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. 

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.

February 21 – President McKinley
Amber Farris, Museum Director, McKinley Memorial Museum

Explore the story of President McKinley through a different lens. McKinley Memorial Museum Director Amber Farris will discuss the facets of the President’s life that are less well known – from William McKinley’s time in the Civil War to joining the Masons, as well as his personal life from childhood through assassination.


March 21 – The John Stark Edwards Family
Meghan Reed, Director, Trumbull County Historical Society

From Jonathan Edwards to Eli Whitney and Aaron Burr, the Edwards were a fascinating bunch.  Learn about John Stark Edwards and his wife, Louisa, his relatives, and their family in Connecticut.


April 18 – Youngstown and the Titanic
Traci Manning, MVHS Curator of Education

Youngstown boasted several passengers on the Titanic, with one famous death.  Local Industrialist George Dennick Wick went down with the ship on April 15, 1912 while several of his family members survived. Learn about Youngstown’s connection to the ill-fated RMS Titanic.