Museum


Wed-Fri  |  10:00am - 4:00pm


Sat     |  12:00 - 4:00pm


Please call or email ahead to schedule large group tours or programs.


(330) 941-1314

 YHCIL@ysu.edu


2024 Holiday Schedule

Easter Day Weekend: Closed Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30

Memorial Day Weekend: Closed Saturday, May 25

Labor Day Weekend: Closed Saturday, August 31

Veteran’s Day Weekend: Closed Saturday, November 9

Thanksgiving Week: Closed Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday November 27-28-29. We will be open Saturday, November 30.

Christmas Break: Closed Wednesday, December 25- Saturday, December 28 (and through Jan. 4, 2025)

Head to the visit page for admission pricing

Head to the rentals page for booking event space

Archives/Library

Wed-Fri  |  12:00pm - 4:00pm

1st and 3rd Sat  |  12:00pm - 4:00pm

Admission to the Archives/Library is free.

Head to the Archives page to learn more

The museum has a limited amount of free parking on-site. Additional parking is available on the street, metered parking, or for a fee from YSU.

Three scrap metal sculptures standing at over nine feet tall, in front of the museum building, sculpted by Sidney Rackoff
Sidney Rackoff (1919-2014) created these sculptures in the 1990s, titled "Coal Miner, Steel Worker, and Home from the War" are over nine feet tall, constructed of scrap metal and represent themes from Sidney Rackoff's life experiences.

Updates

Stay up-to-date with the latest at the museum:

Celebrate Black History- Visit the Steel Museum and view the 2024 Ohio Academy of History Public History Award winning “Discovering Black Youngstown”!


Dr. Donna M. DeBlasio, Professor Emerita of History along with her students developed an exhibit as a class project for History 6956, Museum Curation and Interpretation at Youngstown State University. The students conducted research, sought out graphics and objects, wrote the exhibit script, and installed the final product. The exhibit opened in February 2023 at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor (YHCIL), a site of the Ohio History Connection and operated by Youngstown State University’s History Program. It will remain up until May 2025.


"Absolutely amazing, breathtaking, and humbling. An absolute must see!"

"Amazing museum with multi-level exhibits. Offers a good history of the valley through many perspectives."

"A fabulous place to relive our steel, business, and Industrial historical past. There is no place that connects us to what put us on the map worldwide other than this location on the campus of our great and respected Youngstown State University!"

Partners & Funders

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor is proud to be a member of and/or supported by the following organizations: