Directory

Find information on Mahoning Valley museums and galleries, artists, performance venues, arts-based businesses, and educational programs for residents of all ages.

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Educational Programming

Ballet Western Reserve

Founded in 1962, Ballet Western Reserve has grown to become the region’s premier dance academy training children and teenagers in the art of dance. Many of these young people have gone on to advanced study in some of the nation’s most prestigious schools and universities and have launched successful professional careers with major companies and as respected instructors.
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http://balletwesternreserve.org/
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218 W. Boardman St. Youngstown, OH 44501
330-744-1934

Butler Institute of American Art

The Butler Art Institute offers a wide array of visual arts programs for people of all ages, including tours; outreach to schools, libraries and nursing homes; free lectures; a free Film on Art series; art classes for children and adults; family programs; an annual Summer Visual Arts Day Camp for children; and an interactive space for families.
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm. Sunday Noon to 4 pm. Closed Monday and major holidays.
https://butlerart.com/
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524 Wick Avenue Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 743-1107

 Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown offers fitness and aquatics services; trained, certified, professional fitness staff; special events & programs with specialists from the nutrition, health and fitness fields; an award winning Child Development Center that serves children 6 weeks-12 years all under one roof; summer camp (1st-8th Grade); adult, teen and school age children’s programming; cultural arts, social events, volunteerism, senior outreach.
Monday-Thursday 5:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday 5:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Free
https://www.jccyoungstown.org/
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505 Gypsy Lane Youngstown, OH 44504
330.746.3251

Galleries

 The Soap Gallery

Fine arts gallery
Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Free
http://soapgalleryyo.squarespace.com/
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117 S. Champion St. Youngstown, OH 44503
(330) 240-0723

Thomases Art Gallery

The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Art Gallery is located in the main hall of Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, on the first floor adjacent to the multi-purpose room. The gallery hosts 6-7 exhibitions per year, highlighting the work of regional artists.
Monday-Thursday 5:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday 5:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Free
https://www.jccyoungstown.org/
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505 Gypsy Lane Youngstown, OH 44504
330.746.3251

Trumbull Art Gallery

Art museum, art classes and gallery shop on Courthouse Square in downtown Warren.
Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 4 pm      |
Free
http://www.trumbullartgallery.com/
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158-162 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481
(330) 395-4876

Museums

Arms Family Museum

Greystone, the magnificent Arts & Crafts style residence of Olive A. and Wilford P. Arms, is preserved a century later as The Arms Family Museum of Local History. On the first floor, in original period rooms, experience the Arms’ love of handicraft, medieval architecture and design, and the natural environment. The lower level and second floor feature dynamic exhibits that explore the history of all the people who have lived in the Mahoning Valley.
Tuesday-Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
$4.00 Adults, $3.00 Seniors (60+) & College Students, $2.00 Children (3-18)
https://mahoninghistory.org/
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648 Wick Ave. Youngstown, OH 44502
330-743-2589

Butler Institute of American Art

The Butler Art Institute is the 1st museum of American art. The original structure, dedicated in 1919, is a McKim, Mead and White architectural masterpiece.
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm. Sunday Noon to 4 pm. Closed Monday and major holidays
Free
https://butlerart.com/
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524 Wick Avenue Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 743-1107

John Stark Edwards House & Trumbull County Museum

Built in 1807, the Edwards House is the oldest wood framed home in Warren, Ohio. Several rooms in the Edwards House depict the lives of its residents at various periods, from pioneer days to the late nineteenth century.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 1pm to 4pm
Free
http://www.trumbullcountyhistory.org/home
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303 Monroe Street N.W. Warren, OH 44483
(330) 394-4653

Ernie Hall Aviation Museum

The Ernie Hall Aviation Museum bears the name of one of America’s most well-regarded aeronautical pioneers and he is regarded as a hero due to his impact on the evolution of aviation in the United States.
Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm; Sunday, Noon to 3 pm
$10
http://www.erniehallaviationmuseum.org/
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4033 N. River Road, Warren, OH 44484
330-219-6143

Lanterman’s Mill

One of Mahoning County’s most historic landmarks, Lanterman’s Mill was built in 1845-46 by German Lanterman and Samuel Kimberly. Restored in 1982-85 through a gift from the Ward and Florence Beecher Foundations, this community treasure represents one of the many pioneer industries developed along Mill Creek and operates today as it did in the 1800s, grinding corn, wheat, and buckwheat.       
April & November: Saturday & Sunday only, Noon – 4 PM; May through October: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Children under 6: free; Students 6 – 18 & Seniors: $.75; Mahoning County Resident: $1.00; Non-Resident: $2.00  http://www.millcreekmetroparks.org/visit/places/mill-creek-park/lantermans-mill/
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980 Canfield Rd. Youngstown, OH 44511
(330) 740-7115

McDonough Museum of Art

YSU’s center for contemporary ideas, art, education & community.
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am-4pm (Closed on major holidays)
Free (suggested donation of $5)
http://mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu/
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525 Wick Avenue Youngstown, OH 44502
(330) 941-1400

The McKinley Birthplace Museum

The museum is operated by the National McKinley Birthplace  Memorial Association; collections feature memorabilia from the Civil and Spanish American wars, objects from McKinley’s campaigns and presidencies and from the building of the memorial.
Monday-Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm. Last self guided tour at 4:30pm
Free
https://mckinleybirthplacemuseum.org/
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40 North Main St., Niles, Ohio 44446
(330) 652-4273

The National Packard Museum

The National Packard Museum’s Mission is to preserve the Packard Legacy and recognize Packard’s influence in transportation and industrial history through interaction with the community and outreach programs. We carry out our mission through the operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, and exhibits a collection of automobiles, artifacts, and documents and hosts educational programs and special events that further our Vision “to ensure the Packard Legacy endures.”
Tuesday through Saturday – Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Adults (and children ages 13+): $8.00, Seniors (65+): $5.00, Children ages 7-12: $5.00
http://www.packardmuseum.org/index.aspx
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1899 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, OH 44483
(330) 394-1899

OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology

This interactive museum features hands-on exhibits and educational programs based in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that allows both children and adults to have fun while learning. Choose from self-directed or staff-guided exploration opportunities on-site.
Thursday through Tuesday – 10:00 to 4:00; Wednesday 10:00 to 8:00
General admission $8.00. Children under 2: Free. Seniors & Veterans: $7.00.
http://ohwowkids.org/
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11 West Federal Street, Warren, OH 44503
330.744.5914

Tyler History Center

The Tyler History Center houses the Historical Society’s archival library, galleries for local history exhibits, a ballroom available for events, and the Anne Kilcawley Christman Educational Resource center, which houses a gallery and classrooms for curriculum based and public programming.
Tuesday-Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
$4 for adults; $3 for seniors and college students and $2 for children. Includes same-day admission to The Arms Family Museum.
https://mahoninghistory.org/tyler-history-center/
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325 W. Federal St. Youngstown, OH 44503
330-743-2589

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, operated by the Ohio Historical Society and Youngstown State University, provides a dramatic overview of the impact of the iron and steel industry on Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.
Wednesday through Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Adult: $7.00; Senior: $6.00; Student: $3.00; Ohio History Connection Member, Children under 6 and YSU students: Free; AAA Discount: $1
https://www.ohiohistory.org/visit/museum-and-site-locator/youngstown-historical-center-of-industry-and-labor
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151 W. Wood St. Youngstown, OH 44503
330-941-1314