Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor
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 building, designed by renowned architect Michael Graves in 1986, houses 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, the Center offers educational programs and a library/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.
Hours may vary - please call 330-941-1314 before visiting. Call for Archives hours.
Youngstown Historical Center
151 W. Wood St.
Local Number: (330) 941-1314
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Children 6-12: 3.00
Children 5 & under: FREE
OHS Members: FREE
school groups-per student: 3.00
AAA and senior discounts given. Military discounts available to active military & their dependants