The McKinley Christmas will take place in downtown Niles,on Saturday, December 5 afternoon from noon to 4:00 pm. There is free admission to all of the sites, free parking, and a free trolley to shuttle visitors between the sites. The historic Ward Thomas House will be offering tours, President McKinley will be greeting visitors at the McKinley Memorial and the McKinley Family will be greeting visitors at the McKinley House.
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the 45th Annual American Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale , Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6. 100 craft vendors will be offering original pottery, jewelry, fine art, holiday decor and more. More at ButlerArt.com
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents its Annual Family Open House on Sunday, November 22nd from noon to 3:00 pm. Enjoy a free afterooon of fun with kids's hands-on activities. Even take a 'selfie' with Santa and the Elves. More at Butler Art.com
M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place in downtown Youngstown will host a YSU collaborative event - a glamorous 1920s themed Halloween Masquerade on Friday, October 30th from 8:00 pm - midnight. The party recalls 1923, the year the historic Erie Terminal was built. 1920s themed costumes encouraged but not required. Music by the swingin' jazz band Dr. Zoot from Pittsburgh! Costume contest at Midnight!
The Butler Institute of American Art on Wick Avenue in Youngstown presents new exhibition of Glo-Pods by a California artist. These luminous sculptures that will dazzle children and adults alike are on view through December 31. Open every day, but Monday, admission and parking are free. More information about this and other Butler exhibitions and events is available at butler art dot com
GOTTA HAVE IT! is a retrospective exhibition at the YSU McDonough Museum of Art, on display from September 18 – November 6. Over 100 pieces on view will be auctioned off and the proceeds benefit the John J McDonough Trust. Auction items can also be found at mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu and on Facebook. The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 11am-4pm.
The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents the exhibit Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine through Friday, October 9, at various locations around Youngstown. This banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine incorporates several 15th and 16th century thinkers and how their work is represented in the Harry Potter books. Location information at melnick.ysu.edu.
The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents a lecture by John Granger entitled "Literary Alchemy: The Secret Magic-Formula of Harry Potter and Today’s Best Selling Books," on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 pm, at Room 132 of YSU's Debartolo Hall. This event is FREE and open the public. [There is also a banner exhibit "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Medicine, and Magic" from the National Library of Medicine. It will be set up in the lobby of Debartolo Hall on the day of the lecture.]
The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the exhibit Block & Sully: A Photographic Archive, running September 9 through December 27 at the Butler. Jesse Block and Eva Sully were an American husband and wife vaudeville team who were actively performing from 1926 to 1948. Documented by professional photographers throughout their career, this exhibition represents a look at the working couple in an entertainment industry that was evolving from vaudeville to movies, radio, and eventually television.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host a free birthday party celebration on Saturday, September 12th from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 West Federal Street in downtown Youngstown. The event will include kids activities, behind the scenes access to the archives collections, a salute to local history, and like all good birthday parties...cake! More information can be found at mahoninghistory.org.