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Arms Family Museum in Youngstown to reopen Friday

Half-price admission fees now apply to both the Tyler History Center and Arms Family Museum.
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Arms Family Museum (photo courtesy of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society)

YOUNGSTOWN — The Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., is set to reopen Friday, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society announced.

This is the second phase of the MVHS’ Open With Care plan for visitors to return to the historical society’s facilities.

“We have gained the experience and perspective with our plan since reopening our downtown Tyler site for a few weeks,” Jessica Trickett, MVHS collections manager, said in a news release. “This has further allowed us to refine our admission procedures with the reopening of the Wick Avenue site.”

Masks are required for all staff and visitors, except those who have medical conditions that exempt them. If a visitor does not have a mask when they arrive, MVHS will provide one. Social distancing of 6 feet will be monitored for all visitors from different households. Anyone demonstrating symptoms of the coronavirus will be asked to return at another time. 

MVHS will continue its limited public visitation from noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Details for the Arms Family Museum and the Business & Media Archives: 

  • Arms Family Museum (guided tours on first and second floors; gift shop; handicap-accessible restroom; full elevator and staircase access): Visitors do not need to preregister but are encouraged to call 330-743-2589, where they can speak to a staff member to confirm availability for tours. MVHS is still required to limit occupancy throughout the museum, so calling ahead is recommended. If walk-up visitors cannot be accommodated when they arrive, they will be asked to delay the start of their tour or be invited to return at another time.
  • The Business & Media Archives, as well as the MVHS administrative offices, located behind Arms Family Museum, will reopen by appointment only Friday. Anyone interested in setting up a visit can call Connie Jones at 330-743-2589, ext. 105.

Tyler History Center also will begin accepting walk-up visitors without preregistration. MVHS recommends that visitors call 330-743-2589 the day of the visit to ensure available entry into the building. 

Admission prices are $3.50 for adults; $3 for seniors (60 and older) and college students with an ID; $2.50 for children 3 to 18; and free for children under 3, MVHS members, veterans and active military members.

For questions about MVHS public health policies, facility security or event scheduling, contact Dave Ragan, communications manager, at