Dr Bob's Home

Dr Bob's Home This is the official page of Dr. Bob's Home, a National Historic Landmark in Akron, Ohio. As the birthplace of the Program and Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, we are dedicated to the good doctor's message of Love & Service.

Operating as usual

"If we were to live, we had to be free of anger." (BB, p.66)
08/27/2021

"If we were to live, we had to be free of anger." (BB, p.66)

"If we were to live, we had to be free of anger." (BB, p.66)

For those in the Akron-Cleveland area, please join us for an event to celebrate the life and service of Harmon V. on Sep...
08/26/2021
Harmon Velie Memorial 5K Run/Walk

For those in the Akron-Cleveland area, please join us for an event to celebrate the life and service of Harmon V. on September 19th. For more information, please visit: www.runsignup.com/harmon5k

The Harmon Velie Memorial 5K Run/Walk is on Sunday September 19, 2021. It includes the following events: 5K Run / Walk - Adult, 5K Run / Walk - Student, and Virtual 5K Run / Walk.

08/26/2021
Easy does it...
08/25/2021

Easy does it...

Easy does it...

from The Akron Pamphlets...
08/24/2021

from The Akron Pamphlets...

from The Akron Pamphlets...

08/07/2021
Oswald Chambers
08/06/2021

Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers

07/30/2021
07/30/2021
Restraint of pen and tongue can be a challenge sometimes. A good spot check when we wonder if we should say something...
07/27/2021

Restraint of pen and tongue can be a challenge sometimes. A good spot check when we wonder if we should say something...

Restraint of pen and tongue can be a challenge sometimes. A good spot check when we wonder if we should say something...

George MacDonald
07/23/2021

George MacDonald

George MacDonald

For millennia, alcoholics have struggled with the problem. We are blessed today to have a solution.
07/22/2021

For millennia, alcoholics have struggled with the problem. We are blessed today to have a solution.

For millennia, alcoholics have struggled with the problem. We are blessed today to have a solution.

07/21/2021
07/20/2021
A favorite of Dr. Bob's...
07/19/2021

A favorite of Dr. Bob's...

A favorite of Dr. Bob's...

Marcus Aurelius
07/15/2021

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

07/14/2021
Meister Eckhart
07/13/2021

Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart

07/12/2021
Our Fellowship too...
07/09/2021

Our Fellowship too...

Our Fellowship too...

07/08/2021
Heard at a meeting...
07/07/2021

Heard at a meeting...

Heard at a meeting...

07/06/2021
Happy July 4th! Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday. Special thanks as well to all service members past and present...
07/04/2021

Happy July 4th! Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday. Special thanks as well to all service members past and present.

Happy July 4th! Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday. Special thanks as well to all service members past and present.

Tomorrow is July 4th and American Independence Day. It is also on that day in 1935 that Bill D. (AA #3) walked out of th...
07/03/2021

Tomorrow is July 4th and American Independence Day. It is also on that day in 1935 that Bill D. (AA #3) walked out of the Akron City Hospital "...a free man, never to drink again."

Being recovered, we have declared our independence from the mad realm of King Alcohol.

Gratitude today for the spiritual revolution in our lives.

Tomorrow is July 4th and American Independence Day. It is also on that day in 1935 that Bill D. (AA #3) walked out of the Akron City Hospital "...a free man, never to drink again."

Being recovered, we have declared our independence from the mad realm of King Alcohol.

Gratitude today for the spiritual revolution in our lives.

Finding a Higher Power of your own understanding...
07/02/2021

Finding a Higher Power of your own understanding...

Finding a Higher Power of your own understanding...

07/01/2021
Simone Weil
06/18/2021

Simone Weil

Simone Weil

Edgar Cayce
06/17/2021

Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce

06/16/2021
Oswald Chambers
06/15/2021

Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers

In his last major talk, Dr. Bob discussed the importance of the humble kitchen table in the history of our Fellowship, b...
06/14/2021

In his last major talk, Dr. Bob discussed the importance of the humble kitchen table in the history of our Fellowship, be it Bill's conversation with Ebby T. or Dr. Bob and Bill's formulation of the Program during that first summer in Akron.

"There was hardly a night that we didn't sit up until two or three o'clock talking. It would be hard for me to conceive that, during these nightly discussions around our kitchen table, nothing was said that influenced the writing of the Twelve Steps." - Dr. Bob

In his last major talk, Dr. Bob discussed the importance of the humble kitchen table in the history of our Fellowship, be it Bill's conversation with Ebby T. or Dr. Bob and Bill's formulation of the Program during that first summer in Akron.

"There was hardly a night that we didn't sit up until two or three o'clock talking. It would be hard for me to conceive that, during these nightly discussions around our kitchen table, nothing was said that influenced the writing of the Twelve Steps." - Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob to Bill W. on service (BB, pg. 188). It can be that simple...
06/11/2021

Dr. Bob to Bill W. on service (BB, pg. 188).
It can be that simple...

Dr. Bob to Bill W. on service (BB, pg. 188).
It can be that simple...

On the morning of June 10th, 1935, Dr. Bob knelt in this room and asked God to take over the management of his life. Thi...
06/10/2021

On the morning of June 10th, 1935, Dr. Bob knelt in this room and asked God to take over the management of his life. This was the first day of his permanent sobriety and our Founders' Day.

Thank you today for the willingness to change.

On the morning of June 10th, 1935, Dr. Bob knelt in this room and asked God to take over the management of his life. This was the first day of his permanent sobriety and our Founders' Day.

Thank you today for the willingness to change.

Address

855 Ardmore Avenue
Akron, OH
44302

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 3pm
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm
Friday 12pm - 3pm
Saturday 12pm - 3pm
Sunday 12pm - 3pm

Telephone

+13308641935

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‘Flying Blind’: Literature & History of Early A.A.

Dr. Bob’s home and much of the history shared on our tours reflect the seminal period in which Alcoholics Anonymous was founded and developed into the Program and the Fellowship of today. This corresponds roughly to the fifteen years commencing with Bill and Bob’s first meeting in 1935 and concluding with the passing of Dr. Bob in 1950.

The ‘flying blind’ period refers to the early growth of the Fellowship prior to the publication of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous in April of 1939. During this time, members of the ‘alcoholic squad’ in Akron and the ‘drunk squad’ in New York used a variety of pre-conference literature in their quest for a conscious contact with a Higher Power.

Below is a general description of some of the authors, stories, and books referenced in our posts. Our intention is to inspire, to educate, and to share the experience of AA’s earliest members. To quote Henry Ford by way of the Big Book: Experience is the thing of supreme value in life.

June 2020.


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Thank u!
RIP HARMEN VELIE - YOUR LOVE AND COMMITTMENT TO DR BOBS WILL ECHO IN AA HISTORY
https://oldtimeaa.com/content/OldTimeAA.pdf
Thank you Cassy, Harmon, Paul, Dolly, and everyone who helped put this event together. Thank you Bill W. & Dr. Bob for this amazing journey. Thank you God for putting all this together and the people You have put in my life.
Looks really interesting.
Free registration www.2020Foundersday.com for next weeks 2020 Founders Day Virtual Tour event June 202, 2020 - 8am - 2 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/772600856645954/?notif_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1592065895481183
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