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MassMu to Break Ground on its Expansion and Paul E. Brown Museum

The Massillon Museum will celebrate the groundbreaking for its expansion project and the Paul E. Brown Museum on Thursday, October 12.  Social time will begin at 5:00 p.m.; the remarks and ceremony will occur at 5:45 p.m. The public is invited and no reservations are required.
 
The expansion project, paid for with generous gifts from foundations, grants, businesses, and individuals, encompasses a new three-story building to complement the existing Art Deco Museum building, the transformation of two buildings adjacent to City Hall Street, and renovations to the existing Museum—all to better serve the community and the region.
 
“After more than a decade of imagining and strategically planning to increase the Museum’s footprint, the time has come to celebrate this pivotal moment that will transform the way our community engages with its artistic and cultural heritage,” said Massillon Museum Executive Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon. “More of our treasured objects will be on view to illustrate Massillon’s unique stories and inspire and educate visitors of all ages. In addition, improved services for our patrons, and a permanent home in which to feature our football tradition and invite more tourism to downtown are key facets of the project.”
 
She continued, “Bob and Nancy Gessner’s leadership as campaign chairs has provided the vision to successfully launch this chapter in the Museum’s nearly 85-year history of serving the Massillon and Northeast Ohio community.  It is an exciting time; this Museum belongs to everyone, and we are creating a more accessible and vibrant cultural center for our community to enjoy.”
 
In about a year, the community can expect to enjoy additional gallery spaces, a new Paul E. Brown Museum, more classroom facilities, expanded Anderson’s in the City café and Museum shop spaces, and a flat-floor event space.
 
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio 172), in downtown Massillon. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.
 
 
Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director – 330-833-4061 x111
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator  –  330-844-1525