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325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
330-743-2589 https://mahoninghistory.org/

Thursday, October 2018

Bites and Bits of History: Polish Heritage

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society's next Bites and Bits of History lunch program is Thursday, October 18, at Noon at the Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal Street in downtown Youngstown. Aundrea Cika Heschmeyer from Polish Youngstown will speak on the History & Heritage of the Polish community. Poles emigrated to the Mahoning Valley in the 1890’s to work in Brown-Bonnell (later Republic Steel) and the Union Iron and Steel. Since then, Poles have contributed to the culture and history…

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The IceScream Halloween Show – Good Humor Radio Players

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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What do a haunted house, a headless horseman and the Tyler History Center have in common? The IceScream Halloween Show, presented by The Good Humor Radio Players. The performances will be Tuesday and Wednesday, October 30 and 31 at 7:00pm at the Tyler History Center. Based in the Departments of Communication and Theatre & Dance at Youngstown State University, the project draws widely on talent from the Youngstown-Warren region. The Tyler History Center is the original home of the famed…

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The IceScream Halloween Show – Good Humor Radio Players

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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What do a haunted house, a headless horseman and the Tyler History Center have in common? The IceScream Halloween Show, presented by The Good Humor Radio Players. The performances will be Tuesday and Wednesday, October 30 and 31 at 7:00pm at the Tyler History Center. Based in the Departments of Communication and Theatre & Dance at Youngstown State University, the project draws widely on talent from the Youngstown-Warren region. The Tyler History Center is the original home of the famed…

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Sunday, November 2018

Over There: The Music of World War One

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Joseph N. Rubin’s Orchestra pays tribute to the music that won “The Great War” in Over There: The Music of World War One in commemoration of the centennial of the Armistice: November 11, 1918. This concert will transport audiences on a musical journey through popular music of the war years of 1914-1918 by some of the greatest American composers of all time including George M. Cohan, Jerome Kern, and Victor Herbert. Immortal songs “Over There,” “K-K-K Katy,” “Smiles,” “How Ya…

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Bites and Bits of History: Remembering The Old Mill Museum

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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What is now known as Lanterman’s Mill was once The Old Mill Museum. Eighty autumns ago, this unique facility opened its doors and for almost a half century, it was one of the best known and most highly visited places in Mill Creek Park. Join Ray Novotny as he chronicles the museum’s story. Bring your own lunch, or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits Lunch Special. Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place your order. Coffee, pop, and water…

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Saturday, December 2018

Christmas Marketplace

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting the third annual Christmas Marketplace on Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, December 2 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Tyler History Center. Vendors for this show include a combination of handmade artisan crafts and holiday treats. For more information, call the Historical Society at 330-743-2589.

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Christmas Marketplace

Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting the third annual Christmas Marketplace on Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, December 2 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Tyler History Center. Vendors for this show include a combination of handmade artisan crafts and holiday treats. For more information, call the Historical Society at 330-743-2589.

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Bites and Bits of History: Glimpses of the Holy Land

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Join Dr. Beelen as he speaks of his trip to the Holy Land, enhanced with additional research and information. Explore images and experience sounds used as calls to prayer. Bring your own lunch, or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits Lunch Special. Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place your order. Coffee, pop, and water are available for purchase at the History Center. The daily parking lot on the west side of the building is available for $2.50. Place money…

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Thursday, January 2019

Bites and Bits of History: Historic Homes of Liberty Township

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Explore the beautiful and historic homes of Liberty Township! Many of the region’s wealthiest and most influential residents called this area home. Liberty Township was also the location of many local industrialists’ country homes and served as a peaceful escape from the bustling action of Youngstown. Presented by Marcia Levy. Bring your own lunch, or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits Lunch Special. Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place your order. Coffee, pop, and water are available for…

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Thursday, February 2019

Bites and Bits of History: President McKinley

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Explore the story of President McKinley through a different lens. McKinley Memorial Museum Director Amber Farris will discuss the facets of the President's life that are less well known – from William McKinley's time in the Civil War to joining the Masons, as well as his personal life from childhood through assassination. Bring your own lunch, or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits Lunch Special. Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place your order. Coffee, pop, and water are…

