Massillon Museum Archivist Mandy Altimus Stahl will present the Massillon Museum’s first 2023 Brown Bag Lunch program on Tuesday, January 24, beginning at 12:10 p.m. to accommodate those who attend on their lunch hours.
As part of the Museum’s anniversary celebration, she will recount and illustrate the 90-year history of the Massillon Museum—its facilities, growth, collections, exhibitions, and prominent players.
Admission to Brown Bag Lunches is free to everyone and no reservations are required. Gessner Hall provides ample space and seating for the Brown Bag Lunch audience. The Museum provides free cookies and coffee for Brown Bag Lunch guests. Sandwiches, salad, and smoothies can be purchased at Greatness Cafe in the Museum lobby, or guests are welcome to bring their own lunches.
Stahl has been affiliated with the Massillon Museum since 2004. She graduated from Kent State University with a BA in history, summa cum laude.
An award-winning photographer, she has produced documentary works for the Museum and was instrumental in the 2022 Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories exhibition and related Archives Days. In 2015, she appeared on Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, telling the history of Jacob Coxey’s 1894 protest march from Massillon to Washington DC. She was the 2016 plenary speaker for the Society of Ohio Archivists. Her book, Early Massillon and Lost Kendal, was published by Arcadia Publishing in 2017.
Stahl serves on the Massillon Historic Preservation Commission, as secretary of the Spring Hill
Historic Home board of trustees, and as treasurer for the Charity School of Kendal Foundation. In 2018, she was inducted into the YWCA Canton Women’s Hall of Fame.
The Massillon Museum is grateful for operating support from the Ohio Arts Council, ArtsinStark, and the citizens of Massillon, as well as marketing support from Visit Canton. The Brown Bag Lunch series is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. A visit is always free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director – 330-833-4061 x111
Mandy Altimus Stahl, Speaker, Massillon Museum Archivist – 330-833-4061 x113
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator – 330-844-1525