Massillon Museum

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Place Category: Arts, Culture & Education

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  • The Massillon Museum, where art and history come together, is a center for cultural excitement in Northeastern Ohio. Main gallery exhibitions rotate six times a year. Visitors can always see permanent collections galleries, a photography gallery, The Immel Circus, the football gallery, a Civil War display (through 2015), and regional artwork in Studio M—all change regularly. In the lobby, guests find a unique shop, an operating vintage photobooth, and Anderson’s in the City (the café). A visit to the Massillon is always free.

    The Museum’s collection and exhibition program reflect the varied interests of a broad constituency. The mission is to offer a rich mix of history and visual arts to people of all backgrounds and age groups. The Museum is charged with collecting the best in local and regional art and collecting and exhibiting local and regional historical artifacts. The collection encompasses approximately 100,000 objects in 94 categories. Included among the 94 categories are paintings and prints, ceramics, glass, photographs, textiles, costumes, military artifacts, city records, agricultural equipment, Native American objects, quilts, books, musical instruments, medical equipment, furniture, toys, household equipment, circus memorabilia, and many other items. The largest collections in the Massillon Museum are photographs, household artifacts, costumes, china, glass, pottery and circus memorabilia.

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