2016 Conference Information

The 2016 Ohio Academy of History Spring conference will be held Fri. Apr. 1 and Sat. Apr. 2 at the Stark campus of Kent State University, in North Canton, Ohio. 6000 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton OH 44720. There will be concurrent sessions on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon.

Registration desk and conference sessions will be in the Main Hall. Directions and a campus map are available here: https://www.kent.edu/stark/directions-campus-map

Register for the conference here: http://www.ohioacademyofhistory.org/spring-conference-registration/

Arrangements have been made with three local hotels for discounted rates. All reservations must be made directly through the hotel (mention the OAH/Ohio Academy of History for the room rate. Make reservations by March 11, 2016 to guarantee the room rate.

  1. Best Western North Canton Inn & Suites 6889 Sunset Strip Ave NW North Canton OH 44720 (330) 497-8799; 25 standard rooms, $74.99
  2. Springhill Suites by Marriott 5770 Dressler Rd. NW North Canton OH 44720 (330) 433-0101; 25 suites, $99.99
  3. Staybridge Suites 3879 Everhard Rd. NW Canton OH 44709 (330) 966-6620; 25 suites, $99.9

Other local hotels include

  • Holiday Inn Canton 4520 Everhard Rd NW Canton OH 44718 (330)-494-2770
  • Red Roof Inn 5353 Inn Circle Court NW North Canton OH 44720 (330)-499-1970

Local attractions and points of historical interest:

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
    2121 George Hallas Dr. NW Canton OH 44708
    (330) 456-8207  www.profootballhof.com
  • The National First Ladies Library
    205 Market Ave S Canton OH 44702
    (330) 452-0876 #301  www.firstladies.org
  • William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum; McKinley Memorial
    800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW Canton OH 44708
    (330) 455-7043  www.mckinleymuseum.org
  • Spring Hill Historic Home (stop on the Underground Railroad)
    1401 Springhill Ln NW Massillon OH 44646
    (330) 833-6749   www.springhillhistorichome.org
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
    714 N. Portage Path Akron OH 44303
    (330) 866-5533   www.stanhywet.org
  • MAPS Air Museum
    2260 International Parkway North Canton OH 44720
    (330) 896-6332   www.mapsairmuseum.org
  • Hoover Historical Center
    1875 E. Maple St. North Canton OH 44720
    (330) 490-7435
  • Canton Palace Theater
    605 Market Ave N., Canton OH 44702
    (330)454-8172  www.cantonpalacetheatre.org
  • Canton Art Museum
    1001 Market Ave N., Canton OH 44702
    (330) 453-7666  www.cantonart.org
  • Akron Civic Theater
    182 S Main St. Akron OH 44308
    (330) 253-2488  www.akroncivic.com
  • Dr. Bob’s Home (co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous)
    855 Ardmore Ave Akron OH 44302
    (330) 864-1935   www.drbobshome.com
  • Akron Art Museum
    1 S. High St. Akron OH 44308
    (330) 376-9185  www.akronartmuseum.org

Attractions in Cleveland:

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
  • West Side Market
  • East 4th St.
  • Playhouse Sq. Theater District

In addition to a wealth of chain restaurants in the area (Olive Garden, Applebee’s, Outback, Red Lobster, etc.) there are some worthwhile independent local establishments as well:

  • Table 6  (modern American / small plates)
    6113 Whipple Ave NW North Canton OH 44720
    (330) 305-1666   www.91rg.net
  • 91 Wood Fired Oven  (modern American / Italian / pizza)
    5570 Fulton Dr. Canton OH 44718
    (330) 497-9111  www.91rg.net
  • Gervasi Winery & Italian Restaurant (Italian)
    1700 55th St. NE Canton OH 44721
    (330) 497-1000 www.gervasivineyard.com
  • Twisted Olive (Italian / new American)
    5430 Massillon Rd. North Canton OH 44720
    (330) 899-0550  www.thetwistedolive.com
  • Grinder’s Above & Beyond  (sandwiches)
    1671 N Main St North Canton OH 44720
    (330) 497-4800  www.grinders.net
  • Aladdin’s Eatery  (Middle Eastern)
    6698 Strip Ave NW North Canton OH 44720
    (330) 244-8855   www.aladdinseatery.com
  • Lucia’s  (Italian / steak)
    4769 Belpar St NW Canton OH 44718
    (330) 492-9933  www.luciassteakhouse.com
  • Bender’s Tavern  (seafood / steak)
    137 Court Ave SW, Canton OH 44702
    (330) 453-8424 www.bendersrestaurant.com
  • Canton Brewing Company  (brewpub)
    120 Third St NW Canton OH 44702
    (330) 409-0343 www.drinkcantonbeer.com

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