Let it Snow!
The Massillon Museum’s vast photography collection includes images reminiscent of snowstorms and severe weather spanning the city’s past century. A number of those images may now be seen from the comfort of home, without braving the current cold.
One of the worst snowstorms in Massillon’s history occurred during Thanksgiving weekend in 1950, stranding holiday travelers and debilitating the city. Relentless snow continued, accumulating throughout that season. Photographs of Massillon during the 1950 storm may be seen on the Ohio Historical Society’s site, “Severe Weather in Ohio,”
The Museum’s permanent collection is also represented in the “Severe Weather in Ohio” online exhibition with local photographic postcards of the 1913 flood that inundated much of the Midwest. The Museum provided six Massillon snapshots displayed under the “July 4, 1969, Independence Day Flood” tab, as well.
Feb 4, 2011