Arms Family Museum

Greystone, a magnificent 1905 Arts & Crafts style residence, is preserved today as The Arms Family Museum. Visitors will enjoy original period rooms with original furnishings and exhibits that highlight the decorative arts.The home of Olive A. and Wilford P. Arms, the museum features the Arms’ love of handicraft, medieval architecture and design, and the natural environment. Artifacts displayed and interpreted in changing galleries highlight the collections of the Historical Society, particularly in the decorative arts, clothing and textiles, and fine artwork.


Rotating exhibits on the second floor of the Arms Family Museum focus on the Historical Society’s collection of decorative arts in the B.F. Wirt Gallery, the Jeanne Tyler Costume Gallery and the Arms Gallery.

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The Story of My House

The following essay was written by Olive F. A. Arms shortly after completing her residence at 648 Wick Avenue in Youngstown called Greystone. Miss Arms presented the essay to the members of the Friday Literary Club of Youngstown. The essay was transcribed in 1993.

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