Founders' Day Weekend recognizes the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous on Mother's Day 1935 in the Gate Lodge at Stan Hywet.
Honor the 85th anniversary of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which started with a meeting on Mother's Day, 1935 in the Gate Lodge between two admitted alcoholics, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. A meeting that was supposed to last minutes lasted hours and became the underpinnings of a movement that continues to help millions worldwide.
Guests are invited to participate in Founders' Day activities and visit the Gate Lodge and learn about its significance as the birthplace of AA. Be one of the first to see the new exhibit in the Gate Lodge, Harriet Seiberling, The Spark for A Movement.
Fri. June 12 & Sat. June 13
- Complimentary admission to the Gate Lodge
- Free parking on Friday and Saturday, June 12 and June 13 on the Great Meadow.
- Enjoy live music presented by Rock N Recovery powered by 91.3 The Summit
- Leave your personal story in the Reflections Tent journal
- Enjoy lunchtime fare from Molly's
- Gate Lodge memorabilia will be for sale near the Gate Lodge, including the book, The Gate Lodge: A New Beginning, written and edited by Stan Hywet staff.
Sat. June 13
- Free shuttle on Saturday, June 13 to/from Stan Hywet and the Founders' Day activities at the University of Akron.?
- 1pm - Yoga for 12-Step Recovery. All are welcome to join this FREE program presented by RYT-200 instructor Ann Durr. Bring your own mat, or borrow one onsite.
- New Program!1pm – Stages. All are welcome to join this FREE sketch revue presented by Improbable Players. Satire, clowning and humor presents important information about substance use disorder and skewers commonly held misconceptions.
Check Stan Hywet's web site for more details on Founders' Day Weekend activities.