This past Wednesday was the first Hands-On History Open House at The Arms Family Museum. The theme for the week was flags, here is some of what the participants learned: The American Flag Everyone knows that our nation’s flag is a symbol of liberty, pride, freedom, and patriotism that people all over the country … Continue reading »
The Youngstown Police Department got a new teaching tool in 1966: a film projector. From the WKBN Flashbacks series.
The Historic Preservation Committee of the MVHS Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Historic Preservation Awards. These awards honor those in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties who take an active role in preserving historic buildings, sites, and districts. Awards will be presented at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, … Continue reading »
In 1992 WKBN ran a series of flashback stories during the evening newscasts. The b-roll footage that ran on the screen behind the anchor’s voice over was saved in the Business & Media Archives. The sound however, was removed. These are some clips from the ribbon cutting on a new Struthers bridge in 1970.
In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, here are some previous award winners from the Valley. 2013 Award winners will be announced on May 22, 2013 and awards will be presented at the Historical Society’s annual meeting, June 18th 2013. Mill Creek Metroparks has been the recipient of three Historic Preservation Awards over the years, … Continue reading »
Since 2005 the Mahoning Valley Historical Society has honored twenty-nine projects and eight individuals for excellence in historic preservation. This month we will look back at some of the wonderful historic preservation projects in the Valley. 2005 Awards Program Stambaugh Auditorium Ceiling Restoration Project Community Revitilization Award Stambaugh Auditorium was built in 1926 and opened on December … Continue reading »
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is pleased to announce Dr. Allen C. Guelzo as the featured speaker kicking off educational programming at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 West Federal Street in downtown Youngstown. Was the Civil War the Second American Revolution? Saturday, May 4th at 7:00p.m. “We are honored to bring a nationally … Continue reading »
Historical Notes About Tod Post #29 GAR: According to the Roster for Tod Post No. 29 Department of Ohio, Grand Army of the Republic published in 1925 by Garrison Coale, Adjutant, and J. F. Johnston, Quartermaster of the post, Tod Post was organized in March 1880. The post took its name from Governor David Tod, … Continue reading »