Genealogy Chapter Meeting Oct. 16th

If you are one of the millions working on finding your family history/genealogy, we invite you to attend the Athens Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society meeting which will be held this Monday, October 16th at 7:00pm.  The meeting will be held in the Hayes Family Genealogy Center located in

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Traditional Crafts Day

On Saturday, October 14th, from 12-4pm the History Center will be taken over by traditional crafts of times gone by!  Return to the past and see how old time quilters, bucket makers and paper crafters practiced their art. From 5-7pm join Pat Quackenbush as he demonstrates 5000 Years of Beer

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Dancing in the Depths Steampunk Ball

Saturday, September 30th at the Athens Venue located at 29 E. Carpenter Street come enjoy a night of fantasy at the Steampunk Ball The festivities start at 7pm and go till 10pm. We’ll have refreshments and great music, costume contests and of course, dancing!! Admission is free and we’d love

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History Happy Hour Returns with Music and Trivia

Friday, September 22nd, 5-7pm come and enjoy 2 hours of great company, open mic music and history trivia games. Admission fee is free for members of SEOHC. Adults $7, Seniors, $5.  Beer and wine will be available for donations. Start your Friday night right with us! For more information call

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Traditional Quilt Show is now down

LAST 3 DAYS TO SEE Transforming Traditions Quilt Exhibit showing now until September 15th! Make plans to come in to see the quilt exhibit before it closes!  This exhibit will be coming down Sept. 15th so if you haven’t gotten a chance to see it, now’s the time! Examines the

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Pawpaw Festival Starts This Friday!

There’s a cool breeze in the air, which means we start thinking about the Pawpaw! Come celebrate Ohio’s largest indigenous native fruit. There are many educational booths, arts and crafts sales, live bands and some of the most wonderful tee shirts you’ll find all year! There is camping and a

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Calling all bird watchers!

Annual Chimney Swifts Count starts Sept. 8th. Come be a part of this fascinating event! Witness a local staging area for migrating Chimney Swifts before they depart to the Amazon basin for their winter vacation.  Dozens, sometimes hundreds of swifts congregate at nightfall and circle until they drop into area

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Sidewalk Astronomy set for Sept. 3rd and 4th

Please join us for another installation of Sidewalk Astronomy at the Southeast Ohio History Center!  Future Astronomy Professor Ben Weiser will be our host for these viewings. The event will be held in front of the Museum at 24 West State Street in Athens on Sunday, Sept. 3rd and Monday,

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Modern Quilts of the Early 1900’s with Meta Van Nostran

Thursday, August 31st from 6:00-8:00pm  Admission is free to SEO History Center members, Non-members: $7 Adults, $5 Seniors and students If you love quilts, you will not want to miss this program! Art Deco and Art Nouveau Quilts of the Early 1900’s, with Meta Van Nostran. Where:  Southeast Ohio History

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A Step Back In Time: What They Wore Fashion Show

Thursday, August 17th at 7:00pm join us at the Federal Valley Resource Center for the fashion show of the centuries! Clothing from 3 centuries will be modeled and displayed including uniforms from 3 wars, 2 local wedding dresses, evening and every day wear. This event is free for everyone and

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Brew Week 2017 Schedule of Events

Join us this July for a fun packed week of programs, events and tours for Brew Week! Here are our upcoming events:                                                                                                                                                                     Hocking Valley Brewing Co, open 1905-1919 History of Moonshine in Appalachia, featuring a real copper still.                                                                                                               Nelsonville, Ohio When:  Saturday, July

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National Donut Day June 2nd

Free  locally made Donuts will be offered during your visit to the museum on Friday, June 2nd in honor of National Donut Day. Poppy seeds will also be offered to the public for beautification and remembrance. These symbols are related to the current WWI exhibit in the History Center. Donuts

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Regional Heritage Stewardship Program coming to SEO History Center

The Southeast Ohio History Center will host the Conservation Center for art and historic artifacts Regional Heritage Stewardship Programs on June 22nd and 23rd. The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) specializes in the treatment of art and historic artifacts on paper and provides preservation education, training, and

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National Registry of Historic Places Presentation

Thur. May 25th at 6:00pm at the SEO History Center Athens Historic Preservation Commission and Southeast Ohio History Center hold National Registry of Historic Places Nomination Process Presentation In recognition of May as Historic Preservation Month, the Athens Historic Preservation Commission and the Southeast Ohio History Center are sponsoring a

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Ribbon Cutting for The History Center

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Southeast Ohio History Center took place on Wednesday, April 12th!  With the support of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and the Athens Uptown Business Association, we had a great turnout and officially opened the new History Center. Thanks to all those that helped make

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Construction & Museum Store Update April 25th, 2017

We finally made it! With just a few last minute tweaks, phase 1 of the construction is now complete.  Our elevator is now working and will take you to each floor.  The entire building is ADA compliant and accessible.     Our “Great Hall” is ready for programs and concerts, as well

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Grand Opening April 15, 2017 2-5pm

We proudly announce the grand opening of The Southeast Ohio History Center! This free event will feature new exhibits and an expanded museum that you won’t want to miss.  Our Museum Store has also been expanded and carries new merchandise featuring local artists and products, clothing, new books and a

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Museum Store Closed till Grand Opening

The Museum Store (formally the Gift Shop) will be closed starting Friday, March 17th till our Grand Opening on April 15th. We will be rebuilding the exhibit, library and store space during this time and hope that you find the new spaces extraordinary and well worth the wait! You will

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“Lest We Forget” Remembering Washington County In WWI

On Friday, April 7th, starting at 7:30pm join the The Castle Museum for a concert commemorating the Centennial of WWI held at the Peoples Bank Theatre located at 222 Putnam Street, Marietta, Ohio. Performances will be given by the Marietta College Concert Choir & Wind Ensemble, The Wayfarers, Barefoot McCoy,

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Silent Film “Shoulder Arms” with Charlie Chaplin showing at SEOHC

Come join us on Thursday,  April 6th at 6:00pm at SEOHC for some early evening entertainment as we show the Silent 1918 film “Shoulder Arms” which will be accompanied by renown organist Dennis James on piano. Admission is $10 for a night of fun and laughter- what could be better

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