2018 Schedule for Athens Asylum Walking Tours

NEXT ASYLUM TOUR IS SUNDAY, January 21st, 2018 You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at

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Congrats to Stephanie Goldsberry for finishing the Pappy Mitchell Puzzle!

We started a new trend here at the History Center during the holiday season- we put out a puzzle for visitors to try their hand

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Remember These Great Old Time Toys?

These tin wind-up toys were the modern technology of the mid-century. Anyone from the Baby Boomer generation and back will remember playing with these great

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An Ode to the Humble Athens Brick

Emerson Thoreau’s thoughtful contemplation on the history of the bricks of Athens. Thoreau has put into words what great meaning our original brick streets have

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Next ‘Spirits and Soul’ Concert Series Friday, February 2nd.

Come celebrate the second of the Spirits and Soul Concert Series with Michael and Carrie Kline, and their special guest, Jack Wright. Michael and Carrie are

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Growing Up in Athens- a huge success story~

When the committee for the Growing Up in Athens book project first met, we had no idea first, if we could even make this book

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Online History Shop Now Open

You can now purchase all your favorite History Shop items online! Find your Athens Asylum tee shirts, pint glasses, posters and books, Southeast Ohio related

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Sam Jones Honored at Ohio Statehouse

Sam Jones, of Glouster, was recognized by Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area and Heritage Ohio with the inaugural Sam Jones Model Citizen Award at the

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Joanne Prisley, Our Hero

In honor of the passing of our beloved Joanne Prisley, we found this Athens News article from 2008 and wanted to share it with all

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Regional Brick Exhibit Showing Now

In the 1800’s, Bricks were the backbone of our region. Clay found in great abundance here in the Appalachian hills created the perfect location for

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Library and Genealogy Center Now Open!

The Library and Genealogy Research Center is now open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 2:00pm. We are working hard to add staff and

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The Athens News 40th Anniversary Book is in stock now-

Ah, the memories- 40 years of Athens culture, as recorded by Athens only lasting free news paper The Athens A News. That’s “A” for alternative, which

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The Ohio University Marching 110: 50 Years of Funk Exhibit Open Now!

  Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Most Exciting Band in the Land!  Whether you are an O.U. Alumni, a band fan or just

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Book search now available online for The Levering Library and The Jim and Shirley Hayes Genealogy Center

You can now search for any of our books online through our new system. You can search by name, author, title or keyword. We will

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Coolville History book now available!

The 5th edition of The History of Coolville is now available in the Museum Shop and by mail order.  After two years, the 5th edition

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Award winning Gramma Gatewood book now available in our gift shop!

“When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike” is an inspiring story, imparting the notion that an action as basic as walking for pleasure could result in

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50 Best Things to do in Athens

Love Athens? Want to find great things to do and places to eat? Then check out The 50 Best Things to Do in Athens, Ohio

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Access Our Historical Photos through Ohio Memory

We now have archived images that are available to you online! Through a partnership with the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio,

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Mobile History Boxes Now Available For Loan From ACHS&M

Through a generous grant from the Athens Foundation, historical period educational materials are available for loan at no cost from the Southeast Ohio History Center.

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Capturing Cemetery Images

Learn some tips and tricks for taking clearer, more readable images when photographing markers and memorials. Cell phone cameras and other digital equipment have made

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