Book A Cemetery Tour

Join Mahoning Valley Historical Society for Bites and Bits of History Lunchtime Programs, regularly held on the third Thursday of every month. These lectures are free to the public. Bring your lunch and join us to learn about many interesting topics involving the Mahoning Valley. You can also check out our previous virtual programs below, or email Traci should you have additional questions.

Fall 2023

October 19, 2023-“Ursuline sisters of Youngstown-150 years of Gospel Service”-Sister Mary McCormick, General Supervisor of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown
Learn about the Ursuline Sisters, their history and legacy of 150 years of dedicated community and gospel service.


November 16, 2023-“Honoring the Whole Human Story: Indigenous Land Acknowledgement in the Mahoning Valley”-Bill Lawson, Mahoning Valley Historical Society Executive Director
The Mahoning Valley has more than 13,000 years of human history. Learn about Land Acknowledgments and discover both the pre-historic and historic Peoples who called this area home with a focus on those during the 17th and 18th centuries.


December 21, 2023-“Why in the World is that on a Christmas Tree?”-George Johnson, Christmas Historian
Discover the symbolism and traditions of classic Christmas ornaments.