bites and bits of history

Presented by the John & Loretta Hynes Foundation

Join the Mahoning Valley Historical Society for the 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 at Noon 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. 

July 19 – The Boxers of Youngstown, Ohio: Boxing Capital of the World
Craig Snyder, Former Professional Boxer
Learn about the history of boxing and its impact on local culture. Snyder’s new book is a compilation of exploits by professional boxers, detailing their lives from their humble origins to becoming legends, albeit often overlooked. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

August 16 – All About Chronicling America’s Foreign Language Newspapers
Jenni Salamon, Coordinator – Ohio Digital Newspaper Program
Did you know that you can full-text search through thousands of pages of foreign-language newspapers from Ohio (and beyond) on via Chronicling America, including Croatian, Hungarian and Slovak titles from Youngstown covering the mid-20th century? Learn how to use this free Library of Congress website, plus advanced search strategies, to find a variety of information covering local and family history to world events. A brief overview of Ohio’s foreign language press will also be provided.

The daily parking lot on the west side of the building is available for $2.50.  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.