Stop by and visit the Tyler History Center

The People of the Mahoning Valley: Stories of Identity and innovation

Open Tuesday-Sunday
Noon to 4:00 p..m.

Ways to Support the Historical Society

Annual Fund

Consider a year end gift to the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. Your support provides programs and educational resources, and helps us preserve and protect the rich history of the Mahoning Valley for generations to come. Continue reading “Annual Fund”

The People of the Mahoning Valley: Stories of Identity & Innovation

Now Open at the Tyler History Center

Trace the history and development of the Valley from the early Native Americans and Pioneers, to the formation of townships and cities, to the rise and fall of the iron and steel industries, all through the stories of the people that called this Valley home.


The Mahoning Valley Historical Society operates two museum sites and two archival collections – stop by and explore an exhibit, research your heritage or enjoy a program.

Hours & Admission


Tyler History Center

The Tyler History Center features galleries for local history exhibits, a ballroom available for events, the Historical Society’s Archives Library, and the Anne Kilcawley Christman Educational Resource center. Continue reading “Tyler History Center”

Arms Family Museum

Greystone, a magnificent 1905 Arts & Crafts style residence, is preserved today as The Arms Family Museum. Visitors will enjoy original period rooms with original furnishings and exhibits that highlight the decorative arts. Continue reading “Arms Family Museum”

Media Archives

The Business & Media Archives is the legacy of Warren P. Williamson, Jr. a pioneer radio and television broadcaster who founded WKBN Broadcasting Corporation in 1926. The collection includes business records, marketing materials, broadcasting equipment, radio recordings and extensive television news film and videotape libraries. Continue reading “Media Archives”

Archives Library

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s archives contains tens of thousands of items in collections associated with local families, individuals, organizations, businesses, and industries located in or having connections to the Mahoning Valley.