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Stan Hywet Opens for the 2018 Season on Apr. 3

3/2/2018
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens opens for the 2018 season on April 3, with the theme of "Health & Wellness, A Life Well-Lived." Guests will begin each visit in the updated and redesigned Orientation Room. Highlights of the season include a new tour geared for youth, a new garden featuring culinary and medicinal plants, a second season of the 3-D lightshow LightNights, and the addition of the Molto Bella Car Show coming in September.
 
Stan Hywet is located at 714 North Portage Path in Akron, Ohio.
 
The Seiberlings' appreciation and practices in wellness are readily apparent throughout the Stan Hywet Estate. Thoughtful planning of the Manor House included ways for the family to be immersed in healthy routines, both inside and outside. The family's early 20th Century focus on health and wellness set the standard for a life well lived - and for many of the practices we value as a society today. 
 
"We are excited about the 2018 Season and look forward to sharing great experiences with our visitors from our daily programming, and tours to our always fun schedule of special events," notes Sean Joyce, President & Executive Director at Stan Hywet.
 
Just off the admission area, the newly redesigned Orientation Room welcomes visitors with colorful graphics and historic images, while the panels and timeline familiarize guests as they begin their visit on the Estate. Text and bold graphics illustrate the most frequently asked questions, and readies guests for their tours.
 
In the Manor House, the new Youth Tour begins on June 1 and is geared for children in kindergarten through third grade. Offered twice daily and given from the point-of-view of F.A. & Gertrude Seiberling's youngest child, Franklin, the tour explains to children the differences between growing up now and growing up in the early 20th century. Highlights include 14 rooms with several Touch-it Stations which may include telephones, musical instruments, kitchen utensils, sporting equipment, cameras, and vintage games. 
 
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