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Storytelling in the African American Oral Tradition

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society in celebration of African American History Month is sponsoring “Storytelling in the African American Oral Tradition” on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00pm, at the Tyler History Center in downtown Youngstown.  This free event with Jocelyn and Robert Dabney, will explore African American history and culture through song, poetry, and spoken words. Jocelyn Dabney is a storyteller, actress, and retired high school librarian from Youngstown, Ohio.  Jocelyn performs with her husband, Robert who accompanies her with his…

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Tuesday, March 2019

Yes She Can: Women and the Steel Industry

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

In recognition of Women’s History Month, join a panel of speakers to explore women's relationships to industrial and mill work from a historic perspective. Panelists will discuss women’s roles from their initial support of male workers, to their lives as the spouses of mill workers, and finally as women working in the mills.  Presenting speakers include: Jacqueline Marino, Author and Associate Professor of Journalism at Kent State University; Eliese Colette Goldbach, noted author and former steel mill worker; Mary E. Triece,…

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Bites and Bits of History: The John Stark Edwards Family

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

From Jonathan Edwards to Eli Whitney and Aaron Burr, the Edwards were a fascinating bunch. Learn about John Stark Edwards and his wife, Louisa, his relatives, and their family in Connecticut. Presented by Meghan Reed, Director, Trumbull County Historical Society. Bring your own lunch, or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits Lunch Special. Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place your order. Coffee, pop, and water are available for purchase at the History Center. The daily parking lot on the west…

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Thursday, April 2019

Bites and Bits of History: Youngstown and the Titanic

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Youngstown boasted several passengers on the Titanic, with one famous death. Local Industrialist George Dennick Wick went down with the ship on April 15, 1912 while several of his family members survived. Learn about Youngstown’s connection to the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Presented by Traci Manning, MVHS Curator of Education. Bring your own lunch, or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits Lunch Special. Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place your order. Coffee, pop, and water are available for purchase at…

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Saturday, May 2019

Exploring Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is launching a brand new workshop series. Learn from the pros with these in-depth workshops as MVHS staff members discuss the tools and techniques they use in archival research and collections care. The first workshop, Exploring your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy is geared for the beginning genealogist, although experienced researchers will also find helpful information and tips. The workshop is Saturday, May 4 at 1:00pm at the Tyler History Center in Downtown Youngstown. It…

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Bites & Bits of History: An Afternoon with Rich Morgan

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Rich Morgan

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will welcome retired broadcaster Rich Morgan for a questions and memories session. From his days with the Money Movie to his time with WKBN’s First News This Morning, Rich Morgan has been a staple in many Valley homes. Bring your memories and questions! Bring your own lunch, or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits Lunch Special. Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place your order. Coffee, pop, and water are available for purchase at…

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Thursday, June 2019

Bites & Bits of History: The Mahoning Valley’s Automotive Industry

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Although the Valley was known for its steel production, it also played an important role in the auto industry, from pioneers like Packard to titans like General Motors. Join us as we explore this 100+ history. Presented by Vince Guerrieri, Local Author. Bring your own lunch, or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits Lunch Special. Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place your order. Coffee, pop, and water are available for purchase at the History Center. The daily parking…

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Got A Date With An Angel: Musical Memories of Idora Park

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Musical Memories of Idora Park

From the 1900s to the 1980s, summers in Youngstown, Ohio meant one thing, Idora Park. Step back in time to the heyday of the famous Idora Park Ballroom with Joseph Rubin and His Orchestra. Dance and listen to musical memories from the Great American Songbook: “In The Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Too Marvelous for Words,” and more with music by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Jerome Kern. For the first time in 80 years, this concert will feature the…

