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. 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

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

2016 Discussion Topics

JANUARY 5
Extreme Weather
Heavy snow storms, floods, tornados, 1969/1970 rains

FEBRUARY 2
Special Moments in My Life
Bring photos of personal and family milestones

MARCH 1
What Was There Before?
What used to be in the McClymonds building, the Library
parking lot, the Stone Block, Grand Mill Center...?

APRIL 5
Most Embarrassing Moments
Did you hit 27 foul balls? Trip on stage at graduation?

MAY 3
Gardens
Victory Gardens, best public gardens, your vegetable crops,
favorite flowers, trouble with Peter Rabbit...

JUNE 7
Famous Folks
Who visited Massillon? Did you shake hands with a President?
Celebrity autographs?

JULY 5
The Best of...
Where did you get the best burgers? Produce?
Car repairs? Hair cuts? Flowers? Milk shakes?

AUGUST 2
Drug Stores
Remember Jackman’s? Baltzly’s? Briner’s? Lincoln Drugs?

SEPTEMBER 6
Gossip
Where did ytou learn the juiciest scoop? Cigar stores, barber
shops, beauty parlors, Salmagundi, gas station, neighbors?

OCTOBER 4
Show and Tell
Bring your special photos and treasures to share with friends!

NOVEMBER 1
Tigertown Trivia
Local history fun, facts, and “fabulous” prizes with Margy Vogt!

DECEMBER 6
Cherished Christmas Memories
Family traditions, church pageants, parties, best gifts...

 


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?

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

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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