Mahoning Valley Historical Society announces the eighth installment of its classic scavenger-hunt-meets-road-trip event that tests participants’ knowledge of local history and geography. The event will begin at 5:30pm on Friday, August 12, at the Tyler History Center in downtown Youngstown.
Teams receive a set of clues directing them to six different historic sites spread throughout the Mahoning Valley. One “lifeline” call will be available to each team during the race. Once all historic sites are discovered and photographed with a smartphone or digital camera, teams will proceed to the finish line at Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Avenue, near the YSU campus. The first team to correctly identify all of the sites with event staff wins the coveted Amazing History Race 8 trophy. A casual outdoor pizza party is planned for after the race for all participants.
To register for the Amazing History Race, or for additional information, please contact Linda Kostka at [email protected], or call her at 330-743-2589, ext. 125. The event costs $7 per person, $5 for seniors 60+ and students 5–13. Children under 5 years old are free.
The Amazing History Race is part of MVHS’s History-To-Go Series of fun and educational programs. This series will also include the Founders’ Day Open House at Arms Family Museum, from 12pm-4pm on Sunday, September 11, and the annual Oak Hill Cemetery Walking Tour on Saturday, October 22.