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Amazing History Race

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Amazing History Race

Part scavenger hunt, part road trip, the Amazing History Race is a fun summer evening event that tests your knowledge of local history. Individuals or teams will begin their vehicular adventure with a set of clues directing them to a number of different landmark sites spread throughout the Valley. If you're directionally (or historically) challenged, not to worry. They will have a “lifeline” available for those who are stumped along the way. Bring a smart phone or digital camera to…

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Wednesday, July 2019

Hands-On History Open Houses

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Join the Mahoning Valley Historical Society for afternoons of free family fun! The Historical Society will host Hands-On History Open Houses every Wednesday in July. Each week will feature a different local history theme. Hands-On activities include immersive programs, arts and crafts, games, toys, artifacts, dress-up clothing, and more! Held at the Tyler History Center July 3, 17 & 31; and the Arms Family Museum July 10 & 24.

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Hands-On History Open Houses

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Join the Mahoning Valley Historical Society for afternoons of free family fun! The Historical Society will host Hands-On History Open Houses every Wednesday in July. Each week will feature a different local history theme. Hands-On activities include immersive programs, arts and crafts, games, toys, artifacts, dress-up clothing, and more! Held at the Tyler History Center July 3, 17 & 31; and the Arms Family Museum July 10 & 24.

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Bites & Bits of History: The Coal War in the Mahoning Valley

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Coal War

The Coal War in the Mahoning Valley: The Origin of Greater Youngstown’s Italians will be presented by authors Joe Tucciarone and Ben Lariccia. The iron furnaces of Ohio's Mahoning Valley roared. Year after year, local Welsh coal diggers supplied ironworks in Youngstown and far beyond. But the good times ended in the closing weeks of 1872. The demand for iron slackened, and with it, coal orders fell. Responding to plunging coal prices, mine owners cut wages, but rank-and-file miners would…

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Hands-On History Open Houses

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 1:00pm

Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Join the Mahoning Valley Historical Society for afternoons of free family fun! The Historical Society will host Hands-On History Open Houses every Wednesday in July. Each week will feature a different local history theme. Hands-On activities include immersive programs, arts and crafts, games, toys, artifacts, dress-up clothing, and more! Held at the Tyler History Center July 3, 17 & 31; and the Arms Family Museum July 10 & 24.

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Saturday, August 2019

Preserving Your Heirlooms

Saturday, August 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Learn how to safely handle, store, and protect your family heirlooms from environmental irritants. They'll provide the tools for you to ensure that your treasured objects survive in great condition for future generations to enjoy. Presented by Jessica Trickett, MVHS Collections Manager. $15 MVHS members, $25 nonmembers. Advance registration is required by calling 330-743-2589 or emailing [email protected]

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Bites & Bits of History: The Scouting Movement – How It All Began

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Bites and Bits of History

Mahoning Valley Historical Society will present “The Scouting Movement: How It All Began” as the featured Bites and Bits of History Lunch Program at Noon on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Tyler History Center in Downtown Youngstown. The speakers are Fritz Coombs and Bill Moss. Coombs and Moss will portray the life of Robert Baden-Powell, the original founder of the Scouting Movement. The program will explore how he started both male and female scouting, how it came to the…

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Sunday, September 2019

Founders Day Mahoning River Walking Tour

Sunday, September 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Walking tour covers Downtown portion of the Mahoning River from Spring Commons to the Market Street bridge. $5 suggested donation. For more information, call the Mahoning Valley Historical Society at 330-743-2589.

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Art and the American Presidency – Bites and Bits of History

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Mahoning Valley Historical Society will present “Art and the American Presidency” as the featured Bites and Bits of History Lunch Program at noon on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Tyler History Center in Downtown Youngstown. The main speaker will be Dr. Lou Zona, Director of the Butler Institute of American Art. Dr. Zona will speak to the relationships many U.S. Presidents had with art and artists. In anticipation of the Butler’s centennial anniversary, MVHS will recognize this celebration and…

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Sunday, October 2019

Pierogi of the Valley Cook-off

Sunday, October 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Pierogi of the Valley Cookoff

