Remember the Coal War - Exhibit Opening
June 02, 2023 - June 02, 2023
McKinley Memorial Library
40 N Main St
Niles , OH 44446
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Trumbull County Historical Society
Volatile coal markets in the United States and an economic tailspin in Italy set the stage for unprecedented conflict in Mahoning Valley. Learn how Italian immigration and Black migration played a role in strikebreaking in 1873 and the violence that followed.
The Trumbull County Historical Society has partnered with authors Ben Lariccia and Joe Tucciarone to share the stories of the Coal War this summer. Their book, "Coal War in the Mahoning Valley" reminds us that ethnic differences and competition for work remain a dangerous social lever in the hands of the powerful. View their book here.
The McKinley Memorial Museum is the first stop of a traveling exhibit that will visit various sites in the Mahoning Valley from June-November 2023. Stay tuned for news and upcoming events on the exhibit.