964)
rain date: Sept. 19 (weather permitting)
Sept. 26 — Phantom of the Opera (the 1939 original)
rain date Oct. 3 (weather permitting)
Oct. 10 — Double Feature: Little Shop of Horrors & Night of the Living Dead
rain date: Oct 17 (weather permitting)


Summer exhibit: Great Expectations: Fashion, Formality & Function
June 26 – September 28, 2019

Warm weather ushers in 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

Thank you for your service! This month, free tours for active military, veterans and members of their household with valid military ID. Available at regular tour times


Hower House Museum (HHM) Guild program/meeting
August 6, 2019 | 7pm-9pm
Program by Candy Marang will present an engaging program on “Repair or Replace?” a question that all historic homes encounter.

Candy is Chair of the Stan Hywet Needlework Guild Curatorial Committee and also plans to share info about the Intermuseum Conservation programs in Cleveland. Free to all current HHM Guild members (with current membership card); just $5 for non-members! Please RSVP to 330.972.6909 if you plan to attend; limited seating! Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before our scheduled program starts. Free onsite parking; guests please enter through the front door.


(T) Hower House Museum Guild program/meeting
September 3, 2018 | 7pm-9pm
Program: TBA
Free to all current HHM Guild members (with current membership card); just $5 for non-members! Please RSVP to 330.972.6909 if you plan to attend;limited seating! Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before our scheduled program starts. Free onsite parking; guests please enter through the front door. Cellar Door Store will be open at 6:30 p.m.


National Museum Day – free admission during tour times 12 noon until 3 p.m.
September 21, 2019
In observance of National Museum Day, enjoy self-guided tours of the Hower House Museum and its summer exhibit. This program presented in partnership with the Cummings Center for the History Psychology (CCHP) at The University of Akron.


Hower House Museum Guild presents: Music of a Bygone Era as performed by the talented Malyuk Sisters!
October 1, 2019 | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Free to all current HHM Guild members (with current membership card); just $5 for non-members!  Please RSVP to 330.972.6909 if you plan to attend; limited seating! Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before our scheduled program starts. Free onsite parking; guests please enter through the front door. Cellar Door Store will be open at 6:30 p.m.


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


Fall Vintage & Antiques Fair at Quaker Station
130 S. Broadway in downtown Akron. 

October 19-20, 2019 
This important fall fundraiser benefit renovations to the Carriage House at the Hower House Museum. Times, admission fee, etc. TBA.


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.


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.


(T) Holiday Breakfast Tea & Tour:
December 15, 2019
Theme and details TBA