In 2018 I purchased a Clyde Beatty Circus poster online and patiently waited for its delivery to my home in Bainbridge, Ohio; Clyde Beatty’s hometown.  What started as a few pieces here and there turned quickly into an obsession of sorts.  Knowing one of the world’s greatest circus entertainers grew up at the end of my block was exciting, and collecting Beatty memorabilia even more so.  My dining room collection soon overflowed and spilled into a downtown store front as the Clyde Beatty Exhibit.  In 2021 a rare opportunity to provide a home for a mammoth circus model from Massilon Ohio’s Tom Persell opened yet another door.  The Clyde Beatty Exhibit moved to an even larger storefront and became Circus Ohio, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The museum now houses the Clyde Beatty Exhibit, Tom Persell’s Circus Model, a modest circus library, film screening area, and gift shop.  A collection of memorabilia and displays of other Ohio circus companies, performers, owners, and suppliers is now part of our growing collection.