Travel back in time during Vintage Days at Stan Hywet. In the Manor House, 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 Stan Hywet Historic Players acting troupe, this interactive tour takes place on the dates above. Vintage Days include vintage base ball (historically accurate spelling) as our resident team, the Akron Black Stockings take on the competition -- details below. Huzzah!
July 15th includes the all-day Akron Cup and a World War I Commemoration. Details below.
10 am-4pm. Grounds are open until 6pm.
Included in a self-guided tour admission. All tours are self-guided
All tours on Vintage Days are self-guided, and include Living History Day, and Vintage "Base Ball."
- Purchase tickets upon arrival.
- Bring Blankets or lawn chairs and head over to the Great Meadow to cheer on the Akron Black Stockings, Stan Hywet's resident vintage "base ball" team.
Vintage "Base Ball": The Akron Cup, 10 am - 4 pm
Bring Blankets or lawn chairs and head over to the Great Meadow to cheer on the Akron Black Stockings, Stan Hywet's resident vintage "base ball" team.
The Akron Black Stockings host this all-day event at Stan Hywet with eight "clubs" competing and with two matches (games) taking place simultaneously throughout the day.
WWI Commemoration, 12 noon - 4 pm
Have what it takes to be a WWI soldier “over there” or a civilian over here in Akron 100 years ago? Travel back in time to the year 1918, and take a military mental test. Try on a WWI army uniform. Meet an AEF (American Expeditionary Force) soldier. Listen to period music. And, chat with one of the Seiberlings friends, business associates or staff members in the Manor House to discover what life was really like at this critical time in our community’s history.
This program is part of "Summit County and The Great War," a two-year collaborative partnership formed to commemorate Summit County's contributions to the U.S. war effort during World War I, 1917-1918. It is organized and presented by Akron-Summit County Public Library, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Summit County Historical Society, and the University of Akron Archival Services.Supported in part by the Ohio World War I Centennial Commemoration through the Ohio History Connection.