Oh-Penn Region Offers Many Cultural Attractions
The Oh-Penn Region is filled with arts, culture and historic attractions. Here are some highlights:
DeYor Performing Arts Center
DeYor Performing Arts Center is home to the long-standing Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, and is the only Youngstown venue equipped to offer high-end concerts. It also hosts cultural events, plays, comedy shows, family entertainment and fine dining. The center houses the Edward W. Powers Auditorium, Ford Family Recital Hall, Adler Art Academy and the Overture Restaurant.
Warren Philharmonic Orchestra
The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, directed and conducted by Susan Davenny Wyner, has been entertaining audiences since 1965. Recently, the Philharmonic was awarded three consecutive two-year grants by the Ohio Arts Council for its excellence in programming. The WPO also partners with Trumbull County Schools to offer programs for thousands of young students annually, which is critical because no schools in Trumbull County offer string music education.
National Packard Museum
The National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio, features the history of the Packard family, the Packard automobile and other Packard enterprises. Warren was the birthplace of the Packard, and the museum has collections of automobiles, artifacts and documents to ensure that the Packard legacy endures. Automobile manufacturing and assembly continue in Warren today, with GM Lordstown producing the Chevy Cruze.
William McKinley Library
The William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum in Niles, Ohio, honors the 25th U.S. president, William F. McKinley, who was born and raised in Niles. He was president from 1897 to 1901, and the memorial consists of memorabilia from his early life in Niles as well as Civil War and Spanish-American War artifacts, campaign materials, presidential items and information regarding his assassination in 1901.
Scottish Rite Cathedral
The Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle includes a 2,800-seat auditorium that serves as an occasional venue for the Pittsburgh Symphony. Built in 1924, the cathedral was a historic undertaking from one of New Castle's most notable figures – John S. Wallace. The cathedral is 244 feet by 181 feet, and six stone columns each standing 32 feet tall grace the front of the building.