Families can meet Molly of Denali and enjoy related activities on Saturday, April 9, between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. at the Massillon Museum. From 1:00 to 2:00 that afternoon, they can watch two episodes of PBS KIDS’s Molly of Denali. The event—part of MassMu’s 2022 Big Read and the associated Little Read—accents this year’s book selection, An American Sunrise by Muscogee author Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate.
The event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required by visiting MassMu.org/tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.
Galleries will be open throughout the day. Current exhibitions are: Un-settling: A Story of Land Removal and Resistance in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery; Threads Moving Backward and Forward: Contemporary Textiles Artworks from Ohio in the Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery; a small preview of the summer Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories exhibition in the Flex Gallery; Tiger Legacy: the Story Continues and the Paul Brown and Massillon Tiger timeline in the Paul Brown Museum; Collection Snapshot: Faces of Massillon Business in the Photography Gallery; the Immel Circus; the Local History Gallery: and the Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery.
An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. One Tiger and Rotary Club of Massillon have provided additional Big Read and Little Read funding.
The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark, as well as marketing support from Visit Canton.
For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit MassillonMuseum.org. The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in the heart of downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.