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.

(updated 05/07/2020)

The Board of Directors of Mahoning Valley Historical Society and Executive Director, H. William Lawson 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.

MVHS will continue to extend our closings of ARMS FAMILY MUSEUM, BUSINESS & MEDIA ARCHIVES, TYLER HISTORY CENTER, and the ARCHIVES RESOURCE CENTER until further notice. Please revisit this page periodically to get the latest news regarding our future reopening policies.

As a reminder, 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 until further notice. Those include our onsite “Bites and Bits of History” lunchtime programs and our “Culture & Cuisine Nights” at other rental venues through May 31, 2020. In the meantime, take a look at our newest, online features like Did You Know? Home Projects, Time Capsules, and our latest Upcoming Events on this web site.

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.

Preserving history is our pledge to you. Your gift to MVHS is a worthwhile investment and truly appreciated.

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