History Group

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.

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

JUNE 2
Local Musicians and Music Stores
Piano factories, Engelhardt’s, and talented Massillonians

JULY 7
A Century of Films & Fun at the Lincoln Theatre
WHS senior movies, favorite films, dish night, bank night

AUGUST 4
Tools and Hardware
Did you ever buy tools from Blaumeiser’s or Demmer’s?

SEPTEMBER 1
Fall Traditions
Football mums, Oktoberfests,Trick or Treat...

OCTOBER 6
Unexplained and Odd Occurrences
A door won’t stay closed? A warm spot in a cold house?

NOVEMBER 3
Tigertown Trivia
Local history fun, facts, “fabulous” prizes with Margy Vogt

DECEMBER 1
Show and Tell
Bring your favorite photos and treasures to show!

2015 Previously Discussed Topics

JANUARY 6
Why Did They Call It That?
Streets, buildings, parks, neighborhoods, and bridges

FEBRUARY 3
“Old School”
Bring photos and objects for possible use in exhibit
Part of The Big Read

MARCH 3
Local Inventions and Inventors
Cars, bridges, the cow catcher, stoves...

APRIL 7
Pranks and Practical Jokes
April Fools tricks, camp antics, jokes on friends

MAY 5
Massillon Stone Quarries, Buildings, and Bridges
Where did the stone come from and where is it now?
 

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!

 
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