Photo exhibit focuses on furnaces in Hubbard, Ohio

Hubbard furnace

Hubbard furnace

A photographic exhibit of the steel furnaces in Hubbard, Ohio, opens with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor on Wood Street in Youngstown.

“Iron Valley: A Century of Change at Hubbard Furnace” features 32 rare photos from the 1870s to the 1960s of furnaces that produced iron in the Mahoning Valley for nearly a century. The photos capture the Valley’s evolution in both iron-making technology and labor at the historic Hubbard furnace.

Admission is free. For more information, call 330-941-1314. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

The YSU Department of History and the Center for Applied History oversees daily operations of the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor.