Current Exhibits

Aultman Health Foundation Gallery

[First Floor]

Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories

June 11 through November 9, 2022

Oral histories, archives, photographs, and artifacts celebrating the rich narrative of Massillon's Black community.

Learn more about the Missing History project here.


Second Floor Galleries

 

The Immel Circus Gallery


The Immel Circus is one of the most interesting “pieces” in the collection of the Massillon Museum. The 100-square foot miniature hand-carved circus contains 2,620 pieces. Surrounding the Immel Circus are rotating displays of a selection of circus-related artifacts from Dr. Robert Immel's collection.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Robert Immel, his collection, and miniature circus.

Click here to view a small online gallery of circus photos from the Immel Circus collection, including P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb.


Permanent Collection Galleries

 

Featuring the Massillon Museum's permanent collection, including categories of Massillon history, photography, fine and decorative art, ethnographic and archaeological artifacts, and more.

 

Photography Gallery


Collection Snapshot: Faces of Massillon Business is an exhibition of photographs selected from more than 75,000 images in the Museum's permanent collection. The images highlight those hard workers who helped build a community filled with quality food and beverages, stylish clothing, fashionable hair, reliable news, and a place where the community could establish their savings for future generations. These images represent the faces of big industries and small businesses over the last one hundred and eighty years.  


Flex Space Galleries
[Second Floor]

Preview of Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories 

April 2 through mid-May, 2022

A modest representation of the content and stories to be featured in the forthcoming exhibition, this display celebrates the project's progress from 2020 to the present, and invites visitors to learn more about how they can contribute to the narrative.  The full exhibition opens in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Learn more about the Missing History project here.

Photo at left:
Clara Classie Hogan Peterson and husband Arthur, c. 1940
Gift of their granddaughter, Mamie Arrington Bodiford (84.38.2)
Collection of the Massillon Museum

 

Studio M Gallery

[Second Floor]

Daric M. Gill: The Absolutes: Big Small Stories

August 6 through September 21, 2022
Oil paintings on reclaimed wood 

Image: Absolute: Triumph, Oil paint on maple, 32 1/4” x 41 5/8”, 2019

 

Paul Brown Museum Gallery

 


[Second Floor]

"Carry On": A Century of Swing

July 30, 2022 through January 8, 2023

Paul Brown and Massillon Tiger Football Timeline

Permanent exhibit

Travel through more than 125 years of Massillon Tiger football, and the story of famed Coach Paul Brown in this 30-foot permanent display, featuring photographs and artifacts 1891 to the present.

To learn more about the Paul Brown Museum, click here.

 


Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery

[Lower Level]

Artwork by Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon

September 17 through November 2, 2022
Juried artwork categorized by age group and medium

Image: Mia age 7, Spatter Flower, Watercolor, Boys and Girls Club, 2021


Lower Level Lobby

 

 
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