Virtual Exhibits

The Massillon Museum currently preserves more than 60,000 photographs and 17,000 archival documents. In an effort to make these items accessible to the public for personal or research use, we present the following virtual exhibits for your enjoyment.

If you wish to purchase a photo reproduction of any of these images, please read about pricing, rules, and regulations.
Or you can contact:
Archivist Mandy Altimus Pond by phone: 330-833-4061 x 113, or by email.

Choose a topic:

Aerial Views of Massillon

Various views of Massillon taken from the tops of buildings and by airplane.


Includes photographs of Massillon buildings, and by Mallalieu, Ross, Roberts, and Doll Architects: renderings, drawings, construction, before and after photographs.

Coming soon:

  • Albrecht and Wilhelm Architects
  • Blueprints
  • Finding aid for architectural archives

Archival Collections: Miscellaneous

Various collections of photographs, city records, scrapbooks, and more.

Buildings: Massillon

Enjoy these photographs of various buildings in Massillon, such as the McClymonds Building, State Hospital, Russell and Company, and restaurants.

Buildings: Residential, Massillon

A comprehensive collection of all residential photographs in the Massillon Museum's permanent collection. These galleries are organized by street name for easy access.

Businesses: Massillon

Photographs from various businesses, including Russell and Company, restaurants, and several booklets featuring business directories.

Downtown Massillon

Photographs of downtown Massillon, including the popular 1938 downtown survey conducted by the Chamber of Commerce, capturing both north and south sides of Lincoln Way from 3rd Street West to 3rd Street East.

Events and Major Projects

Massillon events and project such as parades, Labor Day, and the Flood Control Project.

Hospitals: Massillon


Individuals and Families


Life in Massillon

An overview of several virtual exhibit galleries that illustrate what life was like in Massillon in decades past.

Navarre, Ohio

Photographs and glass plate negatives by William L. Bennett documenting life along the Ohio and Erie Canal and in the town of Navarre.

Schools: Massillon

These galleries provide a view of a variety of school buildings and class photos, include Charity Rotch School of Kendal, Massillon Schools, and the Massillon School of Nursing.


Includes baseball, professional and high school football, as well as Paul Brown career photographs.


View automobiles, garages, and their manufacturers, and more.

Wars: American Civil War

Learn more about the Civil War and its relation to Massillon, Ohio. View Civil War letters, portraits, and artifacts.

Weather Events

Includes photos from floods, blizzards, and the 1955 tornado in Perry Township.


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