The Theosophical Society in Akron was founded on January 30, 1908 and is one of the oldest lodges in Ohio.
The Theosophical Society, organized in 1875 and first headquartered in New York City, was formed with three objects, which are: 
To form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or color;
To encourage the comparative study of religion, philosophy, and science;
To investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in humanity.
The objects help us to better understand ourselves and our place in the universe.  The Society stands for complete freedom of individual search and belief.
Today, the Theosophical Society's National Headquarters is located in Wheaton, Illinois.  Membership applications are procesed through the Akron Lodge and provide membership privileges at both the national and local level.