MVHS to Reopen Tyler, Arms Museums in July

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Tyler History Center and the Arms Family Museum will reopen on July 6, ending a closure that began in November.

Both facilities will resume their regular hours of noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The museums are closed Mondays and national holidays. 

For safety, mask wearing and social distancing will still be recommended for visitors at both facilities. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one. Anyone with coronavirus symptoms will be asked to not enter. 

As of July 6, The Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., will resume guided tours on the first and second floors. The Hands-on-History Room on the lower level will remain closed until further notice. Guests may shop unrestricted at Greystone Gifts, have access to public and handicap-accessible restrooms and have unrestricted access to the elevator and staircases.

No touching of any artifacts, furniture or surfaces is permitted for the sake of preservation. Photos may be taken by guests, as long as the flash feature is not used.

The Business & Media Archives and the history society’s administrative offices, located behind the Arms Family Museum, will still be accessible by appointment only. Call Connie Jones at 330 743 2589 ext. 105.

The first floor exhibit galleries at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., will also be open for self-guided viewing again starting July 6. The Thomas Ballroom and the Christman Gallery will be available for limited private event rentals and public gatherings beginning in August. 

The Archives Resource Center on the lower level of Tyler History Center will be open Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m.

Regular-price admission fees will be required for access to both the Tyler and The Arms. Prices are $7; $6 for seniors 60 and up and college students with ID; $5 for children age 3-18; free for children under 3, MVHS members, active military and veterans with ID.

A paid admission at either site allows same-day access to the other site. 

Programs and special events will continue to be scheduled either as virtual, onsite, or in a hybrid format until further notice. 

Both the Arms and the Tyler closed in March of 2020, and then reopened at the end of the summer before being forced to close again before Thanksgiving because of the surge in coronavirus cases.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.