Lecture on historic theaters of Valley

Staff report


Local author and historian Sean T. Posey will lecture on historic theaters of the Mahoning Valley at 10 a.m. Saturday at Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.

Admission is free but reservations are suggested. Call Dona Hammond of the Boardman Historical Society, which is sponsoring the lecture, at 330-726-0651.

Posey, author of “Historic Theaters of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley,” will discuss the heyday of the Palace, Warner, Paramount, State and other theaters.

A resident of Youngstown, Posey is a graduate of the photojournalism program at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and also holds a master’s degree in history from Youngstown State University.

His work has been featured in a variety of publications, including The New Republic, Citylab, Salon and Moyers and Company, where he worked on campaign coverage for the 2016 presidential elections.

He is also the author of “Lost Youngstown” (2016).

Copies of “Historic Theaters” will be for sale after Saturday’s lecture.

The Boardman Historical Society maintains a museum of Boardman and local artifacts at Boardman Park, in the historic Detchon House.

For information, contact BHS president Richard S. Scarsella at 330-726-8277.

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