Homeschool Programs

Mahoning Valley Memories

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is pleased to continue our History With Homeschoolers program for homeschool students and families in the Youngstown area. Lessons are suited to students 8-14 years old.

Each month we will explore a different aspect of local history – from the earliest people, the settlement of the Western Reserve, the emergence of the steel industry, the influx of immigrants, and the future of local industry.

The sessions will take place on the second Wednesday of every month, October 2016 through May 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All sessions will be held at the Tyler History Center.  Cost is $5 per student, per session.

2016-2017 Schedule

October 12, 2016 – The Earliest Inhabitants: Native Americans
Learn about the history of the first people to live in and travel through the Mahoning Valley.

November 9, 2016 – Moving Westward: Settling the Western Reserve
Learn about the people who turned this forest land into the cities and towns that we live in today. Their struggles are set against a national backdrop of westward expansion.

December 14, 2016 – 19th Century Industry and Expansion
Learn about the region’s early industrial history – coal, railroads, iron – and how it shaped economic growth, impacted daily lives, and set the foundation for future expansion.

January 11, 2017 – David Tod and the Civil War 
Learn about David Tod, the Ohio Governor from Youngstown, and the impact of the Civil War on the local community.

February 8, 2017 – Steel Valley 
Learn about the economic and industrial growth of the late 19th century and the emergence of the steel industry.

March 8, 2017 – Immigration, Influence, and Industry  
Learn about the thousands of immigrants who came to the Valley to work and live, their struggles and success, and how their legacy still shapes our lives.

April 12, 2017 – Black Monday and the Fall of the Steel Industry
Learn about the fall of the steel industry in the late 20th century and how the community changed with thousands of jobs lost.

May 10, 2017 – Youngstown Today and Tomorrow
Learn about recent changes in Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, new industry and initiatives, and what the future has in store for the community.

2016 – 2017 Schedule

Registration Form

All sessions will be held at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center
325 West Federal Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
$2 parking available in the adjacent lot



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