11155 SR 212 N.E.
Bolivar, OH 44612
Phone: (330) 874-3435
Fax: (330) 874-2412
Arts & Museums
A glimpse of beautiful, exquisite carvings is what you can expect at Warther Museum. Managed by the Warther family, the museum is a dedication to Ernest "Mooney" Warther, who earned the reputation of 'World’s Master Carver' in the 1920s. Exhibits include Mooney's carvings on ivory, wood as well as steam locomotives. He did not only design, but also created canes and replicas of famous monuments. A tour of the museum also includes a visit to the gardens and the Button House, featuring Mooney's wife, Frieda's button collection.
The James Akey Farm is a historical farm that dates back to the 1820s era. This farmstead is now transformed into the Stark Wilderness Center Pioneer Farm and it also incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places.
The First Ladies National Historic Site is a highlight in the Canton cityscape. The Ida Saxton McKinley Historic Home preserves and conserves the house of the First Lady. The Education and Research Center is another immensely significant highlight. Here, the first floor features a large exhibition hall, a theater, and a miniature library room that depicts some of the most iconic artifacts of First Lady Abigail Fillmore. The second story constitutes the National First Ladies’ Library. Several other rooms in the building comprise of conference spaces, storage as well as office spaces. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 31, 2001.
Floyd Little, Larry Csonka, Barry Sanders, Thurman Thomas are few of the greatest football legends to have their portraits exhibited at the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in Canton. America is known to be a big fans of football, thus, it is of no surprise that the Pro Football Hall Of Fame exists in Canton; where fans of the game can come and admire their respective heroes and learn a thing or two about their lives. The museum hosts various sports-related events and workshops. Besides, there are well-equipped spaces within the hall that can accommodate wide-range of corporate, social and private events. Thus, if you are a football fanatic and you are visiting Canton, do head for the Pro Football Hall Of Fame and have a great time. For further details do visit their website.
David Warther Carvings is an attraction you can't miss! With over 80 incredibly detailed carvings of ships, you'll be in awe of skillfully crafted miniature crafts made out of ivory or wood. These creations are modeled from ships throughout the ages, from Egyptian boats that were used 4,000 years ago to modern ships. Take a tour and learn about carving techniques as well as the history of each craft the carving was based on.
German Culture Museum explores the culture and history of Walnut Creek and the surrounding local communities. Learn about the original Amish and Mennonite settlers who brought traditions and goods from the Old Country, Germany. The museum's displays have artifacts from when the area was settled, including a school room, a replica cabin, and antique clothing.
The town of Dennison was one of the important fuel stops for the railroad in the 1800s. The main reason for this was that the town was located 100 miles from Columbus, OH and Pittsburgh, PA, exactly the distance a steam engine could travel before it had to stop for coal. The Dennison depot was built in 1873, at the peak of the town’s rail boom. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and, today, is a museum that tells visitors and locals alike about the railroad’s glorious past. There is also a restaurant at the depot, so if you get hungry while getting acquainted with the rich history, head here and complete the experience. See the website for more information.
Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center is the perfect gateway into understanding the Amish and Mennonite communities. This museum explores Amish and Mennonite cultures in an interesting and informative way. The highlight here is the impressive 265 feet (81 meters) round mural that showcases their history. After enjoying the displays make sure you stop by the gift shop to check out the handmade items for sell created by the local Amish and Mennonite communities.