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Education Outreach

4th Grade School Outreach

There is still plenty of time for elementary schools to schedule 4th Grade school outreach programs A River Through Time and Towpath to the Past . These programs are brought to the classroom and presented.

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Remember When...© Interactive Programs for Adults

Remember When… offers a pleasant assortment of historic programming from independent/assisted living, nursing communities and area clubs, organizations libraries, etc. From the enormity of two world wars to a walk down memory land in Grandma’s Attic and Grandpa’s Garage, audiences examine artifacts and memorabilia, share stories and Remember When…

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School Field Trips

Located on the historic Portage Path at the corner of Copley Rd. and S. Portage Path, the Perkins Stone Mansion was home to Col. Simon Perkins, his wife Grace Tod Perkins and their eleven children. The mansion and grounds remained in the Perkins family until 1945 when it was purchased by The Summit County Historical Society of Akron.

The John Brown House features the life of the famed abolitionist and was a site on the Underground Railroad. Learn more about this history and the lives of our Summit Awards recipients from 2013 with a visit to this site as part of the same ticket price.

School tours available Tuesday through Friday, April through the middle of December. Closed holidays and weekends.

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Discovery Trunks

Discovery Trunks are self-contained footlockers filled with artifacts, each to fit a particular historical theme. They are designed to take the museum experience into the classroom which allows students the freedom of touching, operating and trying on objects from our past. The trunks include classroom activities and background narratives which can be adapted to a teacher’s particular need.

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2016 Education Budget

The 2016 education budget is sponsored in part by:

  • The Northern Ohio Golf Charities and Foundation