NEA Big Read

Massillon Museum


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121 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH 44646

Tel: 330/833-4061
Fax: 330/833-2925
http://www.massillonmuseum.org

True Grit by Charles Portis

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True Grit
Charles Portis

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Events

MassMu History Discussion Group: Favorite TV Westerns

Free / Public / No reservations; Coffee and sweets available for a donation. Who were your favorite television cowboys? Bring stories and memorabilia to share.

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: True Grit

"Westward Ho!: 'True Grit' Themes in Costumes and Artifacts" Exhibit

Academy Award Nominee Mary Zophres’ costumes from the Coen Brothers’ 2010 Paramount Pictures film "True Grit," along with Western American Indian artifacts from the Museum's collection, will be on view through May 14, 2017. Exhibit opening Saturday, March 11, from 3:00-5:00pm. The Massillon Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm and Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm; the Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays.(New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas).

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 – Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

Active Transportation Engagement

Ride your bike to any Massillon Big Read event, such as the Kickoff, Keynote Address, or a book discussion, and enter a raffle to win a prize. This incentive is a collaboration between the Massillon Museum NEA Big Read, Live Well Stark County, Creating Healthy Communities, Your Move Ohio, Stark Parks, and Ernie's Bike Shop to provide incentives for active transportation to the Big Read events.

Event Location: Massillon NEA Big Read events, 121 Lincoln Way E. (and other Massillon locations), Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 – Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

"Wild (Mid)West" Exhibit

Located in the lower level of the Massillon Museum, this exhibit will be a picture timeline of nineteenth-century downtown Massillon. Exhibit opening Saturday, March 11, from 3:00-5:00pm. On view through summer 2017. The Massillon Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm and Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm; the Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. (New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas).

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 – Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Book: True Grit

NEA Big Read Kickoff and Book Giveaway

Meet the NEA Big Read Partners and pick up a free copy of "True Grit." Activities for all ages: Get your picture taken with a Nickajack Farms' horse, and create Western-themed crafts with Museum staff. Enjoy live music. Massillon Public Library will assist with digital book guides. Western costumes encouraged.

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: True Grit

Book Discussion

Enjoy a discussion of “True Grit”! Beverages, soups, sandwiches and more will be available for purchase.

Event Location: Karma Cafe, 4339 Dressler Rd NW, Canton, OH 44718

Date: Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

A Taste of the Wild West: Book Discussion and Food Tasting

Discuss "True Grit" while sampling some traditional cowboy and western dishes. Registration required for this free event. Call 330-832-9831 ext. 312.

Event Location: Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: True Grit

“Revenge: Vengeance Through Art” Exhibit

The Walsh University Library will display prints of classical through contemporary artwork that focuses on the themes of revenge and vengeance, whether the art depicts an act of revenge or the art itself is an act of revenge. The display will include an interactive component. Exhibit closes April 13 at 2pm.

Event Location: Walsh University Br. Edmond Drouin Library, Farrell Hall, 2020 East Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720

Date: Fri, Mar 17, 2017 – Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Book: True Grit

“True Grit” Film Festival

Watch the original 1969 film “True Grit” starring John Wayne at 11 a.m., followed by the 2010 version with Jeff Bridges at 1:00 p.m. Rated PG-13. Free Refreshments!

Event Location: Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 3:15pm

Book: True Grit

Western-Inspired Candle Workshop with Dawn Groves

Celebrate the book "True Grit" with the scents of the West. Learn to make candles with aromas like coffee and campfire smoke. Adults and grades 9 and up. $23 ($20 MassMu member). Call 330-833-4061 to register by March 12.

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: True Grit

Wild West Terrariums (1-day Workshop with Manda’s Plant Farm)

Take the Wild West home with you. Make a desert terrarium of succulents to enjoy year-round. Adults and Grades 9 and up. $30 ($27 MassMu Member). Call 330-833-4061 to register by March 18.

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: True Grit

Book Discussion

Enjoy a discussion of “True Grit”! Beverages, soups, sandwiches and more will be available for purchase.

Event Location: Blue Heron Café, 125 Lake Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44647

Date: Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: True Grit

"A Bone to Pick: Cowboys and Cowgirls getting even -- Justice or Vengeance?": A Discussion and Viewing of the Moral Messages in Classic Film Portrayals

A lecture by Walsh University provost Dr. Larry Bove on the novel "True Grit" which looks at the question "Is revenge cowboy justice?"

Event Location: Walsh University, Barrette Business and Community Center, Conference Room C, 2020 East Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720

Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: True Grit

"Roughing It with Mark Twain: True Grit and the True West”

Join Massillon Museum for the Brown Bag Lecture Series! Mark Dawidziak—author, actor, Plain Dealer TV critic, KSU professor—will present "Roughing It with Mark Twain: True Grit and the True West." Complimentary cookie and coffee. Free / Public / No reservations (seats fill early).

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: True Grit

Tracks and Trails

Learn how to read the signs left by wild animals – from tracks to browse to scat! Then, go out on the trail to learn about the animals of the forest and to discover what they have been doing.

Event Location: The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot, OH 44689

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: True Grit

Do the Mu: Handmade Books with Gary Spangler

Celebrate the NEA Big Read by creating handmade books. Use as a notepad, journal, or the beginning of your own novel! No registration required; free for all ages.

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 1, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: True Grit

First Monday Book Discussion

The Book Group, First Monday Book Club, will discuss “True Grit” by Charles Portis.

