Programs and Events
June Food Drive
Month of June
The Art of Steel: New Art Exhibit
July - September 2022
Anniversary Lecture Series: OCCHA
Thursday September 22 | 6:00pm
Anniversary Lecture Series: Dr. Donna DeBlasio
Thursday November 10 | 6:00pm
Museum in a Suitcase
Guided tours: Life At Home | The Locker Room | Immigrants, Women, and Coal Mining
A tailored, interactive program lasting 45 minutes for people living with memory loss. This program provides opportunities for people to make connections between personal experiences, drawing from their long-term memory in this sensory program.
We are wheelchair accessible!
Cost: $50/program at your facility, $6/person (8 minimum) at the museum
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (330) 941-1314 to book
Anniversary Lecture Series: Dr. Tom Leary
Thursday June 23| 6:00pm
A Gem in the Rustbelt: The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
Thursday June 16 | 6:00 - 7:00pm
Museum Block Party
Saturday June 11 | 6:00 - 7:00pm
Applied History Project Presentations, Spring 2022
Friday May 6 | 3:00pm
LIVESTREAM HERE: bit.ly/3vB8ALR
Join us in celebrating the work of the YSU Applied History students and learn about their Spring 2022 projects. Projects include: Congregation Ohev Beth Sholom-Practicum Class, Congregation Ohev Beth Sholom-Masters Thesis (Hannah Klacik), Mackey Map 1899-2022-Special Topics Group Project, Mahoning Movement: A History & Advocacy of Transportation in the Valley (Jacob Harver), and YHCIL 30th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit (Brooke Bobovynik).
In addition to the project presentations, exhibits will be on display beginning April 28th in the MAAG Library Archives Exhibit Space (5th floor).
Anniversary Lecture Series: Bill Lawson
Thursday April 21| 6:00pm
Ohio History Day Region 4 Competition
Saturday April 2
Ohio History Day is an affiliate of National History Day (NHD), an exciting program that makes history come alive for students. Students learn history by doing history. Students conduct historical research that leads to imaginative exhibits, documentaries, original performances, websites and scholarly papers. NHD reinforces classroom teaching by rewarding students of all abilities for their scholarship, individual initiative and cooperative learning.
Click here for more information and registration.
Author Chat with Pat Farabaugh
Thursday March 24 | 6:00pm
Learn about Johnston, PA and its parallels to Youngstown as Pat Farabaugh joins us to talk about his new book, "Disastrous Floods and the Demise of Steel in Johnstown."
Johnstown is synonymous with floodwaters and steel. When the city was decimated by a flood of biblical proportions in 1889, it was considered one of the worst natural disasters in American history and gained global attention. Sadly, that deluge was only the first of three major floods to claim lives and wreak havoc in the region. The destruction in the wake of the St. Patrick’s Day flood in 1936 was the impetus for groundbreaking federal and local flood control measures. Multiple dam failures, including the Laurel Run Dam in July 1977, left a flooded Johnstown with a failing steel industry in ruins. Author Pat Farabaugh charts the harrowing history of Johnstown’s great floods and the effects on its economic lifeblood.
This event is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed on our Facebook.
Books will be available for purchase at the event or online.
History Across the Humanities
February 24-25 | Virtual and In-person formats
HATH is an annual conference organized by YSU students to promote interdisciplinary research at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students from all disciplines are invited to submit individual or panel proposals on any topic in the humanities and social sciences.
The conference will be held both virtually and at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor on YSU’s campus. Students and faculty of all levels of study, disciplines, and academic institutions are encouraged to attend the Conference.
For more information visit the HATH's website here.
History Happened Here Presents: Bill Lawson
Monday, January 31| 4:00pm
Bill Lawson is the Executive Director of Mahoning Valley Historical Society since 1991, and has worked for the Historical Society since 1987. Lawson is a past President, Trustee-at-Large, and Regional Representative of the Ohio Local History Alliance. He is the author of numerous articles and book reviews on history for local and professional periodicals, and is co-author of Mahoning Memories: A History of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Lawson holds BA and MA degrees in History from YSU.