The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio -
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.
Tours of the Perkins Stone Mansion are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm from April 3rd through November 1st excluding holidays. Appointments for Tuesday and Saturday tours must be made in advance. Prices are $6 per adult, $4 for seniors, and $2 for children 17 and under. As always, members of the Summit County Historical Society may tour the property free of charge. For more information please call 330.535.1120.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Women's History Project. To download the nomination form, please click here.
The Ohio War of 1812 Grave Index is available here.