Mahoning Valley Historical Society announces the return of in-person attendance at its Bites and Bits of History lunchtime program at the Tyler History Center. “Ask a Historian” is the title of the free presentation at noon on Thursday, September 16, 2021. The program will give attendees a chance to ask questions about Mahoning Valley history to MVHS Executive Director, Bill Lawson, and other guest experts.
Bill Lawson has held his MVHS leadership role since 1991, and has worked for the Historical Society since 1987. MVHS operates Arms Family Museum, Tyler History Center, an Archives Resources Center, and the Stewart Media Archives Center.
Lawson is a past President, Trustee-At-Large and Regional Representative of the Ohio Local History Alliance. He is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Youngstown, and a Board member for Youngstown CityScape. He has been a guest lecturer for the History, American Studies, and Sociology Departments at Youngstown State University, has authored articles and book reviews on history for local and professional periodicals, and is a co-author of the book, Mahoning Memories: A History of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Lawson holds B.A. and M.A. Degrees in History from Y.S.U.
Sean Posey, local historian and author, and Rebecca Rogers, local preservationist of historic landscapes and architecture, are slated to join Bill Lawson as guest panelists to address comments and questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask these experts about people, places, and events throughout the Mahoning Valley’s history.
MVHS looks forward to welcoming the public back to Tyler History Center for this monthly program. Due to rising cases of the COVID-19 virus and its variants, masks are required to be worn by all staff and visitors when inside MVHS facilities.
Details will be shared on the MVHS website at https://mahoninghistory.org/events/.