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Truly enjoyed the Moniker exhibit

I recently went to the Massillon Museum to see the Moniker exhibit at the suggestion of a friend... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
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Massillon, Ohio
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Origami Crowns were great activity for kids. Intern very nice, patient and helpful. Will consider... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
cathyzalaiskalns
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Massillon, Ohio
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

I recently went to the Massillon Museum to see the Moniker exhibit at the suggestion of a friend who had been there. It was very interesting. I had no clue that the drawings on railroad cars are not just graffiti but actual signatures of railroad employees, etc. The drawings on the railroad cars are a piece of history and so interesting that these folks traveled the country marking their signature as they traveled to let others know they were there.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Admission to the Massillon Museum is free, or else I would have asked for my money back. The museum is just off the highway and right downtown so it easy to find. Parking is a whole different story. The building and grounds and grounds are in the middle of a construction'renovation project so I couldn't even see the circus on the second floor which was one of the main reasons I stopped. My wife and son went back to the car while i toured the traveling exhibit on the first floor, Monikers, It was about hobos riding the rails and leaving their signs and symbols painted, etched, or scratched across the country, mostly on rolling stock or private property. I bet the board wouldn't think it was art if someone plastered gang signs on the building. It is vandalism today and it was vandalism then, At least the hobos didn't have access to spray paint. Also, hopping a train was both dangerous and illegal at the time, yet the copy glorifies the (criminal) lifestyle and vilifies the railroad owners and train men who had the nerve to dislodge them. No mention anywhere of how many of those vagrants and miscreants died or were permanently injured from their activities. Today they would probably file lawsuits against the railroads and win. My ancestors worked for the Nickel Plate Road and then Penn Central so I thought this was disrespectful to them. Any former or current engineers, conductors, brake men, or track workers care to weigh in on this?

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Origami Crowns were great activity for kids. Intern very nice, patient and helpful. Will consider doing Origami or other activities at MassMu

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great day with vendors, food trucks, and antigue appraisals by certified appraisers. Staff was very friendly

Thank 421ohio
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Massillon Museum is one of the few museums to undertake a three-pronged mission and succeed in all. Primarily dedicated to the history of Massillon, donations of high artistic merit gradually made the "MassMu" an Art/History institution. In recent years director Alexandra Nicholas-Coon has added a third dimension with an extensive calendar of events. And recently, a world-class preservation area was added to the third floor of the art-deco structure to ensure that all of the museum's artifacts will receive state-of-the-art care for decades to come.
The Massillon Museum is located in downtown Massillon along the famed Lincoln Highway (Rt. 30). Plan on at least an hour's visitation, more in the case of a lunchtime or 'happy hour' presentation's being conducted. A visit to the museum's website prior to visitation will enhance the experience. The MassMu is closed on Mondays.

Thank ohiojames
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Stop by to see all the great items on display at the Massillon Museum. Learn about our town and much more.

Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Visited the Massillon Museum this last weekend to see a photo illustration exhibit. The museum is very nice with a bit of local history on display. We saw a complete circus carved by a local dentist and it really was amazing and detailed. Also an exhibit on the Massillon Tigers marching bands. Even exhibits on local architecture. Overall a good way to spend an hour. They have lots of space and would love to see more local history displayed.

Thank chefedl
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

was there with my grandaughter she like the egge room and the ciriuse room the best
easy too find parking also too find

Thank JohnV3168
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The Massillon museum is a great place to take house guests. The first floor offers different showings throughout the year. Upstairs has Massillon history and also a permanent exhibit of a miniature circus created by Dr Immel, a dentist who had a love for the circus. Great place to visit.

Thank Robin B
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

For a city the size of Massillon, the Massillon Museum is a true treasure, and it's free! Interesting art displays are changed often. Many displays attract a wide audience. Dr. Immel's circus is a MUST see. Oscar, in the basement, is a true Tigertown tradition. For those who grew up in Massillon, who can forget opening up Oscar's closet!! The museum has a collection of artifacts numbering well over 100,000. The museum building will be expanding soon--great news. Try the cafe--great food.

Thank Thomas S
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