The history group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. until Noon to chat casually about a pre-announced topic, usually a narrow segment of Massillon history. Chris Craft moderates the discussion.
The "Massillon Remembers" group 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 special interest to them. No reservations are required. Coffee and donuts are available for a donation.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio 172), in downtown Massillon. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061.
2015 Discussion Topics
Show and Tell
Bring your favorite photos and treasures to show!
2016 Discussion Topics
Heavy snow storms, floods, tornados, 1969/1970 rains
Special Moments in My Life
Bring photos of personal and family milestones
What Was There Before?
What used to be in the McClymonds building, the Library
parking lot, the Stone Block, Grand Mill Center...?
Most Embarrassing Moments
Did you hit 27 foul balls? Trip on stage at graduation?
Victory Gardens, best public gardens, your vegetable crops,
favorite flowers, trouble with Peter Rabbit...
Who visited Massillon? Did you shake hands with a President?
The Best of...
Where did you get the best burgers? Produce?
Car repairs? Hair cuts? Flowers? Milk shakes?
Remember Jackman’s? Baltzly’s? Briner’s? Lincoln Drugs?
Where did ytou learn the juiciest scoop? Cigar stores, barber
shops, beauty parlors, Salmagundi, gas station, neighbors?
Show and Tell
Bring your special photos and treasures to share with friends!
Local history fun, facts, and “fabulous” prizes with Margy Vogt!
Cherished Christmas Memories
Family traditions, church pageants, parties, best gifts...
2015 Previously Discussed Topics
Why Did They Call It That?
Streets, buildings, parks, neighborhoods, and bridges
Bring photos and objects for possible use in exhibit
Part of The Big Read
Local Inventions and Inventors
Cars, bridges, the cow catcher, stoves...
Pranks and Practical Jokes
April Fools tricks, camp antics, jokes on friends
Massillon Stone Quarries, Buildings, and Bridges
Where did the stone come from and where is it now?
Local Musicians and Music Stores
Piano factories, Engelhardt’s, and talented Massillonians
A Century of Films & Fun at the Lincoln Theatre
WHS senior movies, favorite films, dish night, bank night
Tools and Hardware
Did you ever buy tools from Blaumeiser’s or Demmer’s?
Football mums, Oktoberfests,Trick or Treat...
Unexplained and Odd Occurrences
A door won’t stay closed? A warm spot in a cold house?
Local history fun, facts, “fabulous” prizes with Margy Vogt
2014 Previoiusly Discussion Topics
January 7: History of Local Church Buildings
Previous buildings? Offbeat uses of buildings?
February 4: Experiences with Wild Animals and Pets
Squirrels in the house? Have you been skunked?
March 4: Trains, Planes, and Streetcars
Tell about your rides!
April 1: Fairs and Festivals
Street fairs, Stark County Fair, traveling festivals
May 6: Gas Stations and Car Dealerships
Wash the windshield and check the oil?
June 3: Fine Residences of Massillon
Remember the homes that lined Lincoln Way?
July 1: Hotels and Motels
From the Conrad Hotel to the Conrad Hilton
August 5: Downtown Massillon Stores
Stark Dry Goods, Long & Pietzcker, Segal's...
September 2: Massillon History Trivia
Fun questions... with "fabulous" prizes
October 7: Home Delivery
Milk, bread, groceries, laundry...
November 4: Viaducts and Dedication
Did you attend the parade?
December 2: Show and Tell
Bring your favorite treasures to show!