The Summit County Historical Society presents Holidays on the Hill tours and activities through Dec. 29 at its Perkins Stone Mansion, which has been decked out for the holidays, at 550 Copley Road in Akron.
Holiday tours of the mansion, the 181-year-old Greek revival home built by the son of Akron’s founder, run from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $10.
The society will host a free Community Open House at the mansion from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9.
One Special Evening will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at the home, with guests coming and going to look at the home at their convenience. Admission is $20. Appetizers are included.
Then starting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Reliving Christmas Through Music, featuring a sing-a-long, will be at the society’s carriage house on the property. This program is free for society members and $10 for nonmembers. Coffee, hot cocoa and cookies will be served.
From 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 21, the mansion will be the site of a Winter Solstice paranormal program. Guests will walk through the house with only the the holiday lights on as they hear stories of past otherworldly experiences. Admission is $10. Angel reader and psychic Laura Lyn will be on site. Reservations are required for 15-minute readings at $30 each. Call the society office at 330-535-1120 to reserve.
Call 330-535-1120 for more information on the various tours and activities, or go to the society’s website at www.summithistory.org.
The society’s Mutton Hill Gift Shop, next to the mansion, will be open during the month.
Katie Byard can be reached at 330-996-3781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.