Bites & Bits of History Summer Schedule Announced

The free Bites and Bits of History lunchtime lecture program schedule is set through September.  This program is held at Noon, every third Thursday at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center.
Doors open at 11:30 am
$2 parking is available adjacent to the building, along with ample street parking nearby.
Bring your own lunch, or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits Lunch Special! Call Overture at 330-744-9900 for details or to place your order.

June 18 – Greystone through the Years
Lea Mollman, MVHS Museum Curator
See Olive Arms’ original drawings, several sets of early photographs, along with photos from 1960, and current images. Learn how Greystone has changed over the years. These items are rarely seen by the common visitor and offer a unique virtual tour of the Arts and Crafts home.

July 16 – The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial: A Centennial
Patricia Scarmuzzi, Curator of Collections, National McKinley Birthplace Museum
Discovery the origins of the building of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial. This was the first time a Memorial to a President was constructed for the use of the local community. The program will include a discussion of the planning, funding, and construction of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial in Niles.

August 20 – Phebe Sutliff
Melissa Karman, Museum Director, Sutliff Museum
The Sutliffs were a pioneer family in Trumbull County, coming from Massachusetts in 1804. Brothers Levi and Milton supported the Abolition movement and the Underground Railroad financially and politically. Levi’s daughter, Phebe T. Sutliff, a scholar and the first woman president of Rockford College in Illinois, was instrumental in the formation of many of many civic organizations in Warren. The Sutliff family’s place in local history is revealed in the Sutliff Museum, endowed by Phebe to the Warren Library Association, upon her death in 1955.

September 17 – James L. Wick, Jr.: A Community Leader During Times of Change
H. William Lawson, MVHS Executive Director
James L. Wick, Jr., was deeply involved in the business, civic and cultural lifeblood of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley throughout his adult life. He was an incorporator of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society in 1909, and served two terms as President, including when MVHS received the estate bequest in 1961 that became the Arms Family Museum. Learn about his leadership and vision for the community, and how he influenced our Historical Society during a critical period of its development.