Poetry in the Mills

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor 151 West Wood Street, Youngstown, OH, USA Open in Google Map
10 a.m. - 1.p.m.
Girl Scouts - $10 General Audience - $10

Grab your favorite pen and notebook and get ready to create some poetry as you travel back in time! Explore the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor’s maps, immigration records, and photographs to learn about Michael McGovern, Ohio’s very own “puddler poet.” You’ll discover the kind of work he did in the steel mills and why it inspired him to become a poet. Learn about “Rosie the Riveters,” women who worked as steel workers during World War II, and use their stories to inspire some of your own poetry to share with the group. Art, STEM, and Ohio history combine in this exciting program led by museum staff. Program includes a tour of the museum. Pack a sack lunch. Badge connections: Junior Scribe, Cadette Public Speaker (badges not included).

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