Celebrating the History of the Mahoning Valley Since 1875

Arms Family Museum and Tyler History Center will be temporarily closed until further notice due to public health restrictions regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

H. William Lawson, Executive Director and the Board of Directors of Mahoning Valley Historical Society have no higher priority than the safety of those who are engaged with our organization and its facilities, including visitors, staff, guides, and volunteers. Employing common sense measures, alertness, and preparation are integral to our operations. In addition to taking extra cleaning precautions during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, MVHS is constantly monitoring updates from governmental, academic, and medical authorities to guide our programming and operations. Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health have issued a stay-at-home order for all non-essential workers in the state for the period of Monday, March 23, at 11:59 p.m., through Monday, April 6, at 11:59 p.m. MVHS will now extend our closings of ARMS FAMILY MUSEUM, BUSINESS & MEDIA ARCHIVES, TYLER HISTORY CENTER, and the ARCHIVES RESOURCE CENTER until further notice.

MVHS has cancelled all programs scheduled at Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, OH and Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH from March 14, 2020 until further notice. Those include our “Bites and Bits of History” lunchtime programs and our “Culture & Cuisine Nights” during March and April 2020.

If you have any questions about our public health policies, facility security, or event scheduling, please email Dave Ragan, Communications Manager at or call 330-743-2589, ext. 122 for information or assistance.

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Tyler History Center

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Exhibits at Arms Family Museum and Tyler History Center showcase the Historical Society’s diverse collection and celebrate the people and history of the Mahoning Valley.

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