Hower House Museum - The University of Akron

Hower House Museum - The University of Akron This 1871 Victorian Mansion was built by John Henry and Susan Youngker Hower contain treasures collected from around the world. Tours: Wed-Sat, 12-3 pm.
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Hower House was completed in 1871 as the new home for wealthy industrialist John Henry Hower, his wife Susan Youngker and their three sons. Hower was active in milling, reaping and the cereal industry. He and Akron architect Jacob Snyder designed this house in the Second Empire Italianate style with a unique floor plan based upon the “Akron Plan” used nationally in churches and Sunday Schools beginning in the late 1800s. This 28-room mansion is capped with a mansard roof and soaring tower and filled with distinctive treasurers and furnishings collected from around the world. In 1901 Milton Otis Hower—the Hower middle son—along with his wife Blanche Bruot and their two children, Grace and John, came to live in the house. Meanwhile the elderly Mr. Hower and his second wife moved to a smaller home nearby. Blanche upgraded the look and technology of the house and continued to live in the house even after her beloved Milton Otis Hower died in 1916. Some years later Grace Hower and her husband John Crawford moved into Hower House with Blanche. The house was occupied by the Hower family for 100 years before it was deeded to The University of Akron in 1970. Today Hower House remains one of the best preserved examples of its style in the country, a lasting symbol of a bygone era of elegance. It is supported by private donations, the Hower House Museum Guild (HHMG), and The University of Akron. Visitors are welcome to view the unique architecture and rare treasures of this National Historic Landmark eleven months of the year. Closed in January. Guided tours: Wednesday – Saturday, noon until 3:00 pm; last tour begins one half hour before closing. Carriage House open select days April – October. Call for holiday hours and additional tour times November—December.

As part of the University of Akron's campus, we will be suspending all tours and events at the Hower House Museum until ...
03/11/2020
Information about UA's response to the new coronavirus: Advice and more

As part of the University of Akron's campus, we will be suspending all tours and events at the Hower House Museum until early April, effective TODAY.
For more information on UA's response to the coronavirus, please check out the link below. If there are any changes or updates, we will be sure to keep you posted.
Thank you for your understanding and as always keep washing your hands.

Updates about classes, travel and how to protect yourself from infectious disease

10/18/2019
If This Wallpaper Could Talk

The Hower House Museum is excited and grateful to be apart of this lovely book!

Part arts-&-culture book, part local history book, “If This Wallpaper Could Talk” highlights Akron Ohio’s coolest wallpapers & the characters that love them.

Save over half off of tours! Stop in and visit us!
10/18/2019
Admission for Two or Four at Hower House (50% Off)

Save over half off of tours! Stop in and visit us!

One the National Historic Landmark registry, Hower House is a Second Empire Italianate structure, built in 1871 filled with unique treasures

08/29/2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight's Northlawn Cinema (rain date for 22 August) is canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Our next movie night is 12 September & we will be showing "My Fair Lady". Thank you for your understanding and have a wonderful Thursday!!

08/27/2019

Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Tonight's Northlawn Yoga is cancelled due to Weather.
Please Join Us Next Week!

08/22/2019

Due to weather The Northlawn Cinema will be postponing tonight’s feature, The Little Princess, till next Thursday 29th of August. We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope to see you there next week!!!!

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