Bites & Bits of History


Join the Mahoning Valley Historical Society for the new Bites and Bits of History Lunch Program.  Bring your lunch to the beautiful Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center on the third Thursday of every month for a historical presentation. These free lunchtime discussions will cover a variety of topics and give you a chance to explore local history in a new way.

Third Thursday of every month at noon.

The daily parking lot on the west side of the building is available for $2.00.  Place money in the numbered slot which corresponds to your parking space in the white box on the Federal Street sidewalk. Do not park in the monthly lot on the east side. Street parking in marked spots is free.    Additional visitor information.

Bring your own lunch, or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits Lunch Special.  Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place your order.  Coffee, pop, and water are available for purchase at the History Center.


Winter 2017 Schedule: 


February 16: The Warner Brothers and Billy Evans: Contemporaries and Youngstown Success Stories

Vince Guerrieri, award-winning journalist and author

Youngstown in the early 1900s was a vibrant, growing city as thousands made their way to the Mahoning Valley drawn by industry. Among them were a family of Jewish immigrants from Poland, the Warners, and the Evans family, who moved from Chicago so the family patriarch could manage a Carnegie Steel mill. Billy Evans and the Warner brothers – contemporaries in the city whose paths crossed at the Rayen School and Idora Park – charted their own courses, rising to the tops of their respective fields: movies and sports.


March 16: Founding Mothers, Part 2

Traci Manning, MVHS Curator of Education

 From religious organizations to charitable groups, educators to business leaders, the history of the Mahoning Valley is full of remarkable women who defied the odds and left indelible marks on our daily lives. Learn about the women who helped to settle and shape the Mahoning Valley and encourage business growth, community development, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.