Visit


The Mahoning Valley Historical Society operates two museum sites and two archival collections – stop by and explore an exhibit, research your heritage or enjoy a program.

Important Information:
The Tyler History Center galleries will be closed beginning Sunday, October 1st for exhibit construction.  A public grand opening will be held on Saturday, November 4. The Archives Library will remain open, and programs and events will be held as scheduled.

The first floor of The Arms Family Museum will be closed to visitors beginning on Tuesday, October 3 in preparation for Memories of Christmas Past. The second floor galleries will remain open (with half price admission) through Sunday, November 12. The entire museum will be closed beginning Monday, November 13.  Memories of Christmas Past opens on Saturday, November 18.

Media Archives


The Business & Media Archives is the legacy of Warren P. Williamson, Jr. a pioneer radio and television broadcaster who founded WKBN Broadcasting Corporation in 1926. The collection includes business records, marketing materials, broadcasting equipment, radio recordings and extensive television news film and videotape libraries. Continue reading “Media Archives”

Archives Library


The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s archives contains tens of thousands of items in collections associated with local families, individuals, organizations, businesses, and industries located in or having connections to the Mahoning Valley.