The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio
The Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House are now open for the 2016 tour season!
12th Annual Rubber City Road Rally
Join the Summit County Historical Society on Saturday, June 11, 2016 for our 12th annual Rubber City Road Rally! Rally check-in begins at 4:00 pm, with the rally beginning at 4:30. For those not wishing to participate in rally, the party begins at 5:30 at the Turkeyfoot Island Club. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, lawn games, fellowship and a beautiful view on the water. Dinner will be served at 7:30, with dancing and s'mores to follow. The cost is $100 per person; the cost includes an open bar, dinner, dessert and optional rally participation. Preregistration is required.
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.