Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens has abundant stories to share, all of which are part of the Seiberling family legacy. Using its 100-year history and extensive resources, the Estate focuses significant attention to impacting the lives of our youngest and most impressionable guests.
The Estate’s historic 70-acre landscape, including its buildings, gardens, original collections and vast archives provide a wealth of resources to engage, challenge and educate the next generation.
Formal classes take place in our dedicated Classroom as well throughout the gardens and grounds, and inside the Manor House.
Our partnership with Akron Public Schools brings 5th and 6th grade students to the estate for hands-on standards-based learning using primary source documents from the archives, and the landscape as a learning lab. The Akron Public Library and the University of Akron are a key collaborators in this program which currently serves 10-13 schools annually.
Click here for a video about the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens' collaboration with Akron Public Schools.
Other partners such as Summit County MetroParks, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio and Erie Canalway collaborate with us in creating fun, innovative and unexpected educational learning opportunities through their work in the butterfly habitat and the creation several Ohio & Erie Canalway Questing adventures.
PLAYGARDEN, a 5,000 square foot interactive outdoor environment encompasses six fun and engaging experiences, all of which tie back to an aspect of the Estate or a particular part of history that is related through a Seiberling story.
These and other resources create a compelling and diverse range of educational experiences that make Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens a leader in museum education.
From time to time, photos will be taken of guests visiting Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Stan Hywet reserves the right to use these photos for communication, promotional and marketing purposes.