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February 2020

Selma: 55 Years Later

February 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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"After Selma," a documentary film about the Civil Rights Marches from Selma to Montgomery, Bloody Sunday, voting rights history, and voter repression. Speakers and community discussion to follow.

Joanne Bland, co-founder and former director of the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, AL, will be the main presenter.

For more information, call Traci Manning at 330-743-2589, ext. 121 or email at

"Selma: 55 Years Later" is presented by Sojourn to the Past, Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee, and Mahoning Valley Historical Society. This special event is also made possible through partnership with the following organizations: Baptist Pastors Council; Community Mobilization Coalition; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae Chapter; Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance; League of Women Voters; Links, Inc. Youngstown Chapter; Mahoning Valley Association of Churches; Nonviolence Week Committee; Unitarian Universalist Church; Youngstown Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; and Youngstown Warren Black Caucus.

Admission is FREE.

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Eighth Annual Cookie Table and Cocktails

February 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica Social Hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505 United States
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Mahoning Valley Historical Society announces our eighth annual Cookie Table & Cocktails fundraising event for Leap Day, Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Supporting its exhibits and programming at Tyler History Center, this is the largest fundraiser of the year for MVHS. The catered event is styled to recreate a traditional Youngstown wedding reception and features a cookie baking competition for both amateurs and professionals, judged by a select panel of community figures. Stan Boney, longtime local TV journalist, will be the event emcee once again this year.

The cookie baking competition is now open for registration. Please contact Cookie Contest Coordinator, Traci Manning, at 330-743-2589 or for a registration form. The cookie categories are as follows: Best Cocktail Inspired Cookie, Best Use of a Unique Ingredient, Best Traditional Cookie, and Best Decorated Cookie. Cookies will be judged on overall impression, consistency, and flavor. Each cookie baker will receive one complimentary event ticket and special recognition at the event. Bakers who do not wish to compete in judged categories are also invited to participate in this event.

A cash bar will be available and feature signature cocktails, in addition to other mixed drinks, wine, and beer. Penguin City Brewing Company will be providing a new twist by producing a limited edition beer, based on one of the winning cookies from the 2019 event competition. A preview of this special brew will be held at a separate product launch event to be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Boxcar Lounge, adjacent to the B&O Station Banquet Hall in downtown Youngstown.

After the buffet dinner by Fusillo Catering, an ample dance floor will be opened up with musical entertainment provided by Grammy-winning Del Sinchak Orchestra. MVHS will also offer a 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, and silent auction. This event’s Co-Title Sponsors are Stifel and The Waypoint Group at Morgan Stanley. Our Wedding Reception Level Sponsors are Rulli Bros. and WKBN 27 First News.

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March 2020

CANCELLED–The Pivotal Right: A History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

March 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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OUR MARCH 24, 2020 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH PRECAUTIONS REGARDING COVID-19. We hope to reschedule this program at a future date. “The Pivotal Right: A History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement” will be a special program to review and commemorate the centennial year of women’s right to vote. The evening presentation by Mahoning Valley Historical Society will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at Tyler History Center in Downtown Youngstown. “Attendees…

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February 2021

Ninth Annual Cookie Table and Cocktails at Home

February 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mahoning Valley Historical Society will have its ninth annual Cookie Table and Cocktails at Home fundraising event ONLINE in 2021. A weeklong basket raffle and silent auction will precede a celebration video program on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. This website will be the main source for all event details, where and how to access the online basket raffle and silent auction, as well as, how to make a financial gift to MVHS. You’ll also find links to the concluding video program on our YouTube…

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February 2023

Cookie Table & Cocktails

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Mary’s Assumption Social Center, 356 S. Belle Vista Ave.
Youngstown, Ohio 44509

Cookies, cocktails, food, and fun are back! The can’t miss event of the season, Cookie Table and Cocktails, sells out well in advance. The cookie table is a regional and cultural phenomenon that continues to be embraced in our Mahoning Valley. This signature fundraising event was created to pay tribute to this beloved custom and provide crucial support to MVHS. More Details >

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