Massillon Museum to Present Relics and Refabs Roadshow

The Massillon Museum will host Relics and Refabs Roadshow on Saturday, August 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. George Cultural Center, 364 First Street SE in Massillon. 
Inside the hall, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., respected appraisers—Dave Berens, Andrew Richmond, and Bill Gill—will offer verbal appraisals for $5 per item. Timed tickets will be assigned so guests can browse or relax until the appropriate appraiser is available.
Vendors will set up on the lawn and inside St. George Cultural Center.  They include Gene Jenkins, Massillon glass and collectibles; Marrekesh Spot; The Stock Pile, building reuse materials; OnEarth Studio, home accents and artwork focusing on conservation; Thistle Dew, handcrafted herbal alternatives; Barb’s Bunny Hutch, repurposed glassware garden art; Becky’s Obsession Antiques; The Bohemian Mama, handcrafted personal care products; Blessed Rebel Company, hand-blended, small-batch, loose-leaf teas; Jewelry Designs by Kathleen, vintage one-of-a-kind treasures; Jennifer L. Worden Arts, kiln-fired glass and upcycled items; Handmade by U, greeting cards; Cindy’s Creations, handmade jewelry; Wreaths by Ashley; Aggie’s Attic, handmade jewelry; Christina Haas, collectibles; The Class Act, upcycled yard art; Belly of the Whale Vintage, clothing; Kishton’s Painted Slate; Tattered Barn Cat Primitives, antiques and handmade primitives; and the Relics and Refabs Committee Treasure Table. 
Visitors who want some refreshment will find food and treat vendors—Chocolates by Erin, Sassy Dog, and Just Ice Cream vendors.  St. George Church will offer pastries, coffee, and sodas for sale.
Bruce Sampsel, keyboard; Alexis Whitaker with GiaVanni Himes, vocals; Steve Farley, guitar and vocals; Fr. George Baum, keyboard; Greek dancers; and Bryan Stahl with Mandy Altimus Stahl, guitar and vocals, will provide live musical entertainment from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and free family activities will be offered throughout the day.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Massillon Museum’s Capital Campaign to expand its facility.  Relics and Refabs Roadshow sponsors to date include: MCTV, Debbie Bachtel, Bachtel Excavating, Aqua Ohio, Eagles #190, Brahler’s Cleaning, General Dentistry, Hampton Inn Massillon, Kozmo’s Grille, Massillon Window Cleaning, Newman Creek Cellars, D&A Plumbing, and VFW Post 3142. For information about sponsoring the event, call the Museum’s executive director, Alexandra Nicholis Coon. The Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.
Sue Reid and Mary Ann Poling are co-chairing Relics and Refabs as part of the Capital Campaign special fundraising events team. Jean Mummertz, Debbie and Denny Bachtel, Jeannie John, Kathy Malinowski, Alyssa Myers, and Sue Kelewae serve on the committee.
St. George Cultural Center is located just two blocks south of the Museum. The entrance to the large parking lot is on South Street.  Free parking is also available on surrounding city streets.
Relics and Refabs is one of many fundraising efforts that are part of the Capital Campaign. The Museum’s expansion will benefit the community with additional education and exhibition space, an auditorium/meeting space, and a home for the Paul E. Brown Museum.
For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit

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