Mahoning Valley Historical Society celebrates 140th birthday

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society celebrated their 140th birthday at the Tyler History Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
Broadcasting artifacts at Tyler History Center.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning Valley Historical Society celebrated its 140th birthday Saturday at the Tyler History Center in downtown Youngstown

The free event included activities for children, behind the scenes access to archived collections, a salute to local history, and of course, cake.

The center is in the middle of a fundraising campaign to raise $6.5 million to enhance and operate the facility.

“We are over $5.9 million towards that goal, so we are rounding a corner in the home stretch towards getting all of the funds we need to complete the projects here be fully operational,” said Bill Lawson, executive director of Mahoning Valley Historical Society.

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