Education: On the Estate. And Beyond the Gate.
Our 2013 theme is A Passion for the Land,
a nod to the Seiberlings' appreciation of nature as a guiding principle for their enjoyment of life.
Our education department offers several new and engaging ways for guests of all ages
to rediscover the Estate while learning how one family's passion has evolved into a shared legacy.
Stan Hywet welcomes students and educators to engage in a memorable and educational experience within the Manor House and surrounding gardens and grounds at a reduced rate. To be sure that your students' needs are accommodated, or for additional information, please contact Pamela Courrier in the Group Sales Office at 330-315-3284 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that the Group Sales Office hours of operation are Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm.
To ensure that your visit goes well, we highly recommend that you allow at least two and a half hours for your group’s visit. Please also note:
• Advance reservations (at least two weeks in advance) are required.
• We require one form of payment per group. Please make your check payable to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
• Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. This will enable your group to be greeted by our hospitality staff, divided into smaller groups for the tour and if needed, use the restroom facilities.
• Please discuss the Museum Guidelines with your students prior to your visit.
Professional Development for Teachers
Stan Hywet collaborates with the Summit County Educational Service Center (ESC) to offer professional development opportunities for teachers. Workshops on the Estate range from primary source investigation to teaching with GeoSpacial technology. Price includes admission, use of resources and lunch at Molly's Café. Graduate credit is available for an extra fee.
Professional Development Workshops in May and June
May 23, 2013 | 8am-3pm
The Beginners Guide to GeoSpatial Technology and The Ohio New Learning Standards
Click here for details or call 330-945-5600.
June 17-19, 2013 | 8am-3pm
Immigrating” to the New Standards: A Multi-disciplinary Workshop for Teachers at Stan Hywet
Click here for details or call 330-945-5600.
The butterflies are back for a second year. Enjoy Beauty in Flight: Butterflies of North America from late June to early September. The habitat is located next to the Corbin Conservatory.
Staff and volunteer naturalists from the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm will be available to provide an engaging and interactive experience. Learn about the butterfly life cycle. Try getting a native lepidoptera to land on a cotton swab soaked in "nectar." Enjoy the butterfly-friendly plants throughout the habitat. It's a fun and educational place for the entire family.
Starting in June, don’t just walk around Stan Hywet; bring the entire family and go on a Quest, a fun and different way to to explore the gardens and grounds.
We've partnered with our friends at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to create these scavenger hunts. Pick up your Quest in Admissions (perfect for all ages!) and follow a series of clues to locate a hidden “treasure box.” You may also visit ohioanderiecanalway.com for more information.
Are you interested in participating in a high-tech treasure hunt to explore the gardens and grounds? Try geocaching at Stan Hywet.
We've hidden treasure boxes called “caches” throughout the property, waiting to be discovered by you. Obtain the coordinates and clues at geocaching.com with your hand-held GPS unit, smart phone or other portable device.
Living History Days
Friends, business associates and staff members of the Seiberling family are eager to tell you about life in the 1920s on an American Country Estate. Played by our History First Hand troupe, this interactive tour takes place on select Saturdays throughout the season and is appropriate for all ages.
All tours on Living History Days are self-guided and take place from 11am-4:30pm and are included in a self-guided tour admission.
In 2013, Living History Days are: May 18, July 20, September 21 and November 9.
Embark on a wild indoor/outdoor adventure with the Seiberlings' beloved St. Bernard, Joe.
Joe’s Adventure takes you on a journey through the Manor House looking for hard-to-find animals engraved in the woodwork. Then discover landscape paintings by Gertrude Seiberling that lead to clues in the real gardens outside. It is fun for the entire family and includes a prize!
Pick up a copy of Joe’s Adventure at the front door of the Manor House. Once completed, stop by Molly's Shop to pick up your special prize a keepsake from a fun day.