Area participates in Ohio Open Doors

Several Trumbull and Mahoning county museums will take part in Ohio Open Doors.

Started by the Ohio History Connection in 2016, Ohio Open Doors was created to promote and inspire pride in the state’s heritage and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act. Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the act established a legal framework and incentives for the preservation of historic buildings, landscapes and archaeological sites.

Participating sites in Trumbull County are:

l Trumbull County Historical Society, 303 Monroe St. NW, Warren — Historic buildings throughout the county will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 330-394-4653.

l McKinley Birthplace Home, 40 S. Main St., Niles — Self-guided tours of the home will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, and Niles historian Robert Tolbert will give a program on life in Niles in the 1840s and 1850s at 1 p.m. For more information, call 330-652-1704

l Leavittsburg Heritage Museum, 4901 W. Market St., Leavittsburg — An open house and picnic is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 330-399-1448.

Participating sites in Mahoning County are:

l McDonough Museum of Art, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown — An opening reception is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday for two exhibitions opening at the museum: “Sanctuary,” featuring art by John Guy Petruzzi; and “Resort,” featuring work by Susanne Slavick and Andrew Ellis Johnson. For more information, call 330-941-1400.

l Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown — A guided walking tour of the downtown from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday will focus on the historic buildings that make the city unique, and participants will get to tour inside one or two buildings to show how preservation and renovation combine to make the old buildings useful in the 21st century. For more information, call 330-743-2589.

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