Seasonal Special Happenings

Mom, Meet Stan Hywet

When: Sun., May 8 2011

Family was important to Akron rubber mogul F.A. Seiberling. And when he decided to build Stan Hywet, his ginormous estate on Portage Path, it was as a family home first and a showplace second. So we think Seiberling would be down with today's doings at his former crib, which feature free admission for Mom to the 65-room house and the 70-acre grounds and gardens. Besides the gawking and strolling, Mom can also enjoy a plant sale in the Corbin Conservatory, where — assuming you haven't already lavished her with tokens of your affection — you might buy her a hanging basket or patio pot as her Mother's Day gift. (Hint: Tell her that was your intention all along.) Stan Hywet is open today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the day's final house admission at 4:30 p.m. Adults who aren't moms will pay $14; offspring ages 6 to 17 are $6. Find out more at or by calling 330-836-5533; Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is at 714 North Portage Path in Akron. — Cicora

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