Speakers' Bureau

 

Cost:

The programs listed below are free of charge, but donations are encouraged. We accept cash and checks made payable to the Massillon Museum.

Scheduling:

To schedule a program, please contact the staff member you are interested in inviting to speak, or call 330-833-4061. Click here for staff emails. If you have difficulty finding a speaker, feel free to contact April Olsen, Education & Outreach Manager at 330-833-4061 x104 or by email.

Presentations are booked on a first-come first-serve basis, so please be flexible; not all dates are available.

Choosing a Topic:

Our staff are passionate about the topics listed below. The list is presented by topic or by presenter.

If you need to know more about our staff presenters, please view our most recent Annual Report for full biographical information.

Print this List of Topics:

This list is available in a booklet printed PDF form. Please click here to download. We suggest you print double-sided along the short edge for the best results, and fold in half.

 

Presentations: Listed by Topic

General History:

  • Titanic & the End of the Edwardian Era (60 minutes or longer, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • The American Civil War (45 minutes or more with Q & A, Christopher Craft) 
  • Civil War Living History (45 minutes or more with Q & A, Christopher Craft)  
  • The Social, Political and Diplomatic Significance of the Battle of Antietam (45 minutes, Christopher Craft)  
  • Entertainment of the early 1900s (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • The S.S. Great Eastern and the Massillon Museum Collection (30-40 minutes, Heather Haden)
  • An Overview of the American Revolution (45 minutes, Christopher Craft) 
  • Abraham Lincoln (45 minutes, Christopher Craft)

Massillon History:

  • Massillon and the Civil War (45-60 minutes, Christopher Craft) 
  • Massillon & the Great War (WWI) (60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • Massillon Theaters of Stage & Screen (60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • Jacob Coxey, Massillon & The Progressive Era (45 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • Important Women of Massillon (30 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • Early Massillon Photographers (30-40 minutes, Alexandra Nicholis Coon)
  • Painting Massillon’s Murals (40-60 minutes, Scot Phillips)
  • Building Massillon: An Architectural History (30-40 min, Meghan Reed)

Preservation How-To, Exhibits, & Museum Studies:

  • Preserving Photographs & Documents (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • Recording Your History, Oral Histories: Preserving Stories (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond) 
  • Genealogy of the Massillon Area (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond) 
  • Intermediate Digitization for Museums (45 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • Digital Media Technology in Museum Exhibits & Education (45 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • Case Study: Digitizing Photo Negatives (60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • How to Research with Primary & Secondary Resources (45 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • Film as a Historic Resource (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)
  • How to Create a Museum Exhibit (30-40 minutes, Alexandra Nicholis Coon) 
  • Various Topics Related to Museum Studies (30-40 minutes, Alexandra Nicholis Coon) 
  • Creating document reproductions for exhibits (15-20 minutes, Emily Vigil)
  • Care and Preservation of Textiles (30-40 min, Meghan Reed)

Art History, Discussions, and Demonstrations:

  • Early-20th Century Women Photographers (30-40 minutes, Alexandra Nicholis Coon)
  • Telepresence Art Installations and the Uncanny (40-60 minutes, Heather Haden)
  • Art and Technology (30-40 minutes, Heather Haden)
  • Bio Art (30 minutes, Heather Haden)
  • Art across the Disciplines (30 minutes, Heather Haden)
  • The Science of Seeing (30-40 minutes, Heather Haden)
  • Abstract Expressionism (30-40 minutes, Heather Haden)
  • Artful Living: Collaborative Educational Program Promoting the Arts
    (45 minutes, Christopher Craft) 
  • Opportunities and Careers in Art (45 minutes, Christopher Craft) 
  • William T. Mathews: Painter of Presidents (30-60 minutes, Alexandra Nicholis Coon) 
  • Dada and Surrealism (30-40 minutes, Alexandra Nicholis Coon)
  • Intro to Silkscreening (40-60 minutes, Scot Phillips)
  • Advanced Silkscreening (40-60 minutes, Scot Phillips)
  • Photochemical Photobooth (20-30 minutes, Scot Phillips)
  • Alternative Photographic Methods (30 minutes, Emily Vigil) 
  • The Artist as Bookmaker (30 minutes, Emily Vigil) 
  • Plein Air Painters: from Corot to Graham Nickson (30 minutes, Emily Vigil) 
  • Survey of Landscape Art (30 minutes, Emily Vigil)

