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.

Summer Schedule:

July 21 – The Peopling of the Mahoning Valley Revisited

George D. Beelen, Ph.D., YSU Professor Emeritus
Daniel O’Brien, Associate Editor, The Business Journal 

Dr. Beelen will present the video The Peopling of the Mahoning Valley which was produced 20 years ago for Youngstown’s bicentennial and Mahoning County’s sesquicentennial.  O’Brien will then provide an update on what’s been happening in the Mahoning Valley over the past generation.

August 18 – Form and Function: The Beauty of Glass
Jessica Trickett, MVHS Collections Manager
Vessels of glass have been used for everyday containers as well as beautiful works of art for at least 3,500 years. This presentation explores ancient and modern glass, glass making techniques, and examples of glassware as works of art. It features practical tips for cleaning and maintaining pieces of glassware.

September 15 – Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
Belinda Vavlas, MVHS Museum Assistant
Learn about Commodore Perry’s extraordinary naval career with a focus on his service during the War of 1812. Did you know that he has an indirect connection to the founding of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society?

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