Help Keep History Alive
You can make a real difference by joining our efforts to preserve the rich history of Akron and Summit County.
Take a moment to review the enclosed information, and consider being part of the growing number of individuals, families and businesses that are investing in our mission to ensure that the stories unique to our area continue to be told for generations to come. The Summit County Historical Society celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2014. We also have our eyes on the future - preparing for Akron's Bicentennial in 2025. As custodians of the Perkins Stone Mansion, the John Brown House and tens of thousands of documents, photographs, decorative arts and artifacts - our properties and collections reveal how Summit County became one of the nation's premier regions for manufacturing, education and social movements. In addition to the categories of membership below, there are two new categories for members who may have a personal history in Summit County: The Founding Families Membership which provides additional benefits to families that settled in Summit County 100 years ago or more; and, the Diamond Business Membership, which celebrates companies that have been in business 60 years or more. We'll be happy to answer your inquires about these special categories. Call us or e-mail us. Our contact information is located on the "Contact Us" page.
Because your role as a member of SCHS is vital to keep "History Alive," please consider joining today. SCHS will continue to enrich the social fabric of Summit County, increase civic pride, and deepen our attachment to the place we call home.