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MVHS History To Go series features online, in-person events

The Historical Society won’t charge event fees but is seeking donations to help cover the extra costs for video production and planning.
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YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s History To Go summer and fall event series will be a combination of online and in-person offerings. 

MVHS’ annual walking tours will get a virtual twist, and its scavenger hunt/road race will include a combination of vehicle participation and texted clues. Its annual bus tour has been canceled. All event details can be found here.

Due to the necessary modifications made to this year’s schedule, MVHS will not be charging any event fees, according to a news release. However, the Historical Society is asking for online donations to help cover the extra costs for video production and planning. “Support This Event” buttons can be found on its History To Go web page

The four-part 2020 History To Go event series includes:

  • Upper Fifth Avenue Tour: Conducted in partnership with the Fifth Avenue Neighbors, this tour at noon Saturday (July 25) will cover upper Fifth Avenue from Tod Lane to Gypsy Lane, ending at the Henry Stambaugh Golf Course. The tour will be presented as an online video. Registration isn’t required. Click here to watch the video.
  • Amazing History Race 6: Mahoning Valley: Participants in this year’s race, from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 22, will stay in their cars as they start and finish at Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St. After all the historic sites are correctly submitted to the History To Go team, participants will return to the Tyler finish line, where the winner will be revealed and all will be invited to tailgate and enjoy their own food and drinks. Reservations must be made by calling Linda Kostka at 330-743-2589, ext. 125.
  • Founders Day: Good Humor Hour: A virtual tour at noon Sept. 10 will celebrate the centennial of the invention of the Good Humor Bar. Youngstown resident Harry Burt will be showcased at Tyler History Center, where Burt operated his iconic ice cream and candy-making operation. Other downtown sites associated with Burt also will be featured. The tour will be presented as an online video. Registration isn’t required. Click here to watch the video.
  • Oak Hill Cemetery Tour: MVHS’ most popular walking tour is still being planned. The format of the tour, scheduled for noon Oct. 24, may be virtual. Check here for updates.



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