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June 2021

ONLINE – Bites and Bits of History
Baseball in the Mahoning Valley

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE

Continuing in an ONLINE video format, our third Bites and Bits of History lunchtime program for the Spring Series will debut on Thursday, June 17 at Noon, on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgeT3wHxokg. The history of the national pastime is intertwined in the Mahoning Valley, from players like Jimmy McAleer to George Shuba to non-playing contributors like Billy Evans and Harry Stevens. Although never home to a major league team, the Valley was home to a variety of minor league…

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July 2021

ONLINE – Bites and Bits of History
Youngstalia: Italian Foodways in the Mahoning Valley

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE
Youngstalia: Italian Foodways in the Mahoning Valley

Continuing in an ONLINE video format, we begin our Summer Series of the Bites and Bits of History program by debuting Thursday, July 15 at Noon, on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/xsHJXjJlMNQ. Discover the history of local Italian food, culture, and tradition as we head straight to the source in Italy. Virtually, of course! Anthony Dion Mitzel, PhD will be our main presenter. He is an adjunct Professor of Linguistics, Language, and Culture at the University of Bologna, Italy and…

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August 2021

ONLINE – Bites and Bits of History
Youngstown as a Gretna Green

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE

Continuing in an ONLINE video format, our next Bites and Bits of History program for the Summer Series will debut on Thursday, August 19 at Noon, on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/hepAUvh11hw. Learn about why Youngstown was a destination for eloping couples from Pennsylvania in the early 1900s and how a whole little cottage industry sprung up around these hasty marriages! Roslyn Torella, local author, will be our main presenter.

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Amazing History Race 7: Mahoning Valley

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
Amazing History Race 7: Mahoning Valley

This scavenger-hunt-meets-road-trip tests your knowledge of local history and geography. Teams will receive a set of clues directing them to six different historic sites spread throughout the Mahoning Valley. One “lifeline” call will be available to each team during the race. Once all historic sites are discovered and photographed with a smartphone or digital camera, teams will proceed to the finish line at ARMS FAMILY MUSEUM (648 Wick Avenue.) The first team to correctly identify all of the sites with…

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September 2021

Founders Day
Milestones Walking Tour

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
Founders Day - Milestones Walking Tour

This walking tour celebrates the 175th anniversary of Mahoning County, the 146th anniversary of the founding of Mahoning Valley Historical Society, and the 100th anniversary of “the Home of Good Humor” at the building that now houses Tyler History Center. Various landmarks and sites will be featured to tell the stories around these significant historical milestones. Tour start times are every half hour from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Attendees should wear comfortable footwear and expect each tour to last approximately 1-1…

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