Donna Rovan

Just down the road in Massillon is a fantastic building that "collects, preserves, and exhibits art and artifacts to enrich our community through education and experience." 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:

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

Do The Mu! Snakes and Chinese New Year..Saturday, February 2nd, Noon to 2:00 p.m. This free event will feature Ohio reptiles from the Sanders Center and information from Stark Parks.

February Adult Art Classes will begin on Saturday, February 2nd. 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, February 2nd for the Rhythms Concert which will feature chinese music and martial arts demonstrations. Tickets are $15.

The History Discussion group will be held on Tuesday, February 5th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The discussion will focus on "School valentines and romances." This is a free event.

Photojournalist Gary Harwood will present a workship on the Tiger Legacy on Saturday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m. This is a free event.

On Tuesday, February 26th, 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 on Wednesday, February 27th at Benders in downtown Massillon. This event gets underway at 8:00 p.m.

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, Massillon, OH 44646.