Monday, March 27, 2017

April 22, 2017: Goosetown Walking Tour



Starting and ending at Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., the Goosetown walk will investigate where many German immigrants settled in the 1800s. We'll walk Grant and Sumner Streets, crossing the interstate by way of the roundabout pedestrian crossing, providing a clear example of the impact of how the interstates divide neighborhoods. Anyone who wants, can join us for a couple beers at Thirsty Dog. 

What: Goosetown Walk
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Start time: 1:00 pm
End time: 3:00pm
Led by: Mary O'Connor
Meeting location: Outside the front of Thirsty Dog Brewing, Co., 529 Grant St, Akron, OH 44311
Accessibility: stroller, wheelchair, and kid friendly. Busy streets but there are sidewalks. Parking: Parking is available at Thirsty Dog Brewing, Co. and on McCoy St. (along the street and Thirsty Dog parking lot on McCoy).

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 18, 2017: Downtown to Campus Walking Tour



What: Downtown Akron to University of Akron Campus Walk
When: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Start time: 1:00 pm
End time: 3:00pm
Led by: Shammas Malik and Willy Kollman
Meeting location: National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Middle School 199 S. Broadway St.
Akron, OH 44308
Accessibility: stroller, wheelchair, and kid friendly. Busy streets but there are sidewalks.
Parking: Parking will be available at the Morley Parking Deck next to the STEM School.


Route:
Starting at the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM School with Shammas Malik, we'll walk down University Avenue, across the dividing train tracks, toward E.J. Thomas, ultimately climbing the Polymer Building on the UA campus with tour guide and Alumni Director Willy Kollman. From there, we'll head to Buchtel Commons and learn a little about the campus' past as we take in the statue of John Buchtel before entering Buchtel Hall to learn a little more about the school's history. We'll eventually head back to downtown, showing that the campus and city are not so separate after all.