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

An Ordinary Hero: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

An Ordinary Hero: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

The Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past in collaboration with the Youngstown City Schools and the Mahoning Valley Historical Society present: An Ordinary Hero Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and film maker Loki Mulholland. Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:00 p.m. Tyler History Center Free From the website: Experience the award-winning film … Continue reading

New Title Now Available: Classic Restaurants of Youngstown

New Title Now Available: Classic Restaurants of Youngstown

Classic Restaurants of Youngstown, by local authors Thomas Welsh and Gordon F. Morgan is now available in the Arms Family Museum gift shop! The MVHS Archives provided historical images as well as access to menus, advertisements, and other materials related to the local restaurant industry. “This project would not have been possible without the full cooperation … Continue reading