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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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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