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Historical Society to host urban author and historian

September 5, 2018
The Town Crier

Local urban author and historian Sean T. Posey will be the guest speaker Saturday, Sept. 8, for the Boardman Historical Society at 10 a.m. at Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. The program is part of a new series of BHS public offerings.

The presentations are open to the public. Admission is free. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins are welcomed and admitted based upon seating availability. Phone board member Dona Hammond at 330-726-0651 for reservations or more program information.

Posey will speak on his best-selling book, "Lost Youngstown." He will recall demolished landmarks, such as Idora Park, Strouss' and McKelvey's Department Stores, the Palace, State and Paramount Theaters and many others. Posey is also the author of "Historic Theaters of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley."

A resident of Youngstown, Ohio, Posey attended Uniontown Elementary in Uniontown, Ohio, and graduated from Hoover High School in North Canton. He is a graduate of the photojournalism program, at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California and also holds a Master's of Arts degree in history, from Youngstown State University.

Posey's 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 has been published frequently in the Metro Monthly.

"Lost Youngstown," published in 2016 by the History Press, was Posey's first book. "Historic Theatres of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley" was released by the History Press, in May 2017. Posey is currently a reporter with the Business Journal. Copies of his book will be for sale, after the program, and can be signed by the author, at no charge.

The Boardman Historical Society maintains a museum of Boardman and local artifacts, at Boardman Park, in the historic Detchon House. The society was instrumental in the purchase of St. James Episcopal Church, which it moved to Boardman Park, and renamed the St. James Meeting House. For more information about the society, contact BHS board member, Richard S. Scarsella, at 330-726-8277.



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