Every Thursday June through August, the city of Massillon closes Lincoln Way East from First Street East to Third Street East. Plan ahead for parking! The Museum is open normal business hours.
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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.

2017 Discussion Topics

MAY 2
Fires and Firefighters
Remember the corner call boxes?
What's the worst fire you ever witnessed?

JUNE 6
Hold onto Your History
What do you want the young people in your life to know about you?

JULY 4
Streetcars and Buses
How did you get around before you could drive?

AUGUST 1
Grandparents and Special Ancestors
What was the best advice Grandpa ever gave you?

SEPTEMBER 5
Neighborhood Fun
Where did you live? How did you and your friends amuse yourselves before video games?

OCTOBER 3
Origin of Old-time Expressions
Think about this until the cows come home!

NOVEMBER 7
Tigertown Trivia
Local history fun, facts, and “fabulous” prizes with Margy Vogt!

DECEMBER 5
Show and Tell
Bring your special photos and treasures to share with friends.

 

2017 Previously Discussed Topics

JANUARY 3
Hobbies, Pastimes, and Special Skills
What have you collected or crafted?

FEBRUARY 7
Diners, Dives, and Drive-ins
Remember Smitty's, Brady's, Roberta's, and Bill's?

MARCH 7
Favorite TV Westerns
Who were your favorite cowboys?

APRIL 4
Pranks and Practical Jokes
How did you trick your friends, and what did they do to you?

2016 Previously Discussed 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

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

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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