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There are a variety of ways to get involved in preserving Mahoning Valley History.


Where else can you discover your family’s heritage, research a Mahoning Valley business, or take a peek at a WKBN news story from 1962?

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s archives collections are a vast resource of this community’s history.

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.

Important Information:
The Arms Family Museum will be closed on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 due to the Wick Avenue construction project. Regular operation will resume on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

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.