MVHS Takes East Liverpool Bus Trip Aug. 12

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Young Leaders Advisory Board of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting a bus trip to East Liverpool on Aug. 12. The tour will depart the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., at 9:00 a.m. and return at 6 p.m.

The trip will begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Homer Laughlin China Factory with host Katie Bricker, East Liverpool rotarian and general marketing manager for Homer Laughlin.

Brothers Homer & Shakespeare Laughlin formed The Homer Laughlin Company in 1871 to sell the pottery ware that was made in their hometown of East Liverpool. The current factory in Newell, W. Va. was constructed between 1904 and 1905, and at the time, it was the largest pottery factory in the world.

Following the tour will be time for shopping in the factory store.

Lunch will be at Bricker’s Cafeteria, a former Isaly’s store, and current East Liverpool institution.

After lunch will be a guided tour of the Museum of Ceramics downtown, along with a walking tour of several other downtown historic sites with Bill Lawson, executive director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.

Cost of the trip is $40 per person for MVHS members and $45 for nonmembers. The cost includes transportation on a motor-coach, lunch, and tour admissions. The tour involves some walking and handicap accessibility to the Homer Laughlin factory floor is limited.

Reservations are required and only 40 seats are available. You can register by calling the Historical Society at 330 743 2589, or print and mail in the registration form available at with payment.

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