Event Location: North Canton Public Library, 185 North Main St., North Canton, OH 44720

Date: Mon, Apr 3, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: True Grit

“True Grit” and the Music and Poetry of the Old West

This is a discussion of the old west as portrayed by "True Grit." Cowboy poetry and Western song lyrics will be the major tools used to demonstrate the world seen in "True Grit."

Event Location: Kozmo’s Grille, 37 First St. SW, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Mon, Apr 3, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

Keynote Address Pre-Reception

Stop by the Massillon Museum to see the "Westward Ho!: 'True Grit' Themes in Costumes and Artifacts" exhibit with Academy Award Nominee Mary Zophres' costumes from the Coen Brothers' 2010 Paramount Pictures film "True Grit"; then head over to the Lincoln Theatre for the Keynote Address.

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Thu, Apr 6, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Book: True Grit

Keynote Address and Q&A: Costume Historian Bobi Garland

Costume historian Bobi Garland believes that how we dress is a powerful language that communicates who we are as individuals and as a people. Her unique point of view drew Academy Award winning costume designers to consult with her at the world famous Western Costume Company’s treasured Costume Archive and Research Library. Come hear Garland discuss her work with costume designer Mary Zophres on the 2010 “True Grit” film project.

Event Location: Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Thu, Apr 6, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: True Grit

Wild West Whistles and Wheels

At this free open house for the whole family, view the Massillon Railroad Club's model trains, create a western-themed craft, sample some cowboy chow, and listen to our storyteller.

Event Location: Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 8, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: True Grit

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

A leisurely tour to learn what Massillon was like in the late 1800s, when the NEA Big Read Book, "True Grit," was set. The tour will feature buildings, businesses, transportation, historic events, and the people who were prominent during that time period. The walk, $7 a person, will be cancelled in inclement weather; no reservations are required.

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sun, Apr 9, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: True Grit

From Book to Big Screen – "True Grit" (2010)

Bring a lunch to watch the 2010 version of “True Grit” on April 10, then join us the following Monday (April 17) to discuss the book and movie adaption.

Event Location: Perry Sippo Branch Library, 5710 12th St. NW , Canton, OH 44718

Date: Mon, Apr 10, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Date: Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Book: True Grit

True Grit: A Literary Analysis

We will take a look at the novel "True Grit" with an eye toward discovering what "true grit" really is as shown in the work.

Event Location: Kozmo’s Grille, 37 First St. SW, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Mon, Apr 10, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

Book Discussion

Event Location: Kent State University at Stark, Conference Room #1 in Main Hall, 6000 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720

Date: Thu, Apr 13, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

Nickajack Farms Horse Fun Day

Join us for an afternoon of riding, games, trivia, crafts, learning and more! Ages 5 and up. $40 per person. To register, visit www.nickajackfarms.com/funday or call 330-323-9714.

Event Location: Nickajack Farms, 2773 Manchester Ave. NW, North Lawrence, OH 44666

Date: Sat, Apr 15, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: True Grit

Washington High School One-Act Plays

Directed by Sr. Level students of the WHS Drama Program, the world premier performance of the One-Act plays are professionally written interpretations based on the themes of the book "True Grit." Poems will be presented by Massillon Public Library poetry contest winners.

Event Location: Washington High School, 1 Paul Brown Dr. SE, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: True Grit

The Essence of Revenge: Exploration through Art

Come explore the significance of revenge, a key component in the novel, “True Grit,” through art exploration with Pam Neff.

Event Location: North Canton Public Library, 185 North Main St, North Canton, OH 44720

Date: Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: True Grit

Fundamentals of Reading Braille with Erin Byrne

This class connects the Big Read promotion of literacy with the Massillon Museum's exhibit, "Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception." The class—sponsored by the Philomatheon Society of the Blind—is free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Open to all. Call 330-833-4061 to register by April 16.

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Date: Sat, Apr 29, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Date: Sat, May 6, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Date: Sat, May 13, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: True Grit

NEA Big Read Campfire

In the spirit of “True Grit,” Stark Parks will host a campfire where you can step back in time and enjoy snacks and traditional music around the fire! This event will be located by the firepit behind the nature center of Quail Hollow Park. Bring a chair with you to the event. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors. Register by April 23 at https://reservations.starkparks.com/programs/.

Event Location: Quail Hollow Park, 13480 Congress Lake Ave, Hartville, OH 44632

Date: Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: True Grit

Self-Publishing Workshop with JoAnn Shade

Do you ever dream of holding your own book in your hands? Author JoAnn Shade will walk you through the process of creating your own book through internet-based print-on-demand opportunities. This instructional session will review self-publishing options, manuscript preparation, cover design, uploading to self-publishing websites, and the development of a simple marketing plan. Ages 18 and up. $18 ($15 MassMu Member). Call 330-833-4061 to register by April 18.

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Book: True Grit

"Katharine Hepburn: On Leaning Against a Great Tree"

Join Massillon Museum for the Brown Bag Lecture Series! Jean Druesedow, Director of the Kent State University Museum, will present "Katharine Hepburn: On Leaning Against a Great Tree." Complimentary cookie and coffee. Free / Public / No reservations (seats fill early).

Event Location: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: True Grit

Poetry Read-In

Read or recite your favorite poem, or just sit back and listen to other members of the public as well as some cowboy poetry. Free refreshments.

Event Location: Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: True Grit

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