Are you looking for family-friendly activities over the holidays that are fun as well as educational? Hower House Museum is fully decorated for the Holidays through January 5, 2018! We have extended hours and a wonderful selection of holiday items for sale in our unique museum store and other special events for the holidays…
Our delightful Cellar Door Store is ready for your holiday shopping needs! We have several rooms full of gifts and delightful Victorian-themed items: everything from china, ceramic pieces, exquisite ornaments, affordable stocking stuffers, and lovely Victorian Christmas cards: click here for more information and pictures.
Santa will be here on Saturday, December 2! Mark your calendar and plan to bring your favorite young person for the day. The Annual Santa Breakfast will begin at 10 am and ends at 11:45 am. Santa will arrive to visit with everyone before breakfast ends. Then he’ll be here all afternoon for visitation when you can enjoy half-price tour admission for the afternoon! Bring your list! Santa will also be checking the “Naughty and Nice” book just in case you’re wondering!
Join us on Saturday, December 9th for our Annual Holiday Brunch! We will be celebrating the classic holiday movie ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with sweets and savories, teas, coffee, and wassail with a holiday brunch fit for the angels receiving their wings (listen for the bell to ring!). The menu includes fresh fruit salad with mint lime dressing, chicken in a basket, egg casserole on english muffins, cinnamon rolls, cream cheese pastry and more. We are partnering with Haven of Rest and pulling in donations from local businesses to create raffle baskets. All proceeds from the raffle baskets will go to Haven of Rest to help provide for those without.
Click here for more info on these events and contact information for reservations.
HOLIDAY TOUR TIMES: Wednesday-Saturday: Noon-3pm. Sunday: 1-3:30pm (through December 29, 2017).
By popular request, we will also be open January 3-5, 2018, Wednesday-Friday, Noon-3:00pm, just in case you weren’t able to visit us earlier.
HOLIDAY TOUR COST: $8.00 adults, $6.00 senior citizens (65+ years), $2.00 for students (with valid ID for college students); children six years and under are free with a paid adult admission.
Holiday Tours are self-guided. There are red binders with additional information about key pieces in our collection throughout the house and monitors to answer questions you may have. This is truly a unique opportunity to view a lovely Victorian home in all its holiday glory!
Call 330.972.6909 for information about large group tours or email us at [email protected] You can also visit our website at www.howerhouse.org We can be found on Facebook at Hower House Museum – The University of Akron
We are so looking forward to helping you celebrate the holidays with your family and loved ones!