Barn Painting to Be Unveiled December 9

News Release:  Barn Painting to Be Unveiled December 9  

Join the Ohio History Connection, the Massillon Museum, and the Canton Museum of Art at the unveiling of a new barn painting highlighting the 122-year-old football rivalry between the Canton McKinley Bulldogs and the Massillon Tigers.  

The event, which will be attended by Massillon and McKinley team members, Massillon Museum and Canton Museum of Art representatives, Ohio History Connection officials, and Tiger and Bulldog fans, will start at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9.

The painting faces Richville Drive Southwest in Perry Township between Massillon and Canton, at 3424 Stump Avenue, Massillon.

The unveiling will include refreshments and brief remarks. The event will be casual and free; no reservations are necessary.

Painter Scott Hagan has depicted the iconic inter-city competition that dates to 1894 as part of a statewide program that includes barn paintings throughout Ohio.

Roy Klick, who owns the farm with his wife Mary Jo, said his grandparents—Frank and Minnie Klick—moved to Windy Way Farm in 1916 from a 160-acre farm they had rented in Richville.  They replaced an existing log barn on their new 52-acre farm with the present structure in 1923, moving a sawmill into an 11-acre woods to cut lumber for the new structure. Roy’s parents—Frank and Katherine Klick—next farmed the property. The fourth and fifth generations of the Klick family—Jim and Mary Beth and their son Ben—now raise corn, beans, hay, and wheat.

The unveiling had originally been scheduled for October 20, but inclement weather forced postponement.  

For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit

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