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North Canton, Ohio: Vacuum Cleaner Museum

Located in the home of 'Boss' Hoover, a display of early hand-operated cleaners, the first Hoover vacuum, and Hoover appliances through history.

Hoover Historical Center

1875 E Maple St. NW, North Canton, OH
Hoover Historical Center. I-77 exit 111. East on Portage St. to Main St., then south, then east on Maple St. for about a mile. Across the street from Walsh University.
Mar-Oct Th-Sa tours 1, 2, 3, 4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free, donations accepted.
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Vacuum Cleaner Museum

Wasn't open when I visited (Friday 3pm) but looked promising. Check to see if a docent will be there if driving a long distance to see.

[Clark W, 10/22/2021]

Vacuum cleaners.

Vacuum Cleaner Museum

It is a small museum that was educational and informative about Hoover vacuum cleaners. The tour guide that we had was very knowledgeable -- and amusing -- when talking about the history of the vacuum cleaner. In short, it was a stop that made our day a little more enjoyable.

[Thom H, 04/27/2019]

We visited this place in 1985, back when it was probably the only vacuum cleaner museum in the U.S. Now there are others.

The Skinner.

Vacuum Cleaner Museum

North Canton is the home of the Hoover Company, the manufacturer of Hoover vacuum cleaners. The museum is located just east of town in the original home of 'Boss' Hoover, the founder of the company. The house itself in on the National Register of Historical Places. Behind the house is the tannery, which was the business that the Hoovers were in before vacuum cleaners. The main house has on display early manually operated cleaning devices as well as the first Hoover cleaner and Hoover appliances through history. Also on display are items that the company made during WWII. It is free and open to the public six days a week in the afternoon (1-5pm). I worked there for five years as a security guard. You would be surprised how many people stop by to look at vacuum cleaners.

[Brian Wood, 07/25/1998]

Haven't been back in a long time. Here is our shot of the "Skinner," the first portable cleaning device.

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