Museum to feature the ‘Evolution of the Football Jersey’

Museum to feature the ‘Evolution of the Football Jersey’

Print from a glass plate negative by Stan Baltzly, identified as Wesbecker, c. 1909, Massillon Museum collection.


The Paul Brown Museum at the Massillon Museum will feature a new exhibition,“Evolution of the Football Jersey,” beginning Saturday, July 27 and continuing through Jan. 12.

Guests will learn how jerseys and uniforms have changed with the implementation of rules and safety equipment and see artifacts including uniforms, helmets and photographs.

“The football jersey is an intricate piece of sporting equipment that has drastically changed over the years to combine safety with comfort and durability. It’s really quite fascinating to see how it evolved from the start of the sport to today,” MassMu curator of football heritage Bailey Yoder said.

Visitors also can see the “125 Years of the Greatest High School Rivalry” exhibit in the Paul Brown Museum, “A Heritage of Harvest: The Industry of Agriculture in Western Stark County” in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery and “The Immel Circus.” A reception for the “Accessible Expressions Ohio” exhibition will be held in the Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery on July 27 from 2-4 p.m.

The MassMu receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.

The MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way E. in downtown Massillon. A visit is always free.

For more information call 330-833-4061 or visit

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