There’s JOY through the House!

Celebrating its tenth year, Memories of Christmas Past at the Arms Family Museum of Local History takes your breath away from the moment you walk in the door. Set against the historic backdrop of the original 1905 Arms’ family home, this one-of-a-kind winter wonderland rivals the best of the professional holiday displays as seen in New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta.

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

 

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

Opening Saturday, November 4th 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.

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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 Tyler History Center galleries will be closed beginning Sunday, October 1st for exhibit construction.  A public grand opening will be held on Saturday, November 4. The Archives Library will remain open, and programs and events will be held as scheduled.

The first floor of The Arms Family Museum will be closed to visitors beginning on Tuesday, October 3 in preparation for Memories of Christmas Past. The second floor galleries will remain open (with half price admission) through Sunday, November 12. The entire museum will be closed beginning Monday, November 13.  Memories of Christmas Past opens on Saturday, November 18.

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.