Get your Hands-On Local History!

Visit the Tyler History Center for free afternoons of family fun!

By Leann Rich July 2, 2019

Join the Mahoning Valley Historical Society for the 8th summer of Hands-On-History Open Houses at the Tyler History Center every Wednesday in July!  Each week will feature a different local history theme. Hands-On activities include immersive programs, arts and crafts, games, toys, artifacts, dress-up clothing, and more!  Activities are from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The activities are FREE and you can take a museum tour for half price admission!

The Tyler History Center is located at 325 West Federal in downtown Youngstown. On street parking is free for two hours, additional parking is available in the daily lot on the west of the building for $2.50. Museum tours are half price during the open houses - adults $3.50, kids $2.50

July 3: Settling the Western Reserve

Learn about the Native Americans who called the Mahoning Valley home for thousands of years and discover the lives of the pioneers who settled in the Western Reserve.

July 10: Mahoning Valley Places

Explore the rich history of some of the Mahoning Valley’s most famous places, from Mill Creek Park and Greystone to Idora Park and the Butler.

July 17: Mahoning Valley People

Make ice cream like Harry Burt, fly with Mary Ann Campana, build masterpieces like P. Ross Berry, fight for justice like Harriet Taylor Upton, and so much more!

July 24: Mahoning Valley Progress

Learn about how life in the Mahoning Valley has changed over time and put your mark on the Valley’s future.

July 31: Celebrate Youngstown

Join us as we celebrate the food, heritage, people, and events that have made living in the Mahoning Valley so much fun!

For more details, call 330-743-2589 or email

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