MassMu "Tiger Legacy" Closes with a Storytelling Workshop

News Release:  Massillon Museum Tiger Legacy Closes with a Storytelling Workshop

On the final day of the Tiger Legacy exhibition at the Massillon Museum—Sunday, February 17—Gary Harwood will lead a free storytelling workshop from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The workshop is open to the public and all ages are welcome.  Reservations are not necessary.

“This will be an opportunity for participants to take an intimate last look at the photography exhibition that features Massillon Tiger football tradition,” said Jill Malusky, the Museum’s Director of Education and Community Outreach.  “Gary Harwood recognized Massillon as a good story and was one of the primary photographers who created the exhibition. He’ll share his award-winning expertise about using photographs to tell a story,” Malusky said.  

Building on his book, Growing Season, Harwood documents migrant workers in the Hartville area using his photography as a storytelling tool.   A freelance photographer and Kent State University photojournalism instructor, he created a unique teaching experience by merging his long-term community storytelling projects with educational opportunities for students.  Kent students took on the role of apprentices, working side by side with teachers and industry professionals to develop the Massillon Tiger story.

The Massillon Museum, in partnership with Kent State University and the Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club, has presented Tiger Legacy, a community storytelling and photography project that depicts the culture of high school football through the spirit, passion, dedication, and tradition of one the most storied programs in the United States:  The Massillon Tigers.

Workshop participants can also see the Supporting Our Champions second-floor exhibition, which features the Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club as photographed by the Kent creative team.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark to augment its primary local funding.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon.  Free parking is available on adjacent streets, in nearby city lots, and in the city parking deck on South Erie Street.  For additional information, call the Museum at 330.833.4061 or visit  A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.

Media Contacts:

Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director  -  330.833.4061

Jill Malusky, Massillon Museum Director of Education and Outreach  -  330.833.4061

Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator

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