Family History

About Our Future

From his formative years as part of a large mid-western family that appreciated and revered education, to the challenges of living through and raising a family during the Great Depression and World War II, Dow was always focused on quality as a guide to all aspects of his life.  A loving and devoted husband and father, Dow was happiest when at his home in Midland with his family and friends.

Willard, Herbert Henry, and Alden Dow Circa 1912

Simple Pleasures

A roadside picnic, a boating trip in the North Channel of Lake Huron or a playful and imaginatively conceived 16mm movie acted and filmed with those dearest to him, he knew the importance of sharing the simple pleasures of life with others.

Family Matters Most

Although work was a great passion for Dow, it was his wife Vada, their three children and their families that created the joy in his life that allowed him to flourish as a unique and creative individual.

The Home and Studio phone lines are down. If you need to contact us please email info@abdow.org and we will return messages as soon as we can. Due to the extension of "Stay in Place" posed by COVID-19, we are cancelling and refunding all tours and events at the Home and Studio until June 12th. 
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