Special Tours at Hower House Museum: February 13, 14, & 15, 2017
In support of Black History Month and in conjunction with The University, we offer a special series of tours at Hower House Museum to initiate discussions about race and class in the wealthy Victorian era of our city and nation’s history.
Call for additional information: 330.972.6909
We will be taking groups through the servants’ areas of the Hower House Museum and talking about the historic role that domestic service workers played.
Tours Days & Times
Monday, February 13th: tour begins at 10:30 am
Tuesday, February 14th: tour begins at 1:30 pm
Wednesday, February 15th: tour begins at 3:30 pm
Location: 60 Fir Hill, Akron, OH 44325. Hower House Museum is a Victorian Mansion built in 1871 by John Henry Hower and his wife Susan, one of Akron’s leading industrial families. Historically, the house is the last remaining mansion from Akron’s first “Gold Coast” and was home to three generations of a family that shaped local history.
Architect Jacob Snyder designed the distinctive, elegant Second Empire Italianate style structure. It has been called one of the finest examples of this style in Ohio and it is on the National Register for Historic Places. Hower House Museum is owned and operated by The University of Akron. Free Parking is available on-site or at nearby UA lots.
Call 330.972.6909 for more information. Visit www.howerhouse.org for additional information about other upcoming events, more about the history of Hower House, and the impact the Hower Family has had on the Akron Community. Find us on Facebook under: Hower House – the University of Akron.