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Hoover Historical Center, North Canton

#61 of 78 in Historic Sites in Ohio
Historic Site Specialty Museum
Hoover Historical Center is located on Walsh University's north campus inside Hoover Park, original Hoover family farmland. The story of the Hoover legacy, a name known around the globe, is preserved and shared here. Tours begin in primitive 1840s building where docents brief visitors on family history and original business of tanning. The evolution of cleaning devices is displayed here with inter-actives for visitors - manual sweepers from the mid-late 1800s and early 1900s. Hoover history continues in the family's Victorian home with the first 1908 Hoover vacuum through the 2008 Hoover 100th Anniversary line. Elegance abound with Victorian d├ęcor, furnishings and ladies' fashions which complement the history. War memorabilia, Hoover songs, ads, plant histories and more!
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  • This was the best time I have spent visiting a museum in a long time. I stopped later in the afternoon on a Saturday and received a memorable tour by the two tour guides teaching that day. The well or...  more »
  • Fascinating collection of vacuum cleaner and family memorabilia that captures the design creativity that goes into common household products.  more »
  • Even if you don't know anything about North Canton, chances are you've owned a sweeper -- or more specifically, a Hoover! This little gem of a museum is both fun and interesting. A "must do" for anyon...  more »

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