Summer Programs

Hands on History Open Houses

MVHS is hosting free afternoons of family fun! Join education staff on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for hands-on activities, games, crafts, dress-up clothing and more!


Tyler History Center
325 West Federal Street, Downtown Youngstown
Wednesdays June 20, July 18 & August 8

The Arms Family Museum
648 Wick Avenue, Youngstown
Wednesdays June 27, July 25, August 15

My Town Your Town Youngstown Summer Day Camp

Explore more than 10,000 years of history as we discover the people and events that helped to shape the Mahoning Valley. Participants will explore aspects of Youngstown history, from the first inhabitants through the pioneer settlement, the rise and fall of iron and steel industries, and the emergence of Youngstown as a cultural and business center. Field trips to area landmarks, immersive activities, and a focus on Youngstown yesterday, today and tomorrow highlight the week.

Monday-Friday, July 9th-13th
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
Ages 8-11
$90 for MVHS Members – $115 Nonmembers
Full scholarships available!

2018 MYYTY Registration Form

2018 MTYTY Scholarship Application

Young Historians Summer Day Camp

Are you looking for a more in depth study of history? This five day camp dives deeper into local history as participants work like true historians. Participants will explore the MVHS Archives collections to dig into the fascinating people, places and legacies that surround us each day. Participants will work closely together to research the history, and create presentations to tell their stories to the public through videos, blog posts or small exhibits.

Monday-Friday July 30th-August 3rd
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages 12-15
$90 MVHS members – $115 Nonmembers
Full Scholarships available

2018 YH Registration Form

2018 YH Scholarship Application