2014 Company of Extraordinary Women at Hower House


On March 15 and 16, 2014 Grace Hower Crawford invites you to attend a very special surprise party in honor of her mother, Blanche Bruot Hower. In addition, other guests of note will include Frances  Robinson Adams and Mrs. Hower’s sister, Marie Leah Bruot.

• Frances Robinson Adams, daughter of the founder of Robinson Clay Products. Frances was a  frequent guest at Hower House functions and quite civic minded, involved with Tuesday Musical  Club and other cultural endeavors in the community.

• Marie Leah Bruot (1857-1924) the fiesty older sister of Blanche Bruot Hower and “favorite  auntie” of Grace Hower Crawford. A creative soul, Ms. Bruot was also a well-respected  teacher in the Cleveland School System; she adored world travel, especially while in the company of  her sister Blanche and favorite niece Grace Hower.

• Grace Hower Crawford (1881–1973) was the eldest child and only daughter of Blanche Bruot and  Milton Otis Hower. She was active in many local cultural and civic organizations as well as a  founding member of Akron’s esteemed Weathervane Playhouse.

• Blanche Eugenie Bruot Hower (1862-1952) was a tireless advocate for women’s rights and quality  education for all. She served on the Akron School Board and in the Ohio House of Representatives  in addition to many other civic, cultural and political accomplishments throughout her long and  extraordinary life. Blanche Hower will be the guest of honor at this gathering celebrating her special  day.

Local community actors will portray these extraordinary women who will discuss matters of the  day (mid-1920s!) while enjoying music of the era.


Saturday, March 15:
performance times 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 16:
performance times 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

TICKETS: $30/adults; $15 students.
Limited seating at each performance.
Prepaid reservations required.

WHERE: Hower House, 60 Fir Hill, (corner Fir Hill and Forge Street) on University of Akron campus

INFO: www.uakron.edu/howerhse, 330.972.6909, howerhouse@uakron.edu

60 Fir Hill
The University of Akron Akron, OH 44325-2401
Contacts: Linda Bussey, Director


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