Speakers' Bureau

Speakers' Bureau

Please Note: In-person and virtual presentations are currently available. Please contact a museum lecturer directly if you are interested in scheduling a presentation, or contact Stephanie Toole, Education & Outreach Manager, at 330-833-4061 x104 or email her if you have any questions.

Cost:

  • Groups within the city of Massillon or within 30 miles round trip of Massillon: Suggested donation
  • Groups 31-59 miles round trip from Massillon: $40 minimum fee
  • Groups 60-100 miles round trip from Massillon: $60 minimum fee
  • Groups in or within 30 miles of Massillon requesting a virtual presentation: Suggested donation
  • Groups 31+ miles from Massillon requesting a virtual presentation: $20 minimum fee

We accept cash, credit cards, or 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 a list of staff emails. If you have difficulty finding a museum lecturer, feel free to contact Education and Outreach Manager Stephanie Toole, 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.

Presentations: Listed by Topic

Chris Mandy Civil War Museum Lecturer
General History
  • An Overview of the American Revolution
    (45 minutes, Christopher Craft) 
     
  • Films of 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)  
     
  • Civil War Technology
    (45 minutes or more with Q & A, Christopher Craft)  
     
  • Abraham Lincoln
    (45 minutes, Christopher Craft)
     
  • Enduring Legacy of the American Civil War
    (45 minutes, Christopher Craft)
     
  • Entertainment of the early 1900s
    (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • Titanic & the End of the Edwardian Era
    (60 minutes or longer, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • The Great Depression & The New Deal (1929-1940)
    (60 minutes or longer, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
James Duncan Museum Lecturer
Massillon History
  • Massillon and the Civil War
    (45-60 minutes, Christopher Craft) 
     
  • Massillon and the Underground Railroad
    (60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • Massillon & the Great War (WWI)
    (60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • Early Massillon & Lost Kendal
    (40-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • Massillon Theaters of Stage & Screen
    (60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • Jacob Coxey, Massillon & The Progressive Era
    (45 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • Important Women of Massillon
    (30 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • Painting Massillon’s Murals
    (40-60 minutes, Scot Phillips)
  • Historic Massillon Buildings Part 1
    (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
  • Historic Massillon Buildings Part 2
    (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
Museum Lecturer Historic Photos
Preservation How-To, Exhibits, & Museum Studies
  • Preserving Photographs & Documents
    (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • Recording Your History, Oral Histories: Preserving Stories
    (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • Intermediate Digitization for Museums
    (45 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • Case Study: Digitizing Photo Negatives
    (60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
     
  • Various Topics Related to Museum Studies
    (30-40 minutes, Alexandra Nicholis Coon)
     
  • Identifying Archival Materials
    (30 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)
Museum Lecturer Cathedral Robert M Gatrell
Art History, Discussions, and Demonstrations
  • Early 20th Century Women Photographers
    (30-40 minutes, Alexandra Nicholis Coon)
     
  • Artful Living: Collaborative Educational Program Promoting the Arts
    (45 minutes, Christopher Craft)
     
  • Intro to Silkscreening
    (40-60 minutes, Scot Phillips) 
     
  • Advanced Silkscreening
    (40-60 minutes, Scot Phillips)
Paul Brown Museum Lecturer
Sports History
  • Paul Brown: Coach, Teacher, Innovator
    (30-45 minutes, Bailey Yoder)
     
  • Paul Brown vs. Art Modell
    (30-45 minutes, Bailey Yoder)
     
  • Play Like a Girl: Women's Tiger Teams from Gym Class to Title IX
    (30-45 minutes, Bailey Yoder) 
     
  • Evolution of the Football Jersey
    (30-60 minutes, Bailey Yoder)
Zuni Pot Museum Lecturer
Other Special Interests
  • White House Experiences, Celebration 2007
    (45 minutes, Christopher Craft) 
     
  • Language of the Victorian Fan
    (40 minutes, Alexandra Nicholis Coon, with Mandy Altimus Stahl) 
     
  • History of Early Silent Film 1870-1910
    (30-60 minutes, Mandy Altimus Stahl)

Presentations: Listed by Presenter

Christopher Craft

Artful Living: Collaborative Educational Program Promoting the Arts (45 minutes) 

White House Experiences, Celebration 2007 (45 minutes) 

Films of The American Civil War (45 minutes or more with Q & A) 

Civil War Living History (45 minutes or more with Q & A) 

Civil War Technology (45 minutes or more with Q & A) 

Massillon and the Civil War (45-60 minutes) 

An Overview of the American Revolution (45 minutes) 

Abraham Lincoln (45 minutes)

Enduring Legacy of the American Civil War (45 minutes)

Email Christopher.

Alexandra Nicholis Coon

Language of the Victorian Fan (30 minutes) 

Early-20th Century Women Photographers (30-40 minutes) 

Various Topics Related to Museum Studies (30-40 minutes) 

Email Alex.

Scot Phillips

Intro to Silkscreening (40-60 minutes)

Advanced Silkscreening (40-60 minutes)

Painting Massillon’s Murals (40-60 minutes)

Email Scot.

Bailey Yoder

Paul Brown: Coach, Teacher, Innovator (30-45 minutes)

Paul Brown vs. Art Modell (30-45 minutes)

Play Like a Girl: Massillon Women's Tiger Teams from Gym Class to Title IX (30-45 minutes)

Evolution of the Football Jersey (30-60 minutes)

Email Bailey.