Membership & Donations
Dear History Supporter:
Last year more than 5,500 fourth graders and 2,200 adults throughout Akron and surrounding communities participated in educational programs provided by Summit County Historical Society. Thousands more have been reached through our special exhibits with partners in Akron/Summit County along with our web-based activities. Through your continued support, we are able to bring history alive!
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. In order to continue with our mission, we are inviting you to renew your membership to SCHS.
In addition to owning and managing Perkins Stone Mansion, John Brown House, and Old Stone School in downtown Akron, Summit County Historical Society protects our local history by preserving thousands of artifacts, books, photographs and documents, all telling stories of the people who have lived and resided in Akron and Summit County. These same people, whose contributions, sacrifices, challenges or creations, have helped to weave the fabric of our "local history."
People such as: Rita Dove, who became a Fulbright Scholar and ultimately the Poet Laureate of the U.S. as well as a Pulitzer Prize winner. Or, consider Carol Heiss-Jenkins, a resident of Akron for over 30 years and who in 1960 won a gold medal for women's figure skating. She married Hayes Jenkins, a retired Goodyear Executive, who also won figure skating gold in the 1956 Olympics. Or even consider Dolores Parker Morgan, who after winning a singing contest at the Regal Theatre in Chicago, got bitten by the music bug in 1947 and later joined Duke Ellington's Band as a vocalist. She has been a long resident of Akron as her husband was the medical director for Firestone Tire & Rubber Company.
Please consider strengthening your commitment to our community by joining SCHS as a member. Thank you for helping to keep "History Within Reach."
Membership entitles you to free admission to our flagship properties, Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House. Other benefits of membership include subscription to our quarterly newsletter and advance notice of events such as the Annual Rubber City Road Rally and Tales of Christmas Past.
You can become a part of the growing group of people who support Summit County history by completing the membership form and returning it with your contribution. We look forward to welcoming you as a new member. Thank you!
Richard Comstock, President, Board of Directors
Board of Directors