Other Special Interests:

  • Postwar Women’s Fashion (30 minutes, Heather Haden)
  • Christmas Party at the White House, Celebration 2007 (45 minutes, Christopher Craft) 
  • Language of the Victorian Fan (20 minutes, Alexandra Nicholis Coon) 
  • Reading Material Culture (30-40 min, Meghan Reed)
  • History of Native Americans in Northeast Ohio (40-60 min, Meghan Reed)
  • Trends in American Architecture (30-60 min, Meghan Reed)
  • Early Silent Film 1870-1920 (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Pond)

Presentations: Listed by Presenter

 

Heather Haden

The S.S. Great Eastern and the Massillon Museum Collection (30-40 minutes)
Telepresence Art Installations and the Uncanny (40-60 minutes)
Art and Technology (30-40 minutes)
Bio Art (30 minutes)
Art across the Disciplines (30 minutes)
The Science of Seeing (30-40 minutes)
Postwar Women’s Fashion (30 minutes)
Abstract Expressionism (30-40 minutes)

Click here for her email.

Mandy Altimus Pond:

General History Topics:
Titanic & the End of the Edwardian Era (60 minutes or longer)
Massillon & the Great War (WWI) (60 minutes)
Massillon Theaters of Stage & Screen (60 minutes)
Entertainment of the early 1900s (30-60 minutes)
Jacob Coxey, Massillon & The Progressive Era (45 minutes)
Important Women of Massillon (30 minutes)
Early Silent Film 1870-1920 (30-60 minutes)

For Genealogists, Family History and Students:
Preserving Photographs & Documents (30-60 minutes)
Recording Your History, Oral Histories: Preserving Stories (30-60 minutes) 
Genealogy of the Massillon Area (30-60 minutes) 
How to Research with Primary & Secondary Resources (45 minutes)
Film as a Historic Resource (30-60 minutes)

For Museums and Historical Societies:
Intermediate Digitization for Museums (45 minutes)
Digital Media Technology in Museum Exhibits & Education (45 minutes)
Case Study: Digitizing Photo Negatives (60 minutes)

Click here for her email.

Christopher Craft:

Artful Living: Collaborative Educational Program Promoting the Arts (45 minutes) 
Christmas Party at the White House, Celebration 2007 (45 minutes) 
Opportunities and Careers in Art (45 minutes) 
The American Civil War (45 minutes or more with Q & A) 
Civil War Living History (45 minutes or more with Q & A) 
The Social, Political and Diplomatic Significance of the Battle of Antietam (45 minutes) 
Massillon and the Civil War (45-60 minutes) 
An Overview of the American Revolution (45 minutes) 
Abraham Lincoln (45 minutes)

Click here for his email.

Alexandra Nicholis Coon: 

William T. Mathews: Painter of Presidents (30-60 minutes) 
Language of the Victorian Fan (20 minutes) 
Early-20th Century Women Photographers (30-40 minutes) 
Early Massillon Photographers (30-40 minutes) 
How to Create a Museum Exhibit (30-40 minutes) 
Various Topics Related to Museum Studies (30-40 minutes) 
Dada and Surrealism (30-40 minutes)

Click here for her email.

Scot Phillips:

Intro to Silkscreening (40-60 minutes)
Advanced Silkscreening (40-60 minutes)
Photochemical Photobooth (20-30 minutes)
Painting Massillon’s Murals (40-60 minutes)

Click here for his email.

Emily Vigil:

Alternative Photographic Methods (30 minutes) 
The Artist as Bookmaker (30 minutes) 
Plein Air Painters: from Corot to Graham Nickson (30 minutes) 
Survey of Landscape Art (30 minutes) 
Creating document reproductions for exhibits (15-20 minutes)

Click here for her email.

Meghan Reed:

Reading Material Culture (30-40 min)
Care and Preservation of Textiles (30-40 min)
History of Native Americans in Northeast Ohio (40-60 min)
Trends in American Architecture (30-60 min)
Building Massillon: An Architectural History (30-40 min)

Click here for her email.

   
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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