Historical Museum

open May 20

The Munroe Falls Historical Museum will be open to visitors May 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. to coincide with River Day.

The Munroe Falls Historical Society maintains a museum in a 19th century historic house located at 83 Munroe Falls Ave. next to the Gerald L. Hupp City Center Complex. Admission to the museum is free.

The museum currently features a collection of Crazy Quilts, an exhibit that will continue through June.

In addition, visitors can view a railroad exhibit, local history displays, a country parlor and a working 200-year-old weaving loom.

The Munroe Falls Historical Society also maintains a local history reference library collection and archives that encompasses Munroe Falls and surrounding communities.

For more information, call Marilyn Lown at 330-688-5878 or e-mail her at Lown96@aol.com.

Stow Historical Society to host meeting

On May 21, the Stow Historical Society will have its monthly general membership meeting at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Stow Safety Center, 3800 Darrow Road in Stow.

At this meeting, Rex Clarke of the Cuyahoga Falls Library will make a presentation titled "Silver Lake Amusement Park."

The general public is welcome to attend the presentation.

County historical society has new exhibit

"Securing the Shadow: Akron Portrait Photography, 1850-1900," is on display at the Summit County Historical Society through May 26.

A collaborative exhibit by The Akron-Summit County Public Library's Special Collections Division, Dr. Virginia Gunn of The University of Akron and SCHS has previously been on display in the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Officials from the SCHS say the exhibit has been expanded and the Rites of Passage as captured by the portrait photographer will be featured as seen through the lens along with vintage clothing, books and shoes from the three organizations' collections.

Tours of the Perkins Stone Mansion, including the exhibit, are available Wednesdays through Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and costs are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under.

Members of the Summit County Historical Society may tour the Mansion and the new exhibits free of charge.

To learn more about the Summit County Historical Society, call 330-535-1120 or visit the Web site www.summithistory.org.