15th Annual SEO Dulcimer Festival Oct. 14-16

The Federal Valley Resource Center, located at 8225 State Route 329 in Stewart, Ohio presents the 15th Annual Southeast Ohio Dulcimer Festival on October 14-16, 2016. “The fretted dulcimer is one of America’s major contributions to the world of music.  It has been handed down to us anonymously by the

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Dinner on Rock Mill Covered Bridge

Does dinner under the canopy of one of Ohio’s beautiful covered bridges sound like your idea of the perfect night out?  Join the Fairfield County Historical Park Volunteers for an evening of culinary enjoyment in one of the most scenic covered bridge locations in Ohio. Sunday, August 21st, 6:00pm at

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Kilvert Historic Families Celebration

Come discover the rich multicultural history of the Kilvert area Saturday, August 6, 2016, beginning at 1;00pm at the Kilvert Community Center. Interested in cultural history? Want to learn about how a white former slave owner came to the Ohio Valley and purchased land to begin a community for those

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Brew Week Schedule of Tours & Events

It’s time again to dust off that beer stein and get ready for a whole bunch of excellent craft brews! This year we here at the Southeast Ohio History Center are offering 19 tour opportunities and a new temporary exhibit of a working moonshine still. This year’s tours include Bars

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Raiders on the Ohio press conference coming to Athens

The Raiders on the Ohio© campaign invites you to attend a Press Conference to announce the Athens County Story Telling Oral History Town Hall Event When:              June 29, 2016 Time:               11:00 AM – 12:00 (Noon) Where:             Southeast Ohio History Center, 24 W. State St., Athens, Ohio 45701               The Southeast

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JULY UPDATE ON CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING

JULY UPDATE- July has been a very busy month here, so many positive things going forward!  The construction crews are here working on the elevator addition.  Wires for electricity and phones have been strung and the new phone system is in. Our Front Desk Manager, Eli Jablonski is still answering

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Appalachian Population History Project program this Saturday!

For additional information, please contact: Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council P.O. Box 128, Shawnee, OH 43782 lcbdohio@gmail.com The Athens County Historical Society is pleased to support Southeast Ohio Heritage events by publicizing them to our membership.      

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Behind the scenes Tour June 11th

Join us for a Behind the Scenes tour of the Southeast Ohio History Center, a work in progress. The History Center is located at 24 West State Street. The tour starts at 1:00 p.m. with a talk from architect, Trent DeBruin helping preserve and repurpose the 100 year old building.

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ACHS&M Annual Meeting Information

Greetings ACHS&M Members! The Athens County Historical Society and Museum’s Annual meeting will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:00pm at the Shade Community Center, 2380 Old US Rt. 33, Shade OH.   There will be a small number of lunch tickets available at the meeting but reservations are

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Free Historic Organ Concert June 12th at First Presbyterian Church

      This information was provided by Janice Robison, Organist, First Presbyterian Church, Athens, Ohio “From Sea to Shining Sea” is an organ and media concert, presented by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and David Jordan, media artist, that takes the audience on a narrated musical and visual  historical journey

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Time to Renew Your Kroger Rewards for ACHS&M

Time to Renew Enrollment in the Kroger Community Rewards Program . . . It is NOT done automatically each year! As you know, we get receive donations from the Kroger Company through our members who shop there IF they have enrolled and designated the ACHS&M as the recipient for rewards. 

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ASYLUM TOUR FOR APRIL 17TH CANCELED

Due to a death in the family, the Asylum Tour scheduled for this Sunday, April 17th has to be canceled.  We regret the inconvenience and offer refunds or rescheduling to anyone who has prepaid.  Call our office at 740-592-2280 and speak to Eli if you would like to be rescheduled

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Cosette Byron Jarvis- An evening with her art

The public is cordially invited to an art exhibit featuring painting by the late Cosette Byron Jarvis of Stewart.  The Federal Valley Resource Center in Stewart, Ohio along with The Athens County Historical Society and Museum are pleased to present an Art Exhibition APRIL 14, 2016 FROM 7:00-9:00pm. Come join

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Update on big changes for the Southeast Ohio History Center

See the progress of turning a church into a history center!   Work has been underway for months, moving, deconstructing, renovating and preparing the First Christian Church to become The Southeast Ohio History Center.  Amazing work has been accomplished  and we are getting as much done as possible before the

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The Confederate Government and Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

Decapitating the Union: Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate Lincoln. Presented by the Ohio Civil War Round Table Author and Attorney John Fazio will give a presentation at the Athens County Public Library on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00pm.  This program is free to the public

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Cutler Community Center & The Multicultural Genealogical Center of Chesterhill present “Our Heritage and Legacy” Event

SATURDAY APRIL 30th, FROM 10:00 AM UNTIL 3PM CUTLER COMMUNITY CENTER “OUR HERITAGE AND LEGACY” AN EXCHANGE OF LOCAL HISTORY PART VIII PUBLIC EVENT – FREE ADMISSION  HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MULTICULTURAL GENEALOGICAL CENTER OF CHESTERHILL   4550 TWO MILE RUN ROAD, CUTLER (TABLES READY AT 9AM TO SET

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Athens County Family History book of 1987 available now!

1987 Athens County Family History Book Complied by Beverly Schumacher and Mary L. Bowman. This reprint of the 1987 original contains 310 pages with an index and table of contents. What a fascinating look back at the families that made Athens County what it is today and the stories that

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Asylum Program at Athens Public Library

NAMI Athens Speaker Series at The Athens Public Library The Early Years of the Athens Lunatic [sic] Asylum Speaker: Katherine Ziff .15 CEUs for Athens Public Schools Teachers In spite of modern medicine, the plight of most persons with chronic mental illness in the twenty-first century is serious. Over half

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Architectural Walking Tours coming March 19th!

To celebrate the remarkable architectural heritage of Athens Ohio, the Athens County Historical Society and Preservation Athens are sponsoring two walking tours on Saturday, March 19. One tour will focus on Frank Packard buildings and the other on the former Athens Asylum. Both tours will be led by historians who

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Gift shop closed Saturday, January 23, 2016

Due to the expected snow storm we have closed the gift shop on Saturday. We will be reopen as usual on Tuesday, January 26th. Stay warm and safe everyone! The ACHS&M staff

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