Autograph Event for Ursuline Sisters’ New Book

The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown invite the public to a book signing event for their new memoir The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown: Serving the Mahoning Valley since 1874.

It will be held from 5-6 p.m. Mon., April 15 at the Ursuline Center auditorium, 4280 Shields Road.

Author Thomas G. Welsh will present on the 221-page narrative, which features dozens of images. The Ursuline Sisters commissioned Welsh, a well-regarded author of local historical books and an adjunct journalism professor at Youngstown State University, to write the book.

The project took a year and drew upon archival data and numerous interviews with people across the Mahoning Valley connected to the Ursuline Sisters. Hollywood actor and Youngstown-native Ed O’Neill, an author in his own right, penned the book’s foreword.

Books will be available at the event for purchase for $24.99 each. Welsh will autograph them after his presentation. Copies also are available through online sellers, at the Tyler and Arms museums and Mill Creek MetroParks’ Davis Center.

More about the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown and their 150th anniversary celebrations here.