The “Pierogi of the Valley 2019 Cookoff” will take place at Tyler History Center on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from noon to 4:00pm. This fundraising event will benefit Recipes of Youngstown Veterans Scholarship at the YSU Foundation as well as the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. Pierogi of the Valley 2019 Cookoff invites amateurs and professional cooks to enter this judged competition to determine the best pierogi in the Mahoning Valley. Participants may include individuals, churches, restaurants, etc. There will be…

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Bites & Bits of History: Historic Homes of the Northside

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Learn about the history of the homes in Youngstown’s North Side and the people who lived there. Presented by Marcia Levy, Local Historian. Bites and Bits of History Lunch Programs are offered every third Thursday of the month. The program is free and attendees may bring their own lunch. The Tyler History Center doors open at 11:30am. In addition to ample street parking nearby, an adjacent public lot on the west side of the building is available and costs $2.50.

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Monday, November 2019

Christmas in Many Lands – Culture & Cuisine Night

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Christmas in Many Lands

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society announces the next event in its Culture & Cuisine Nights series that celebrates the rich diversity of cultures within the community. “Christmas in Many Lands” will celebrate the upcoming holiday season by exploring various ethnic traditions. Dr. George W. Johnson will be the evening’s featured speaker, offering a screen presentation and display of objects from various cultural traditions, including many German customs. Johnson has been collecting antique Christmas decorations for over 30 years, and is…

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Bites & Bits of History: Volney Rogers and the Origins of Mill Creek Park

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Volney Rogers

This is the story of how the banks of a small tributary of the Mahoning River, already in danger from industrial development and threatened by quarry and timber interests, were turned into a scenic gem, and how one man with a vision made a lasting difference in the Mahoning Valley. Presented by Dr. Rich Shale, Local Historian and Author, Co-author of Historic Mill Creek Park. Bites and Bits of History Lunch Programs are offered every third Thursday of the month.…

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Thursday, December 2019

Bites & Bits of History: Victorian Christmas Traditions

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Victorian Christmas Traditions

Do you know the link between Queen Victoria and Christmas trees, or that the Civil War shaped our idea of Santa Claus? Learn how modern Christmas traditions are rooted in the 19th century with songs, images, and decor. Presented by Traci Manning, MVHS Curator of Education. Bites and Bits of History Lunch Programs are offered every third Thursday of the month. The program is free and attendees may bring their own lunch. The Tyler History Center doors open at 11:30am.…

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Thursday, February 2020

Selma: 55 Years Later

Thursday, February 6 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
Selma

“Selma: 55 Years Later” will be a special community event to review and commemorate many aspects of the American Civil Rights Movement. The evening presentation and discussions will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 6:00pm at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal Street in downtown Youngstown. Joanne Bland, co-founder and former director of the National Civil Rights Museum in Selma, AL, will be the main presenter. After Selma, a documentary film about the Civil Rights Marches from…

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Bites and Bits of History: What Brought Them Here – African American Migrations into the Mahoning Valley

Thursday, February 20 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
Mahoning Valley Historical Society

From the Underground Railroad, post-Civil War migration and the Great Migration, discover the factors which brought Blacks here and the impact their presence has made. Presented by Stacey Adger, local historian and genealogist. Bites and Bits of History Lunch Programs are offered every third Thursday of the month. The program is free and attendees may bring their own lunch. The Tyler History Center doors open at 11:30am. In addition to ample street parking nearby, an adjacent public lot on the…

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Thursday, March 2020

Bites and Bits of History: Crazy Quilts in the Mahoning Valley – CANCELED

Thursday, March 19 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States

This event has been canceled. Mahoning Valley Historical Society will present “Crazy Quilts in the Mahoning Valley” as the featured Bites and Bits of History Lunch Program at noon on Thursday, March 19, at Tyler History Center in Downtown Youngstown. The presenters will be Virginia Draa, Ed.D. and Jessica Trickett, MVHS Collections Manager. “This particular kind of quilts was not intended for functional use as bedding or means of keeping warm. These quilts were created to be displayed as works…

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