Paul Brown Museum Exhibition:  Tiger Legacy: The Story Continues

Tiger Legacy: The Story Continues in the Paul Brown Museum within the Massillon Museum features 68 photographs of Massillon Tiger players, traditions, and special moments from the 2021 football season.


The Tiger Legacy project began in collaboration with photographers Gary Harwood and David Foster in 2011 as an artistic and cultural narrative documenting the 2011 and 2012 Washington High School football seasons and the community’s embrace and celebration of this tradition. A second phase, which dove deeper into community relationships, culminated in the exhibit Tiger Legacy II and a full-color, award-winning book.

Now, ten years after the first Tiger Legacy exhibition, the project combines unexhibited and unpublished images from the original projects, and new photographs depicting the enduring legacy of the Tiger football tradition.

Harwood is a member of the Teach Arts Roster for the Ohio Arts Council, he taught visual storytelling at Kent State University, and he is the co-author of Tiger Legacy: Stories of Massillon Football and author of Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant CommunityTiger Legacy was selected as one of the ten best photography books for the summer of 2016 by American Photo Magazine.


Located in the 2018 wing of the Massillon Museum, the Paul Brown Museum features regularly rotating exhibitions. The Paul Brown/Massillon Tiger Football History Timeline is always on display. It spotlights Paul Brown’s fedora, his Hall of Fame gold jacket, and a chronology of his career. The paralleling Massillon Tiger timeline spotlights the 1940 Massillon-McKinley game ball signed by the entire Tiger team and the milestones of Massillon’s high school and professional squads.


What:  Tiger Legacy: The Story Continues Exhibition
When:  Regular Museum hours through July 10, 2022
Where:  Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East, Massillon