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September 2021

IN-PERSON – Bites and Bits of History
Ask a Historian

September 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States

We're back in person at our Tyler History Center's Thomas Ballroom for the third Bites and Bits of History lunchtime program of the Summer Series. Plan on bringing your own lunch on Thursday, September 16 at Noon. We can't wait to see all of you again! Bill Lawson, MVHS Executive Director, and other guests will be our presenters. Do you have a burning question for a local historian? Maybe you have always wondered about a local landmark or perhaps where…

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October 2021

History-To-Go | Oak Hill Cemetery Tour

October 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Oak Hill Cemetery, 344 Oak Hill Ave.
Youngstown, Ohio 44502

All tours are now SOLD OUT! 344 Oak Hill Ave. Youngstown, Ohio 44502 Tours begin at 11:00am and run every 20 minutes. The last tour group will go out at 2:40pm. Participants may expect each tour to last approximately 1 1/2 hours. NOTE: The Youngstown Marathon will be running on Sunday, October 24 as well. Road closures and traffic patterns will be affected along Mahoning Avenue nearby to Oak Hill Cemetery. Tour guests should allow for a little extra time to arrive…

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February 2022

Bites and Bits of HistoryHidden History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States

With local author and historian Sean Posey Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley share a rich but often overlooked past. During the late 1910s, the ever-present smoke blanketing the area could not hide the fires from the burning business district of East Youngstown or the city streets deserted from Spanish influenza. Over twenty years later, the Mahoning Valley lived under another dark cloud, the Great Depression, but in changing times for the valley and the country, the men and women of…

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March 2022

Bites and Bits of History
Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States

A Legacy of Dignity, Strength, and Caring, 1966 – 2018 with Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor Site Manager, Dr. Marcelle Wilson This talk will chronicle the history of the YGDNA, the first nurses’ union in Ohio and the second in the country from its inception over a wage dispute in 1966 to the hospital’s closing just four years ago.  The nurses’ union served as a voice for the registered nurses at the Youngstown Hospital Association, eventually extending to…

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April 2022

Bites and Bits of History
100 Years at 325

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States

With MVHS Curator of Education, Traci Manning April 1922 marked the opening of Harry Burt’s landmark Youngstown location at 325 West Federal Street.  This expansion offered his confectionary business the needed space to become an anchor building downtown with unprecedented growth.  The building itself featured a long list of innovative and unique settings for retail, casual and fine dining, and manufacturing.

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