The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio
The Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House are now open for the 2016 tour season!
Family Fun Day
Join the Summit County Historical Society for our annual Family Fun Day on July 16, 2016 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Crafts will feature our theme of the Historic Homes of Mutton Hill. In addition to woolen crafts, there will be games for children along with musical entertainment and free tours of the Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House. This event is free and open to the public.
History Within Reach
Founded in 1924, the mission of Summit County Historical Society, a 501(c)3 corporation, is to preserve and interpret the history of Summit County and Akron, and to educate regional communities about the people and events that have shaped our rich history. The Society owns and manages several properties including the Perkins Stone Mansion, home of Akron's founding family; John Brown House, home of the internationally recognized abolitionist; and Old Stone School in downtown Akron - a partnership with Akron Public Schools. Two of the properties are open to visitors, the John Brown Home and the Perkins Stone Mansion. The Summit County Historical Society is a member of the Akron Area Arts Alliance, The Ohio Local History Alliance, and The American Association for State and Local History.