History Group to Discuss Local Stone Quarries and Construction

News Release:  Massillon Museum History Group to Discuss Local Stone Quarries and Construction 

During the next Massillon Museum History Discussion session on Tuesday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, participants will talk about local stone quarries, buildings, and bridges.  

From quarries that lined the Tuscarawas River, Massillon has been blessed with beautiful stone homes, churches, businesses, and bridges. Moderator Chris Craft will welcome stories about the Everhard Quarry north of the Knights of Columbus, the use of stone for early bridge abutments and the canal, mansions like Five Oaks, the early 1800s Stone Block—constructed with no mortar, the reservoir dam, the deterioration of stone edifices from air pollution during the heyday of Massillon mills, and other related history.

The group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the Fred F. Silk Community Room in the Museum’s lower level. The Museum is handicap accessible and attendance is free and open to everyone. New participants are welcome at any time. Some people come to every session; others attend when the topic is of particular interest. No reservations are required. Coffee and pastries are available for a donation.

The group chats casually about a pre-announced topic, usually a slice of Massillon history. The June topic will be local musicians and music stores.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio 172), in downtown Massillon. Anderson’s in the City, the lobby café, is open for lunch following the meeting. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

Media Contacts:

Scot Phillips, Massillon Museum Operations Officer - 330-833-4061

Chris Craft, History Group Moderator  -  330-833-4061

Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator  -  330-844-1525

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, like many local stone churches, was built of sandstone quarried along the Tuscarawas River.

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