Artifacts & Exhibits
Perkins Stone Mansion Tours
This year's Civil War 150 exhibit in the Perkins Stone Mansion features the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. 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. Group rates are available. As always, members of the Summit County Historical Society may tour the property free of charge.
John Brown Open Houses
The John Brown House and Summit Hall of Honor will be open to the public on May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22 and September 26 from 4-6 p.m. at no cost.
Civil War 150 Exhibit at Main Place in Downtown Akron
This exhibit features clothing and musical instruments that date from the Civil War period. It can be viewed on the first floor of the Main Place Building.
Akron History Exhibit
The Summit County Historical Society installs and maintains several temporary displays at the Akron History Exhibit. These displays change regularly, so stop by often to see something new from our collection. Admission is free.
Our extensive collection of photographs and historic documents is housed at the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Some documents from our collection are available for viewing online at the Summit Memory Project. These items are available for private and professional research and copies of documents are available through Special Collections for a fee. The Summit County Historical Society must approve any reproduction of these items for publication. To view pieces from our archival collection please contact the Special Collections Division at email@example.com or 330.643.9030.