Make a reservation to peruse the Mutton Hill Gift Shop for holiday giving ideas or purchase featured items online.

December 7th feature

  

December 7th, 2020, marks the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. An excerpt from local author Tim Carroll’s book, WWII Akron, provides local information about the men who died as a result of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor:

“Of the over 2000 men killed in the surprise strike, eight called Akron home: Andrew Danik (21 years old), Wayne Presson (23), Howard Royer (22), Harold Edgar Summers (22), Robert Hunter (18), and Peter Ott (22)—all on the USS Arizona—Bufford Dyer (24) on the USS Oklahoma; and Horace Messam (22), who was killed when a Japanese bomb hit his barracks at Hickam Field.”

In 2020, Mr. Carroll published a second book on War War II entitled WWII Cartoons. Both volumes are available for purchase from the Mutton Hill Gift Shop. You may call to make a reservation to purchase the books at the Society office (330.535.1120) or you may purchase them online through the Society website:

WWII Akron by Tim Carroll, $23.00 (This price includes tax. Shipping cost is listed per item. If you are purchasing more than one item, add book only to cart and ask to be contacted for combined shipping costs in the notes section.) 
When World War II engulfed the nation, the men and women of Akron dutifully played their part in the epic struggle. Replete with more than one hundred images this thrilling account by local author Tim Carroll recalls all that Akron gave for freedom.

WWII Akron

WWII Cartoons by Tim Carroll, $23.00 (This price includes tax. Shipping cost is listed per item. If you are purchasing more than one item, add book only to cart and ask to be contacted for combined shipping costs in the notes section.) 
Akron Beacon Journal cartoonist Web Brown was one of the best political cartoonists in America during World War II. Featured six days a week in the Journal, his work boosted morale at home and lifted the spirits of soldiers overseas. Compiling more than two hundred of Brown’s best cartoons, Akron native and author Tim Carroll recalls the history of World War II through the outstanding creations of one of Akron’s most prolific and noteworthy artists.

WWII Cartoons

December 2nd feature
December 2, 2020, marks the 161st year since abolitionist John Brown was hanged for treason for his part in the raid on Harper’s Ferry, which is considered to be the event that started the US Civil War. Summit County Historical Society is steward to a house Brown and his family called home from 1844 – 1854. We honor and memorialize him through numerous educational outreach opportunities.

Abolitionists, Copperheads and Colonizers in Hudson & the Western Reserve by Mae Pelster $24 (This price includes tax. Shipping cost is listed per item. If you are purchasing more than one item, add book only to cart and ask to be contacted for combined shipping costs in the notes section.) 
The founders of the Connecticut Western Reserve believed in a classless society. They envisioned a culture in which the word "slave" was meaningless. Their goal was to produce leaders to champion these principles, people like themselves who would stand at the center of educational institutions, cultural centers, political structures and charitable organizations. They laid the foundations of the communities to come that would reflect an idealized vision of human character in their sense of community, their emphasis on faith that was tolerant of the beliefs of others and their appreciation of the importance of equal access to public education and democratic government.

Abolitionists, Copperheads and Colonizers

 Midnight Rising John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War by Toni Horwitz $20 (This price includes tax. Shipping cost is listed per item. If you are purchasing more than one item, add book only to cart and ask to be contacted for combined shipping costs in the notes section.) 
The author of Confederates in the Attic returns to the Civil War era to tell the gripping drama of a man and a mission that changed the course of history.

Midnight Rising John Brown

John Brown House Print by Polly Keener, 1999 $7 (This price includes tax. Shipping cost is listed per item. If you are purchasing more than one item, add book only to cart and ask to be contacted for combined shipping costs in the notes section.) 
Ms. Keener, Summit County Historical Society member and well-known Akron, OH artist, created this beautiful 1880-era pen & ink drawing of the John Brown House for the Society.

John Brown House Print