Walk back in history at A Sew-Sew Historical Christmas at the Barnhisel House at 101 N. State St. in Girard. The Open Houses will include displays of quilts, organ music , refreshments and guided tours conducted by costumed docents. Open Houses are open to the public, Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm for small donation. More information is available at 330-883-3847, 330-545-6162 or online atat www.girardhistoricalsociety.org
The Butler Institute of American Art hosts its 44th-Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7. Show opens at 10 am both days and runs through 5 pm Saturday, and 4 pm Sunday. This juried show features visual artists and craftspeople showcasing their work. Information about the show is available at 330-743-1107.
YSU’s College of Creative Arts and Communication presents Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photographer, David Hume Kennerly on Friday, October 3, at 5:30 p.m. in an opening reception at the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus. Photos from Kennerly’s latest work, “On the iPhone” will be on exhibit.
The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor is hosting U.S. Steel Family Day on Saturday, October 4 from noon - 2:00 pm. This event is free to attend and will include Vintage steel industry video, a former employees reunion, hands-on activity for children. There are special Prices on museum admission.
Memories of Christmas Past, the annual holiday spectacular at the Arms Family Museum, is in its seventh year in the 1905 Arts & Crafts mansion of Olive and Wilford Arms, and the home of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. The seven period rooms of the Arms Family home are filled with rare, vintage decorations that include ornaments, lighting, trees, toys and trains. This display features many pieces from the Historical Society’s collection as well as items on loan from private collectors. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
The YSU Hispanic Heritage Month Committee presents Notable Latinos at the YSU Maag Library running through Wednesday, October 15. Notable Latinos is a display of items from the Maag Library collection featuring the important contributions of renowned Latino authors, poets, musicians, and painters. The exhibit is located on the main floor of Maag Library on the YSU campus. More information is available at 330-941-1717.
The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, on Wood St. in Youngstown announces the Second Annual Steel Company Reunions and Family Day events in late September and early October. This year's programs each will include; a hands on activity for children, a vintage steel industry video, a brief presentation on each of the steel companies, and a former steel company employees reunion. These events are free and open to the public. A reduced admission to the museum will be available for all attendees.
The YSU McDonough Museum of Art presents the Reunion II Alumni Invitational, which runs through November 7. The YSU Department of Art along with the McDonough have invited a selection of the most distinguished alumni, many of whom have achieved national and international, to participate in a group exhibition. More information about the exhibit and museum hours are available at 330-941-1400.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting a free Founders Day Open House at the Arms Family Museum on Sunday September 7th from 1-5 pm, in celebration of the Society’s 139th anniversary. The museum will be open for tours, the education staff will have indoor and outdoor games and activities for all ages and refreshments. More information is available at 330-743-2589 or online at www.mahoninghistory.org.
The John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents the Voices Of The Valley Share Your Story Booth running until July 26th. [Participants are invited to have 25-minute conversations in the style and spirit of Story Corps, and will receive a copy of their recording and a possible inclusion in a digital archive at Maag Library on the campus of Youngstown State University.] Reservations and more information about this event are available at (330) 941-1400.