Massillon Museum Points of Pride

MMx2: Points of Pride

  • Welcomes more than 25,000 visitors annually
  • Preserves more than 100,000 artifacts and safeguards more than 60,000 photographs recording the communityʼs visual history in the permanent collection and archives
  • Accredited in 1972 by the American Alliance of Museums, MassMu is one of only 749 institutions in the nation to be recognized for the highest standards of excellence and impact
  • Doubled Museum membership since 2009
  • Earned the Ohio Museums Association “Best Exhibition of 2014” award for Imagining a Better World: The Artwork of Nelly Toll
  • Named one of the top cultural institutions in Northeast Ohio—Crainʼs Cleveland Business
  • Honored by Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce:
    • 2013 Small Business of the Year
    • 2012 Excellence in Business Leadership Award (Executive Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon)
  • Hosted 1,414 school children on field trips in 2014
  • Supported by more than 150 volunteers who contribute nearly 5,000 hours each year to help operate the Massillon Museum
  • Impacted more than 12,500 people through outreach programming in 2014
  • Received The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grant nine consecutive years, providing more than 13,000 free copies of classic books and dozens of events adding to the communityʼs enjoyment of each yearʼs book selection
  • Initiated The Artful Living Program, which works with 12 community and arts organizations to provide 95 arts lessons weekly to more than 1,000 children in preschools throughout Stark County