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Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor

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HOURS

ADMISSION

LOCATION

GENERAL
INFORMATION

SITE EDUCATION PROGRAMS


GROUP TOURS

Youngstown "Everybody breathing dirt, eating dirt---they call it "pay dirt," for Youngstown clean would be Youngstown out of work..."

--Frank Bohn, 1915


The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor provides a dramatic overview of the impact of the iron and steel industry on Youngstown and other Mahoning Valley communities. The museum's permanent exhibit, By the Sweat of Their Brow: Forging the Steel Valley, explores labor, immigration and urban history, using videos, artifacts, photographs, and reconstructed scenes.

Objects on display range from workers' tools and clothing to "last heats," the last batches of steel produced at each of the mills before they closed. Hundreds of photographs, some more than 30 feet long, are used throughout the museum. Videos examine topics such as housing, recreation, and urban history. Life-size scenes---including a mill's locker room, part of a company-built house, and a blooming mill, where steel ingots were shaped for further processing---help visitors understand steelmaking and the lives of steelworkers.

In addition to the permanent exhibit, the Center offers educational programs and a library and archives. Part of the Ohio Network of American History Research Centers, the Archives/Library serves as a repository for local government records, as well as manuscripts collected from workers, companies and labor organizations.

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HOURS

MUSEUM HOURS:

MONDAY

CLOSED .

TUESDAY

CLOSED

WEDNESDAY

9 - 5 .

THURSDAY

9 - 5

FRIDAY

9 - 5 .

SATURDAY

9 - 5

SUNDAY

12 - 5 .

HOLIDAYS

12 - 5 Closed holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day , & Labor Day

Groups by Appointment

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ARCHIVES / LIBRARY HOURS

MONDAY

CLOSED

TUESDAY

9 - 5*

WEDNESDAY

9 - 5

THURSDAY

9 - 5

FRIDAY

9 - 5

SATURDAY

9 - 5

SUNDAY

CLOSED

HOLIDAYS

CLOSED
*Beginning the week of February 4, 2002 the Archives/Library will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

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ADMISSION

MUSEUM

OHS MEMBERS

FREE

ADULTS

$5.00

CHILDREN 6 - 12

$1.25

CHILDREN 5 & under

FREE

SENIOR CITIZENS / AAA

$4.50

SCHOOL GROUPS

$ .75 / person


ARCHIVES/LIBRARY

FREE


Groups
Group tours are available by calling in advance. The group discount rate is 20% off the regular rate of $ 5.00 per person. The driver and escort are admitted free. Call Nancy at (330) 743-5934.

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LOCATION
The Center of Industry and Labor is located at 151 West Wood Street in Youngstown, in Mahoning County. Wood Street is off of Market Street two blocks north of downtown.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor
P.O. Box 533
Youngstown, OH 44501

PHONE:
330-743-5934
1-800-262-6137 (toll free)

SITE MANAGER:
Mark Twyford


HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY
Site is completely handicapped accessible.
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SITE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
This site offers educational programs for school groups. The Teacher's History Planner lists the wide range of subject-focused field trips offered at this site and other Ohio Historical Society sites. Each field trip includes a brief description and location as well as general dates of availability. View the following program offered at this site by clicking here.

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