Honor the 87th anniversary of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which started with a meeting on Mother's Day, 1935 in the Gate Lodge between two admitted alcoholics, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. A meeting that was supposed to last minutes lasted hours and became the underpinnings of a movement that continues to help millions worldwide.
Guests visiting for Founders’ Day Weekend activities receive free admission to the Gate Lodge. Tour the immersive exhibit, Henrietta Seiberling: A Spark for a Movement.
- Enjoy live music provided by Rock+Recovery, powered by 91.3 The Summit.
- Molly’s Shop sells commemorative Gate Lodge mementos.
- Molly’s Café offers salads, sandwiches, hot dogs, soft drinks and sweet treats.
- SATURDAY ONLY, 10am-5pm: Complimentary Stan Hywet bus service from University of Akron activities to Stan Hywet and the Gate Lodge.