Hower House Museum presents October mini exhibit:
Civil War: Memento Mori – October 5 through 29
There have been numerous documents, essays, books, and articles published on the topic of the American Civil War regarding its real or supposed cause, the skill or carelessness of its military leaders, battles fought, strategies used, and their bravery or cowardice. The Civil War: Memento Mori exhibit instead explores elements that aided the war effort for both sides of the conflict and focuses on collections that were assembled out of the material culture and detritus of the war.
Milton Otis Hower was fascinated with the Civil War as evidenced by the numerous objects that he purchased and collected after moving his family to Chicago in the mid-1890s to work as Vice President of the American Cereal Company. On view for this exhibit are s
elected objects and images along with items on loan from local organizations and private collectors.
The exhibit, open through October 29, is in partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Round Table in observance of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Monument at Oakwood Cemetery. (Their celebration will take place October 29, 2016 at Oakwood Cemetery Veterans’ Section, Cuyahoga Falls at 10:00am.) For further information of the Cuyahoga Valley Civil War Round Table event, contact Paul Huff at [email protected]
Civil War: Memento Mori will be available to view during public tour times and by appointment at the Hower House Museum.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: call 330.972.6909 or check the website: www.howerhouse.org
LOCATION: Hower House Museum, 60 Fir Hill, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325
PARKING: During your visit, park free in the Hower House Museum lot.
REGULAR TOUR DAYS & TIMES: Guided Tour Times: Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm; last tour begins one half hour before closing. Group tours of 10 or more people by appointment. Tour schedule subject to change; call ahead for availability.
GUIDED TOUR ADMISSIONS: Adults, $8.00; seniors (65), $6.00; students, $2.00. Group rates available – call for details.