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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Annual Cookie Decorating set for Thur. Dec. 15th

It’s back-  That sugary, messy but all around fun decorating of holiday cookies! Join us on Thursday, December 15th from 6-8pm at the Southeast Ohio History Center for our annual cookie decorating.  This event is free and open to the public so come on in a make an eatable work

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Construction Update Nov. 19, 2016

The beginning of November has seen a lot of changes! Things are really picking up now and the construction workers are putting in extra time each week to get things moving. Scaffolding has gone up to start building the outer wall of the annex which will house the elevator, lobby

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The Clock has arrived home again!

Thanks to many volunteers, our clock has been set in it’s new location on the corner of the new History Center! Although it was raining and in the 30’s to start the crew did a spectacular job of safely moving the clock Saturday, November 19, 2016.  The clock now is

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Veterans Day Program on WWI

Please join us on Friday, November 11th from 2:00-3:30pm for a special Veterans Day program at the Southeast Ohio History Center located at 24 W. State Street in Athens, Ohio. Our guest speaker, Steven McClain will discuss the background and causes of Europe”s Great War.  He will describe the bloody

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Construction Update Nov. 4, 2016

We have seen a lot of progress in the last couple of weeks!  The foundation for the addition which will house the elevator is above ground now and they are working daily to get to the point where walls can go up. The weather has been so cooperative and we

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Teddy Roosevelt

“Teddy Roosevelt” makes a personal appearance at the Southeast Ohio History Center on Saturday, October 22nd! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to ask all the questions you always wanted answered about our 26th President. “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” –

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Third Annual Southeast Ohio History Day

This year we are showcasing Harvesting and Agricultural Heritage of Southeast Ohio.  Please join us at the Burr Oak Lodge on Saturday, November 12th from 10:00am-5:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. Several local historical groups will have booths relating to their region like Little Cities of

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Archaeology Month Returns

Join us for a month of excellent programming during Archaeology Month!  We have partnered with Ohio University and Wayne National Forest this year to bring you 7 events that are sure to fascinate and educate. Programs held at the Southeast Ohio History Center are: Friday, October 14th, 5:30-6:30pm-  “Rockshelter Archaeology

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Military History Asylum Tours Set

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13th, 2:00-4:00p.m.  (Sold out) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, 2:00-4:00p.m.-Still available In honor of Veterans Day this year join us for our first Asylum Tour focusing on the role soldiers and their families played in the history of the Athens Asylum. Cyrus Moore III, AmeriCorps member with the Ohio History

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Construction update 9.29.2016

The end of September sees the construction moving forward. We sure have made a mess but sometimes you have to deconstruct in order to modernize and renovate!                          The metal piers are almost all installed outside so that the concrete and

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Folk Songs Across National Boundaries comes to SEO History Center

Come for an enchanting evening of Folk Songs Friday, September 30th, 6pm at The Southeast Ohio History Center, 24 West State Street, Athens, Ohio. Jack Wright and Vladimir Marchenkov will be performing “Folk Songs Across National Boundaries: US and Russian Cross-Cultural Connections.” Please join us for this very special evening!

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Singing About Times Bygone Concert FRIDAY, SEPT. 18TH 7-8PM

Please join us for a special concert by the SATB singers this Friday, September 18th from 7-8pm here at the History Center, located at 24 W. State Street, Athens. Tickets are $10 for Southeast Ohio History Center members, $15 to the general public.  Children 12 and under free. SATB is

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September update on Construction and remodeling

Here it is already September and we at the History Center are working to the daily sounds of saws, hammers and large machinery! Many things are happening now, the Library floor in the balcony area is being reinforced to carry the load of heavy bookshelves and furniture and the entrance

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“The Escape of Jane” featuring Patricia Thomas with special guest stars Saturday, August 27th at SEO History Center!

On Saturday, August 27th at 6:00pm you will have the opportunity to see Patricia Thomas’s theatrical adaptation of the book “The Escape of Jane” by Henry Burke & Dick Croy. Tickets can be reserved by calling 740-592-2280. Pricing is $15 to the public, $10 for ACHSM members, Children 9-12, $5,

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