Virtual Exhibits

Because gallery space is limited, the Massillon Museum shares these virtual exhibits to allow the public to see images that are not currently displayed in the Museum, but are preserved in the permanent collection.  Gallery exhibitions change regularly and the Museum continues to add virtual exhibits on this website.  Check back in person and online often. To see a list of our current exhibits, please click here.

The Massillon Museum currently preserves more than 60,000 photographs and 17,000 archival documents. In an effort to make these items accessible to the public for personal or research use, we present the following virtual exhibits for your enjoyment. These are artifacts that are not necessarily on view at the Museum.

If you wish to purchase a photo reproduction of any of these images, please read about pricing, rules, and regulations.
Or you can contact:
Archivist Mandy Altimus Pond by phone: 330-833-4061 x 113, or
by email.

Choose a topic:

Aerial Views of Massillon

Various views of Massillon taken from the tops of buildings and by airplane.


Includes photographs of Massillon buildings, and by Mallalieu, Ross, Roberts, and Doll Architects: renderings, drawings, construction, before and after photographs.

Click here for inventories of the entire project blueprint collection.

More coming soon:
-Information on Albrecht and Wilhelm Architects

See renderings and blueprints from the archives in the exhibit From the Drawing Board: Architectural Renderings from the Collection, on exhibit November 19, 2016 - May 21, 2017.

Archival Collections: Miscellaneous

Various collections of photographs, city records, scrapbooks, and more.

Buildings: Massillon

Enjoy these photographs of various buildings in Massillon, such as the McClymonds Building, State Hospital, Russell and Company, and restaurants.

Buildings: Residential, Massillon

A comprehensive collection of all residential photographs in the Massillon Museum's permanent collection. These galleries are organized by street name for easy access.

Businesses: Massillon

Photographs from various businesses, including Russell and Company, restaurants, and several booklets featuring business directories.

City of Massillon: Fire Department & Fires

Photographs of engines 1800s-1970s, various fire stations and personnel, and major Massillon fires.

Downtown Massillon

Photographs of downtown Massillon, including the popular 1938 downtown survey conducted by the Chamber of Commerce, capturing both north and south sides of Lincoln Way from 3rd Street West to 3rd Street East.

Events and Major Projects

Massillon events and project such as parades, Labor Day, and the Flood Control Project.


Browse our archives of various holidays and celebrations in the Massillon area.


Hospitals: Massillon


Individuals and Families


Life in Massillon

An overview of several virtual exhibit galleries that illustrate what life was like in Massillon in decades past.

Navarre, Ohio

Photographs and glass plate negatives by William L. Bennett documenting life along the Ohio and Erie Canal and in the town of Navarre.

Schools: Massillon

These galleries provide a view of a variety of school buildings and class photos, include Charity Rotch School of Kendal, Massillon Schools, and the Massillon School of Nursing.


Includes baseball, professional and high school football, as well as Paul Brown career photographs.


View automobiles, garages, and their manufacturers, and more.

Wars: American Civil War

Learn more about the Civil War and its relation to Massillon, Ohio. View Civil War letters, portraits, and artifacts.

Wars: World War I

Learn more about Stark County's involvement in World War I (The Great War) through Massillon Museum archives and collections, including letters, portraits, and artifacts.

Weather Events

Includes photos from floods, blizzards, and the 1955 tornado in Perry Township.


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