1875 founders circle
Leave a legacy that will make a difference forever.
On September 10, 1875, in conjunction with the second pioneer “Re-Union of Old Citizens,” individuals who were associated with the area’s early settlers could purchase a membership subscription in the newly formed Mahoning Valley Historical Society.
Approximately 400 citizens signed up, including names like Arms, Parmelee, Borts, Strouss, Stambaugh, McKelvey, Rayen and Pollock. Temporary Chairman William Powers, who appointed a committee to prepare a constitution, became the Society’s first president. Among some of the other officers were Henry Tod, Walter Beecher, Reuben McMillan, Hugh Wick and A.J. Packard.
The 1875 Founders Circle recognizes the concerned individuals who have made provisions in their estate plans so that the mission of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society will continue to be fulfilled, as envisioned by its founding members. The generosity and foresight of 1875 Founders Circle members will ensure future generations can become inspired by local history.