The Flea with Kirk & Seth is a “Stark County” version of the popular American Pickers. These guys are down to earth and refreshingly humble.

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and the Hartville Market Place have been in a partnership for the last couple of years. Through a recent visit to the Market Place I met with Kirk, and we sat down for lunch and got to know each other better, and began to play with different ideas of how we as Stark County businesses can better support each other. Kirk then took me on a tour of the Market Place to discuss different tangible ways to become effective business partners. During the tour we met up with Seth and the three of us enthusiastically talked about the fresh ideas we had envisioned.

One of the ideas Seth & Kirk offered to our museum was to have a representative appear on their popular podcast The Flea to speak on what we do to “show off” Stark County History, McKinley Presidential History and the various Science opportunities we have in both the Hoover Price Planetarium, and Discover World. After I was introduced to Titus the podcast’s producer it was evident these gentlemen have put together a creative and exciting way to communicate to their audience what Stark County businesses and people have to offer.

Thank you to Seth, Kirk, & Titus for allowing Hartville Market Place and McKinley Presidential Library & Museum to continue to collaborate.

The podcast these guys produce is well worth your time to take a listen.

More Later…

Mark G. Holland, Archivist