Massillon Museum121 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH 44646-6633
330-833-4061 | http://www.massillonmuseum.org
Art in Massillon
Its permanent collections and traveling exhibits makes the Massillon Museum a destination of choice for an art-lovers.
After an outpouring of support from the community, the Massillon Museum (then called the Baldwin Museum after Annie Steese Baldwin, who donated the property) opened in 1933 and features Native American artifacts along with other archaeological and ethnographic collections provided by local donors. Soon, other exhibits were added, including a Science Room and a coal mine exhibit that was located in the basement and staffed by local boy scouts. Originally housed in the one-time home of Massillon’s founder, James Duncan, the building was expanded in 1938 to include a library. The Massillon Museum moved to its current location in the former Glitz department store building in 1996 to provide a state-of-the-art experience for visitors. Today the museum boasts an impressive permanent collection of over 100,000 objects in categories as diverse as paintings, textiles, military artifacts, pottery and circus memorabilia. The museum hosts traveling exhibits, too, thus making it a destination for residents and travelers alike.Read More