Arms Family Museum rolls back the clock

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The doors are open once again at the Arms Family Museum in Youngstown.

In spite of repairs that are still being made to the main dining room, the museum is open and celebrating a milestone this weekend. It’s the 50th anniversary of the museum, and to mark the event, the admission fee has been rolled back to 1964 prices, which is when the museum opened.

Adults will pay 50 cents, children under 18 pay 25 cents and seniors and military members are free.

Work is still being done on the main dining room after a water leak this winter damaged the entire area, but folks will get an update on the restoration process and an education on what it takes to restore the room to its original grandeur.

“You can learn a lot, see a lot, get reintroduced to the museum,” said Mahoning Valley Historical Society President Bill Lawson. “It is open on all three floors. We still have some damage that we are dealing with now, the largest being the dining room which will requre a pretty extensive restoration.”

Lawson said restoration should be complete by Labor Day. The museum will be open Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.



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