Donna Rovan correspondent

A fantastic building in nearby Massillon that "collects, preserves and exhibits art and artifacts to enrich our community through education and experience," according to the museum's website.

The Massillon Museum was accredited in 1972 by the American Association of Museums and continues to offer educational programs and a collection of photography, costumes and several other memorabilia associated with this area.

The current events being held in February are as follows:

Do The Mu! Snakes and Chinese New Year is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. This free event will feature Ohio reptiles from the Sanders Center and information from Stark Parks.

February Adult Art Classes will begin on Saturday. Classes include open studio ceramics, pottery wheel, glazing ceramics and digital photography. For more information on classes and cost, please call 330-833-4061 or visit

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday for the Rhythms Concert, which will feature Chinese music and martial arts demonstrations. Tickets are $15.

The History Discussion group will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday. The discussion will focus on "School valentines and romances." This is a free event.

The Tiger Legacy Exhibition runs through Feb. 17. This exhibit features the photography of Gary Harwood and tells the story of the Massillon Tigers Football Team.

Photojournalist Gary Harwood will present a workshop on the Tiger Legacy at 2 p.m. Feb. 17. This is a free event.

On Feb. 26, the museum will offer a brown bag lunch discussion on contributions of historic African Americans who have influenced the Massillon area. This is also a free event and begins at 12:10 p.m.

The Massillon Art Battle will be held at 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Benders in downtown Massillon.

The Massillon Museum also offers free tours, family programs, classes and workshops and educational events. The museum offers a great day out for history buffs and people looking to do something fun and interesting on a cold day. For more information on programs, exhibits and events, please contact Jill Malusky, museum educator, at 330-833-4061 ext. 104. The museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East.