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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Exploring Ohio’s Architectural Styles 1790-1900’s

Program- Friday March 17, at 2:00pm. at the Southeast Ohio History Center Dana Bogart Cress with the Ohio History Preservation Corps in Piqua, Ohio, will be exploring the architectural styles found throughout Ohio from the 1790’s through the middle of the 1900’s, and the historical themes influencing these trends. This

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2nd History Game Night Champions!

Oh yeah, we did it again! History Game Night entertained, amused and even occasionally stumped our esteemed panel of experts! The next Game Night will be held in May, so stay turned for the date and time! This weeks winners in the Jeopardy category are; Claire Shrontz, History Corp staff

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Construction & Gift Shop Update March 1, 2017

Things are springing up all over- the annex is built and the elevator installers have been busy at work this week and last. The contractors are trying to finish up so we can start the exciting part of this whole endeavor- building a great, fabulous new museum!      

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Marietta’s Ministerial Land Morass Program

Monday, March 6th beginning at 7:00pm The Washington County Historical Society will present a program on “Marietta’s Ministerial Land Morass.” Speaking will be Scott Britton, who has been researching the subject of land that was originally granted within the Ministerial Land allotment set out by the Ohio Company and which

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Look to the Stars night returns to the History Center!

Friday, February 3, 6-10pm. Please join us for an evening of Sidewalk Astronomy to be hosted by the The Southeast Ohio History Center in front of the Museum at 24 West State Street in Athens on Friday evening, February 3rd from 6 – 10pm. Telescopes will be available and visitors

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Construction & Gift Shop Update December 21.2016

We have outside walls up!  Just look at how lovely they are. Ah, it does my heart good to see how much progress the bricklayers have made in the last week. The outside walls are being constructed to match the existing walls, including the stone details (which are covered to

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Holiday Schedule for Administrative Offices

The offices of the Southeast Ohio History Center will be closed from Friday, December 23rd at noon to Tuesday, January 3rd.  Happy Holidays Everyone!    The Staff of your Southeast Ohio History Center

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Construction Update Dec. 6, 2016

It has been a year of change- Almost a year ago, we bought a building and began the daunting task of turning a 100 year old church into a modern museum and historical center. It’s been a rocky road, but though the hard work of many people putting in many

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Holiday Home Tours set for Dec. 4th

This years Holiday Homes Tour will continue with the Elegant East End.  Due to the enormous interest in the old East End last year, our tour coordinator Therese Lackey convinced another 4 families to open their doors to celebrate the season! Time:  Sunday, December 4th from 1:00-4:00pm! Place: 31 Utah

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“Southeast Ohio: A Common Heritage” Book opening Dec. 8th at SEO History Center

  Thursday, December 8th from 6-7:30pm, join us for the opening of The Athens Messenger’s newest local book on Southeast Ohio!  Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. What a great gift for your special someone or those local folks who live away from our area.

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“Local Girls” Concert coming Sunday, December 11th to SEOHC

The Local Girls’ Annual Christmas Concert will be held at the Southeast Ohio History Center, 24 West State Street, at 3:30pm on Sunday, December 11th. PARKING- Athens School System has given us permission to use the MIDDLE SCHOOL LOT located in the back during the Local Girls Concert!  A big

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