Progress Through Preservation


PTP offers many educational events throughout the year in celebration of our architectural heritage. Most programs require a PTP membership to attend and an additional fee for members may apply. For more information, please contact us.

April 2024

Tours of the Stark County Courthouse, Crossroads United Methodist Church, & the restored Onesto Hotel in Downtown Canton (PTP Members Only)
Monday, April 29th (Tour times vary)

Guided tours of the Courthouse & the Church will be at 2pm & 3pm. Onesto Hotel Tour is at 4pm. Dinner & Drinks after the tours will be at the historic Bender's Tavern (optional). Attendance limit  is 40 people.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Alice at (330) 864-8364 or

May 2024

Architectural Heritage Awards
Sunday, May 19th - 12pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy Sunday brunch with Summit County Historical Society and PTP as we cohost this biennial awards ceremony recognizing projects, individuals, and organizations that celebrate and enhance the architectural importance and historic character of Akron and Greater Summit County. Brunch is $38 per person payable by cash or check at the door. 

Location: The Trailhead at Cascade Lofts (21 W North Street, Akron, OH 44304)

RSVP by May 16th via Eventbrite or Alice Christie at (330) 864-8364 or

May 2024

Historic Glendale Park Community Open House

Thursday, May 30th - 6:30-8:00pm

This community open house will include a brief presentation to review survey results from the previous Glendale Park Visionary Workshop, reveal the overall vision plan of Glendale Park, and address the next steps. Refreshments will be provided.

Location: Vincent Parish Elementary School—Corrigan Hall (17 S. Maple St. Akron, OH 44303) Enter through door “B” . Parking located across the street.

RSVP by May 29th via Eventbrite  (preferred) or email

June 2024

Perkins Stone Mansion

Monday, June 24th - Tours times are 6:00, 6:15, and 6:30pm

Join us to learn about Akron’s founding family as we tour the Perkins Stone Mansion and celebrate Summit County Historical Society's 100th anniversary. Attendees will also get to experience "A Century of Wedding Dresses" on display.

Location: 550 Copley Road, Akron, OH 44320

RSVP by June 22nd to Alice Christie at or 330-864-8364

July 2024

Firestone Park Elementary School Tour

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August 2024

Annual Picnic
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Crown Point Ecology Center (3220 Ira Rd, Akron, OH 44333)
RSVP: Please RSVP to Alice at (330) 864-8364 or

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September 2024

Dining in Akron History
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Various Locations
RSVP: Please RSVP to Alice at (330) 864-8364 or

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September 2024

Historic Churches Tour
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RSVP: Please RSVP to Alice at (330) 864-8364 or

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October 2024

Dining in Akron History
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Various Locations
RSVP: Please RSVP to Alice at (330) 864-8364 or

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November 2024

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Past Events

March 2024

Akron Police Museum Tours
Monday, March 11 - 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00
217 S. High St. (Mezzanine Level), Akron, Ohio 44308
RSVP: Please RSVP to Dana Noel at (330) 322-6159 or

This museum chronicles the history of the Akron Police Department from its earliest

days. Exhibits include patches, badges, uniforms, weapons, news clippings,

counterfeit money, and police-related accessories, etc. Hundreds of historic

photographs that tell the story of the police in Akron are included in the displays. The

museum also has a vintage 1965 Harley-Davidson police motorcycle and keys to the

Victorian era 1890 jail on view. READ THE FULL EVENT DESCRIPTION HERE

February 2024

Old St. Paul's Church - Past, Present, and Future with Tony Troppe
Thursday, February 22 - 6:00 pm
BLU-Social (45 E. Market St, Akron, OH 44308)

On Thursday, February 22 PTP members and guests will meet at 6:00 at the BluSocial event space (formerly the BluPlate Restaurant) at 45 East Market Street to hear about the past, present and future of historic St. Paul’s Church. Please RSVP to Alice at (330) 864-8364 or by Tuesday, February 20 and give the number of people in your group and whether you are planning to order dinner.

Learn more about St. Paul's Church and this event

February 2024

Glendale Steps Community Visioning Workshop
Thursday, February 8 - 6:00-7:30 pm
St. Vincent de Paul Parish School Cafeteria (Door B)

You’re invited to attend the Glendale Park Visioning Workshop to help us envision the future of Glendale Park and Steps. The workshop will be held on February 8th from 6:00-7:30 pm at the St. Vincent de Paul School Cafeteria (located at 17 South Maple Street – enter through Door B). The workshop will include a brief presentation, followed by interactive activities to hear your ideas. Refreshments will be provided and parking is available across the street from Door B. All that you need to bring are your ideas. We hope to see you there!


January 2024

PTP Annual Meeting
Monday, January 22 - 6:00 PM
Akron Woman City's Club

PTP will host their Annual Meeting at the Akron Woman’s City Club on Monday, January 22. Alan Costa present on his book Shadows of Akron Scrapbook. Cost to attend is $44, which includes a meal.


December 2023

Prime Vine Winery / Zimmerly House
Monday, December 11 

Join us for drinks and dessert in the historic Zimmerly House (currently a part of Prime Vine Winery) in New Franklin. Built in 1919, the structure is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour times TBD.