August events

Aug 07, 2018

Come one, come all!  Victorian Circus at the Perkins Stone Mansion

            The Summit County Historical Society will be hosting a Victorian Circus on Thursday, August 23rd from 6-9 p.m.  Step right up and enjoy the talents of WizBang! Theatre, feast on carnival fare and go into the Perkins Stone Mansion, if you dare.  Inside will be music, palm reading, tarot card reading and more.


Dressing up in costume is an option for this summer celebration that combines style, skill and good ‘ole fashion fun. The event is being organized by Society volunteers Edie Steiner and Tine Hreno to attract new guests to the Perkins property, an oasis in the city.  Sheep will roam on the front yard and carnival games will be out on the lawn for participants to win prizes.

Tickets are all inclusive for the evening covering food, entertainment and parking. Sales are available on EventBrite until August 21st or by calling the Summit County Historical Society at 330.535.1120.  Tickets are not available at the door the evening of the show.  The cost is $50 for nonmembers or $30 for Society members.


School will start soon so visit the Society for a few last summer sheep activities.  The following programs are free and open to the public in August:

Working Dog Wednesday – August 15th at 4:30 p.m.

Singing with the Sheep – August 17th at 10:30 a.m.   Thank you to Cheryl’s Cookies for providing goodies for this event.  The program is led by music therapist Edie Steiner with students from Baldwin Wallace on guitar.

Rudy’s Birthday – August 25th from 1-3 p.m.  One of our favorite stock dogs turns 11!

Stories with the Sheep – August 31st at 10:30 a.m.  Join a children’s librarian from the Akron-Summit County Public Library.


Our monthly Akron History Hike will be held on August 14th at 7:00 starting at the Gorge Metro Park.  Reservations are not required.