Holiday Tours at the Perkins Stone Mansion
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Step back in time to the early Victorian era by visiting the home of Akron’s founding family. Considered one of Ohio’s best examples of Greek revival architecture, the 1837 stone house has a three story cantilever staircase and trees in every room.
The Summit County Historical Society opens its doors to host holiday tours featuring Victorian era decorations and vintage clothing from the permanent collection Wednesdays through Saturdays from November 30 until December 21. Guests will be taken back in time as they enter the home of Akron’s founding family which sits atop “Mutton Hill.”
Volunteer Beth Hauser worked with Society staff to tastefully coordinate decorations as if the Perkins family was still residing in the historic structure, referred to as one of Ohio’s best examples of Greek revival architecture. Seventeen volunteers completed the task of draping greenery and lights on three flights of the cantilever staircase and trimming a tree in each room.
Colonel Simon Perkins, the son of Akron’s co-founder, his wife Grace Ingersoll Tod, their eleven children and ancestors resided in and later used the home for summer retreats from the time of its construction in 1837 until 1945. With assistance from the residentsView more
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Book signings will be held on December 6, 10 and 17.
December 6 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Greater Akron: Inventive. Industrious. Inspired. by Dave Lieberth
December 10 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Yours in a Hurry by Ann Otto
December 17 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. The Story of Archie the Talking Snowman and a new book, The Triple Dog Dare: Watching—& Surviving—the 24-Hour Marathon of A Christmas Story by Joanna Wilson.
550 Copley Road, Akron, OH 44320