Arms Family Museum
Greystone – a magnificent 1905 Arts & Crafts style mansion is preserved today as The Arms Family Museum.
The museum features the Arms Family’s love of handicraft, medieval architecture, and the natural environment. Artifacts displayed in changing galleries highlight the Historical Society’s collections of decorative arts, clothing, textiles and fine artwork.
The Story of My House
This essay was written by Olive F. A. Arms shortly after completing her residence at 648 Wick Avenue in Youngstown called Greystone.
“The great beauty of the English house is its effect of spacious and friendly comfort. Its honest use of materials, is for the purpose of durability; whenever possible its choice is for stone, and its color is supplied by natural unpainted materials, which time beautifies; it accepts every kind of interior decoration and furnishings; having no varandas [sic], open terraces are most inviting, with trees for protection and when not practical, there is the living room with its casement doors reaching to the floor.”
Rotating exhibits on the second floor of the Arms Family Museum focus on the Historical Society’s collection of decorative arts in the B.F. Wirt Gallery, the Jeanne Tyler Costume Gallery and the Arms Gallery.
family fun in the hands on History room
The Anne Kilcawley Christman Hands-On History Room
Located in the lower level of the Arms Family Museum this room allows visitors of all ages and learning styles the opportunity to interact on a more personal level with the history of the Mahoning Valley.