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

September 16 @ 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 @ 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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