The Massillon Museum will launch a year of activities celebrating its 90th anniversary on Friday, January 13, with a free open house from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to tour the galleries and enjoy light refreshments.
The January 13 event will also be the official dedication of the expansion project, which was completed in March of 2020, just as the pandemic flared. A successful capital campaign made it possible for the Museum to nearly double its size, adding Gessner Hall, classrooms, the ceramics studio, the Paul Brown Museum, a conference room, and additional galleries.
The Museum opened in 1933, also on Friday, January 13th, in the recently bequeathed Baldwin home, the former home of Massillon founder James Duncan, sharing space with the Massillon Public Library. The Museum has grown into its role as the cultural hub of the community since it first opened its doors at the corner of Lincoln Way and First Street in 1996.
Guests can view the Stark County Artists Exhibition; Days with Delsie; and Collection Snapshot: Faces of Massillon Business. The Paul Brown/Massillon Tiger Football History Timeline, the American Indian Gallery, the Massillon History Gallery, the Immel Circus, Innovators of Massillon, and the Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery are always on display.
The Massillon Museum is grateful for operating support from ArtsinStark, the Ohio Arts Council, and the citizens of Massillon. Visit Canton provides marketing support. This event is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Massillon Museum is open to the public with no admission fee from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. For more information, call the Museum at 330.833.4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org. A visit to the Museum is always free.
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director • 330.833.4061 x111
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator • 330.844.1525