Memories of Christmas Past 2023
December 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Memories of Christmas Past is an annual holiday spectacular in its 15th year, and takes place in the 1905 Arts & Crafts mansion of Olive and Wilford Arms. The seven period rooms of the Arms Family home in Youngstown will be filled to the brim with vintage and contemporary decorations that include ornaments, lighting, trees, and toys – all arranged in breathtaking vignettes that delight generations young and old. The display features many pieces from Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s collection as well as items on loan from private collectors.
This one-of-a-kind holiday wonderland rivals the best of the professional holiday displays as seen in New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta. Exquisitely arranged, the vintage décor on display is from the 1800s through the 1960s. The exhibit features all new displays each year.
Two gift shops feature vintage as well as new merchandise. Santa’s Village (also known as the Hands-On-History Room) on the museum’s lower level is a Christmas-themed experience for visitors of all ages, where families will enjoy holiday-themed activities.
This year’s exhibit will take place November 18 – December 31, 2023. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4:00pm. On Twilight Thursdays, the exhibit is open until 7:00pm. The Museum is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (60+) and college students (with ID), and $8 for children (3-18). Admission is free for toddlers (under 3), MVHS members, active military and veterans (with ID).
For more information, visit the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s website.