Join the Mahoning Valley Historical Society as they celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a free open house at the Tyler History Center on Sunday, July 17 from 12-4pm. To celebrate, Good Humor is headed back to its Youngstown roots and bringing classic frozen treats to the party! Over 100 years ago, Good Humor made its mark in the ice cream truck revolution with the first ice cream on a stick, and then the very first ice cream truck. From their start in Ohio to their fleet of ice cream trucks across the country, Good Humor frozen treats are the perfect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day this year at Mahoning Valley Historical Society. MHVS will also be celebrating the centennial anniversary of Klondike brand products, which originated from the Youngstown-based Isaly’s, and Klondikes will also be available.
MVHS’s National Ice Cream Day Open House offers free admission to Tyler History Center.
Guests are welcome to explore the building that was once home to Burt’s, the retail and manufacturing landmark of local confectioner Harry Burt. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Burt’s Grand Confectionary at 325 West Federal Street in Youngstown, and new informational exhibit panels throughout the building tell its story. There will be plenty of hands-on fun with arts and crafts activities, ice cream making, and the chance to step into historic images through the magic of technology.
Guests also may enjoy the permanent exhibit in the Fok Gallery, and the new “Cultural Connections: German-Americans in the Mahoning Valley” exhibit in the Youngstown Foundation Community History Gallery. Guests may view the reading room in the Archives Resource Center, which contains many kinds of historical resource documents.
Complementing the Open House on that day will be MVHS’s next History-To-Go event:
“Harry Burt’s Youngstown, A Walking Tour.” This event will highlight what Youngstown was like in 1922 as Burt’s opened to the public. Those interested in joining the tour may sign up for tour times that start every half hour from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Visitors should expect each tour time to last 90 minutes. Full event details can be found on the MVHS website at https://mahoninghistory.org/history-to-go/.
Arms Family Museum and Stewart Media Archives Center will be closed to the public on Sunday, July 17, in coordination with the National Ice Cream Day celebration.