MassMu Brown Bag Lunch: SS Great Eastern & the Transatlantic Cable

News Release:  Heather Haden to Recount the Story of the Transatlantic Cable at MassMu Brown Bag Lunch  

Heather Haden will talk about the SS Great Eastern and the laying of the transatlantic cable at the Massillon Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch on Tuesday, January 27, at 12:10 p.m.  The program will conclude promptly at 12:50 to allow lunch-hour guests to return to work.  The program is free and open to the public.  No reservations are required, but seats fill early.

Haden joined the Museum staff in February 2014 as the education and outreach coordinator.  She creates and facilitates programming within the Museum as well as in the community to further the Massillon Museum’s mission to serve western Stark County as its cultural core.  Haden holds a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from Kent State University and will soon be graduating with a master's degree in art history from Kent State. She has more than seven years of teaching experience ranging from private tutoring to college-level instruction in the subjects of art history, writing, drawing, and violin.  Her museum background includes seven years at the Kent State University Museum and a curatorial internship at the Massillon Museum for the exhibition, Another Look at the New Look.  

Haden’s interest in the SS Great Eastern is a personal passion that she looks forward to sharing with the Brown Bag Lunch audience.

The January program is the first event of the Brown Bag Lunch’s twelfth season.  Since its inception, the series has been sponsored by Bates Printing.  Guests may bring carry-out or a sack lunch; purchase lunch from Anderson’s in the City—the lobby café; or simply enjoy a complimentary cookie and coffee provided by the Massillon Museum.    

The Brown Bag Lunch series usually features local history or an art or history topic related to the Museum or landmark events in the nation’s past.  Programs are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, January through October.  

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio 172) in downtown Massillon.  For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or

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