140th Anniversary Celebration

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Members, Board Members and staff are excited to mark MVHS’ 140th year – and plan to celebrate all year long! Festivities start with a big birthday party and a week of events that highlight MVHS’ vast and wonderful collections, sites, and programs. Following that, new special events will be held every month along with recurring favorites like Bites and Bits of History, monthly lectures and programs, and special events like Cookie Table and Cocktails. A new feature is a monthly open house that highlights the Arms Family Museum and Tyler History Center on alternate months. These open house events will include activities like behind-the-scenes tours, gallery talks, special programs, and other exclusive tidbits.  A few new events are planned, too: Dine with the Director and Cocktails with the Curator.  These events will feature unique access to the collection with the aid of our Director and Collections Manager.


140th Events are sponsored by:

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Here is a listing of the week-long celebration events:
Saturday, September 12 

140th Birthday Party!
Tyler History Center
12:00-4:00 pm
Behind the scenes tours, hands-on activities, cake, and a salute to local history!


Tuesday, September 15 
Founder’s Day Dinner
5:30-8:00 pm
Arms Family Museum
The annual dinner is kicked-up a notch with a fun Media Olympics as the new location for the Business and Media Archives of the Mahoning Valley opens!  Cost is $30 for MVHS members and $35 for guests.  Call 330-743-2589 to RSVP.


Thursday, September 17 
Bites and Bits of History: James L. Wick, Jr.
Noon, Tyler History Center
Join Bill Lawson as he presents James L. Wick, Jr., former MVHS President, one of the community’s most influential figures of the 20th century.


Saturday, September 19 
Arms Family Museum Open House
12:00-4:00 pm
Visit the new location of the Business and Media Archives, enjoy entertainment from County Mayo, games and activities on the lawn, and free food and drinks.  Plan to “tailgate” with MVHS before the 4:00 p.m. YSU football game.


Monthly Open Houses – BOGO Admission
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for special programs and activities during open hours at the designated location.

October 17 – Tyler History Center
November 21 – Arms Family Museum
December 19 – Arms Family Museum
January 16 – Tyler History Center
February 20 – Arms Family Museum
March 19 – Tyler History Center
April 16 – Arms Family Museum
May21 – Tyler History Center
June 18 – Arms Family Museum
July 16 – Tyler History Center
August 20 – Arms Family Museum