As of Friday, November 20, 2020, MVHS has closed TYLER HISTORY CENTER to the general public, due to rapidly rising cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Ohio and the Mahoning Valley. Our 2020 MVHS Holiday Season will still be safely celebrated through our ONLINE programming, shown below. Check back here for updates as we adapt to these changing conditions with public health safety. Thank you!

With this year’s cancellation of our Memories of Christmas Past exhibit, the MVHS staff has worked hard to create a holiday season filled with as much of the festive traditions as possible, while creating new experiences for the Mahoning Valley. We are excited that Premier Bank is supporting this initiative by becoming the title sponsor for all of the holiday programs & events.

Thank you to our 2020 holiday sponsors

All of our in-person and online holiday programming and events were made possible by the following sponsors. We are deeply grateful for their support! Click on each sponsor graphic to visit their website.


Boardman Printing

Farmers Trust Company

Youngstown Live

Scott & Bethann Zoldan

Alex Downie & Sons Co.


Elayne M.S. Bozick

CR Electric

Chris & Kim Urig

Enjoy our ONLINE holiday programs!

View holiday collection items and the stories behind them on our MVHS Facebook page.

Mondays & Wednesdays
November 9, 2020 through December 30, 2020

Enjoy Mahoning Valley memories on our BMA and MVHS Facebook pages & our MVHS YouTube channel.

Tuesdays & Saturdays
November 24, 2020 through January 2, 2020

Learn about glass-blown decor to the medicinal roots of celebratory cocktails in our monthly online video series on our MVHS YouTube channel.

November 19, 2020 through December 17, 2020

Discover various holidays and traditions in our MVHS web site blog series.

November 27, 2020 through January 1, 2020

Feel the magic of the North Pole with classic children’s stories and at-home activities from our MVHS web site.

November 22, 2020 through January 3, 2020

Even though the Tyler building is closed to the general public until further notice, we invite everyone to walk or drive by to see the wonderful images from downtown Youngstown’s holidays past. The windows are framed by the festive, hand-embellished borders by Megan Factor/Dash & Verve Design, to whom we also thank.

Tyler History Center
325 W. Federal St., Downtown Youngstown, OH

Enjoy our new online exhibit. We deeply thank Denise DeBartolo York and Huntington Bank for supporting MVHS during these challenging times.

Unfortunately, we cannot open this holiday shopping experience to the general public at this time. However, we want to give heartfelt thanks to Virginia Dineen for being a generous supporter of our MVHS seasonal displays over the years.

Additional thanks to the sponsors of our canceled Members Preview

Finally, we would also like to thank the companies and individuals who supported the special gift bags and parking for our special MVHS Member benefit event, despite its cancellation due to the pandemic.

We’re already dreaming of a healthy and festive 2021!

MVHS knows how much our community misses our annual Memories of Christmas Past exhibit. We truly hope to be back in 2021 with this beloved holiday tradition!