Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Executive Director Jennifer Highfield will share what it’s like to host PBS’ Antiques Roadshow at the Manor House, along with other events at the historic home at an Akron Press Club luncheon program April 9, 2024. There will be the opportunity for questions from the audience.

The popular Public Broadcasting System's Antiques Roadshow came to Akron's Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in June 2023 to tape a series of shows. Three episodes from Stan Hywet will be broadcast by Ideastream Public Media at 9pm on WVIZ/PBS April 29, May 6, and May 13. It was through the efforts of Ideastream that Antiques Roadshow came to Akron.

Among the highlights are the 1990 Iditarod trophy won by Susan Butcher and postcards written by Fred Rogers to his family asking their thoughts on a show he was working on that would later become known as "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood." 

Jennifer Highfield became president and executive director of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in September 2022. She previously was president and CEO of the National First Ladies’ Library in Canton. From 2006‐2010, she was Stan Hywet’s director of fund development. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in art history from the University of Akron, and her Master’s degree in art history from Kent State University.

Program: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens executive director Jennifer Highfield. 
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024.
Time: Doors open at 11 a.m. for buffet luncheon. Program begins at noon.      
Place: Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron, Ohio.
Cost: $35 per individual. $280 for table of 8. 
Fast and easy online registration here 
Or contact Leah Nemeth, Press Club administrator, at
Check only accepted day of event. 
Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, April 5, 2024. 
Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.