THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
Hower House Museum
About the Hower House Museum
The Hower House was completed in 1871 and was built by John Henry Hower, a leading Akron industrialist who was active in the milling, reaping, and cereal industries. Hower and his wife, Susan Youngker Hower, moved from Doylestown, Ohio, to Akron in 1865. Hower, along with Jacob Snyder, a well-known Akron architect, designed this house in the Second Empire Italianate style. This 28-room mansion is capped with a distinctive mansard roof and soaring tower. The unusual floor plan was based on the” “Akron Plan,” developed by Jacob Snyder and widely used in church constructions as part of the “Sunday School movement” across the United States between 1870 and 1917. The mansion is filled with hundreds of treasures and furnishings the Hower family collected from around the world.
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Upcoming Event: Amanda Flower - ABOUT BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH
Tragedy soon strikes and Willa’s beloved brother, Henry, is killed in a tragic accident at the town stables. With no other family and nowhere else to turn, Willa tells Emily about her brother’s death and why she believes it was no accident. Willa is convinced it was murder. Henry had been very secretive of late, only hinting to Willa that he’d found a way to earn money to take care of them both. Viewing it first as a puzzle to piece together, Emily offers to help, only to realize that she and Willa are caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse that reveals corruption in Amherst that is generations deep. Some very high-powered people will stop at nothing to keep their profitable secrets even if that means forever silencing Willa and her new mistress….
Call us to make your reservations: 330.972.6909 (Reservations are encouraged but not required.)
Free for HHM Guild members; $8 special price for our HHM neighbors!
Limited seating, light refreshments served; free onsite parking for guests.
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Upcoming Exhibit: Poe & Doyle: Victorian Crime Fiction
Thursdays 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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