Author, historian Sean Posey talks about Youngstown, Ohio history and new book

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A local historian and author shared some of the history of the Mahoning Valley on Saturday.

Sean Posey spoke with members of the Boardman Historical Society at St. James Meeting Place in Boardman Park. He was on hand to talk about his latest book, “Hidden History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.”

The book, published last year, takes a look at some of the area’s landmarks and institutions linked to national events, which was at the heart of Saturday’s discussion.

“The message, basically today, is that there’s a lot of Valley history that — because of the passage of time — a lot of people don’t pay much attention to,” Posey said. “A lot of great chapters in American history you can really see using examples from the Mahoning Valley.”

Posey took time to speak to the community after the program and signed copies of his books.

His latest book is part of his “Mahoning Valley Trilogy,” which includes “Lost Youngstown” and “Historic Theaters of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.”

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