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Historian to recall Valley’s steel legacy

Monday, January 29, 2018


Steel museum founder and historian, Rick Rowlands, will review Mahoning Valley’s rich steel industry legacy at 10 a.m. Feb. 10, at Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., for the Boardman Historical Society.

The event is part of a new series of the society’s public offerings. Rowlands is the founder of the Youngstown Steel Heritage Museum, Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation and the Tod Engine Project.

The program will recall the formation and development of the industrial Steel Valley and his efforts to save the Jeanette Blast Furnace and other heavy industry artifacts from demolition. Program subjects include YSHM exhibits, the Tod Engine, steel barons, steam engines, and the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company logo.

Admisson is free and reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are welcome and will be admitted based upon seating availability. Call Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651 for reservations or information.