Newton History Museum at the Jackson Homestead
Newton,  MA
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Arms Family Museum of Local History (The)
Youngstown, OH

In the first years of the twentieth century, Olive F. A. Arms planned the home she and her husband Wilford P. Arms would build-a house of warmth and comfort, lit up with lamplight, firelight, and friendship. A house, she wrote, where the windows would be the "finest landscape paintings." And the gardens were "an actual part of this house."

"Greystone," their magnificent Arts & Crafts-style residence, was the result of Olive Arms' planning. Nearly a century later, it is preserved as the Arms Family Museum of Local History. On the first floor, in original period rooms, Greystone continues to express the Arms' love of handicraft, medieval architecture and design, and the natural environment.

Exhibits on the lower level and second floor of the museum explore the history of all the people who have lived in the Mahoning River watershed from the earliest evidence of human habitation in the Valley to yesterday's fad. Artifacts displayed and interpreted in changing galleries help the visitor understand the way of life in the Mahoning Valley for different people at different times, whether Native American, pioneer settler, Welsh coal miner, African-American freeman, or Eastern European immigrant.

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