The Big Read

2017: True Grit by Charles Portis


Massillon Museum is pleased to announce that, for the tenth consecutive year, we have been awarded the NEA Big Read Grant! A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Big Read elected the Massillon Museum as one of seventy seven non-profit organizations to promote a community reading program designed around a single book, and your Museum is the only Ohio organization to receive the grant for 2017. This year's NEA Big Read program will be celebrating the literary classic True Grit by Charles Portis.

The Massillon Museum has been selected to participate annually in The Big Read since 2008, and since that time, your Museum has distributed more than 14,700 free copies of literary classics, offering dozens of free programs to enhance the reading experience. 

Click here to learn more about this year's book selection, view media guides, and listen to audio guides.


Events coming to your Massillon Museum in March-April 2017!


Previous Massillon Museum The Big Read Selections:

2016: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

2015: Old School by Tobias Wolff

2014: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

2013: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2012: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

2011: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

2010: The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

2009: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

2008: The Call of the Wild by Jack London

To learn more about the NEA The Big Read, click here.



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