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December 2019

Bites & Bits of History: Victorian Christmas Traditions

December 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Free

Traci Manning, MVHS Curator of Education Do you know the link between Queen Victoria and Christmas trees, or that the Civil War shaped our idea of Santa Claus? Learn how modern Christmas traditions are rooted in the 19th century with songs, images, and decor. Bites and Bits of History Lunch Programs are offered every third Thursday of the month. The program is free and attendees may bring their own lunch. The Tyler History Center doors open at 11:30 A.M. In…

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First Night Youngstown at Arms Family Museum

December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502 United States
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Half Off Admission Prices with Wristband

Celebrate the last hours of 2019 with Memories of Christmas Past at Arms Family Museum!

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January 2020

Bites and Bits of History: Warren

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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Join authors Josh Nativio and Meghan Reed for a discussion and book signing of Warren. Learn about the history of one of the Mahoning River Valley’s oldest cities. Nativio and Reed will talk about how they choose photographs for the book and the process they went through to research local history!

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February 2020

Selma: 55 Years Later

February 6 @ 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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Bites & Bits of History: What Brought Them Here-African American Migrations into the Mahoning Valley

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States
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From the Underground Railroad, post-Civil War migration and the Great Migration, discover the factors which brought Blacks here and the impact their presence has made.

Bites and Bits of History Lunch Programs are offered every third Thursday of the month. The program is free and attendees may bring their own lunch. The Tyler History Center doors open at 11:30 A.M. In addition to ample street parking nearby, an adjacent public lot on the west side of the building is available and costs $2.50. The Tyler History Center is located at 325 W. Federal St.

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