The Archives is Moving!

The Archives is Moving!

MVHS Archives Closing to the Public For Move to History Center The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Archival Library will be closed to the public as of Monday, July 28, 2014 in preparation to move the collection to the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center in downtown Youngstown.  The projected date for the MVHS Archives to reopen at … Continue reading

Dining on the Town

Dining on the Town

The Historical Society welcomes local author and historian Thomas Welsh for a free presentation: “Dining on the Town” Tuesday, May 20 7:00 p.m. Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 West Federal Street

Wick Avenue Walking Tour

Wick Avenue Walking Tour

  Wick Avenue Walking Tour Saturday, May 10th 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   The Youngstown State University Center for Applied History, in partnership with the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, will conduct free walking tours of historic Wick Avenue, on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Tours will leave the parking … Continue reading

The History of Idora Park (1899—1984)

The History of Idora Park (1899—1984)

The History of Idora Park (1899—1984) by Rick Shale In the mid-1890s  streetcar companies across America looked for ways to increase ridership in the evenings and on the weekends when the regular commuter traffic slacked off.  Their solution was to tap into the thirst for popular amusements that had swept America following the 1893 World’s … Continue reading