On The Move Updates!

We have now begun the gargantuan task of moving the Exhibits and Collections Department.  They will be the first to relocate to the new Southeast Ohio History Center, located at 24 W. State Street here in Athens. Many people are working non-stop inventorying, cataloging and preparing the mountain of boxes

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Great Sale going on in our Gift Shop

  ANNOUNCING GREAT SALES IN THE ACHS&M GIFT SHOP This year in the gift shop from now until 1 January 2016: 10% Discount on all merchandise for members.                                     Just mention your membership with your checkout!   FREE with every $50.00 purchase: Titus, Simmons & Titus ATLAS of ATHENS CO.

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Read the latest Bulletin Here

Well, the holidays are almost over- hope everyone had a safe and happy one!  Let us look forward to 2016 as a time of great growth and historic expansion. While the exhibit space and collections will be closed starting in January, the genealogy library and the gift shop will stay

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CONCERT TO SUPPORT ACHS&M AT ARTS WEST DEC. 12TH

SATB: A different Kind of Choir presents: “Singing About Times Bygone” A Benefit for: Athens County Historical Society December 12th, 2015, 7:00 PM Arts West 132 West State Street; Suggested donation $10 per person $15 per family    

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Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Night at the Museum The Athens County Historical Society and Museum is sponsoring a gingerbread cookie decorating opportunity for families on Thursday, December 10th from 6-8pm. Come and celebrate the season at the museum. Cookies, icing and sprinkles will be provided. There will be treats for little

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2015 HOLIDAY HOME TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

Tickets are $10.00 for ACHS&M members $15.00 to general public. The tour this year is on Sunday, December 6th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Tickets may be purchased IN ADVANCE from The Athens County Historical Society & Museum, 65 N. Court Street, Athens, Ohio 45701, or on the day of the tour at

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Gingerbread Competition on display in December

  Come visit a Gingerbread wonderland at ACHS&M this December! The 2015 Uptown For The Holidays Gingerbread Competition kicks off December 1st. Admission is free and all our welcome to come to the sweetest display this holiday season! New this year, all the entries will be on display at the

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A New Home AND NAME For History

As we approach our goal of having a new home for the Athens County Historical Society and Museum and Athens Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, we have been contemplating a new name for the building that will represent our renewed and expanded goals. There have been several names floating

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Ed Newman speaking on Athens Co. Bricks this Thursday

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH 5:00-6:00pm IN THE ACHS&M MUSEUM we will be hosting Ed Newman who will give a presentation on the history of bricks in Athens County and the surrounding area. Please join us for this free program and learn all that you didn’t know about our local brick production

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ARTIFACT IDENTIFICATION DAY AT WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST

11th ANNUAL ARTIFACT IDENTIFICATION DAY AT WAYNE NATIONAL FORREST EVER WONDER WHAT THAT WEIRD ROCK ON YOUR BOOKSHELF REALLY IS? PLEASE BRING YOUR ARTIFACTS AND FOSSILS AND JOIN US! WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015 9:00AM TO 12:00PM WHERE:  WAYNE NATIONAL FORREST HEADQUARTERS 3 MILES SOUTH OF NELSONVILLE ON US 33

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Archaeology Month begins Thur. Oct 8th from 5-6pm

Archaeology Month features speakers the first four weeks of October on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00pm.  All programs are free and open to the public! Refreshments are served and we encourage you to attend. No reservations needed- just come on in! This years featured speakers are: Oct 8 Josh McConaughy, Associate Director,

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ACHS&M 65 N. Court property for sale

IT’S OFFICIAL- The Athens County Historical Society and Museum will be moving to 24 W. State Street in early 2016! We have secured a buyer for our current location at 65 N. Court Street so plans are proceeding with the renovation and move of ACHS&M to the 1st Christian Church

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2nd Annual S.E. Ohio History Day at Burr Oak

WHAT: S.E. Ohio History Day WHERE:  Burr Oak Lodge WHEN:  Sunday, September 20th from 10-5:00pm Come join us for the 2nd Southeastern Ohio History Day!  Local history groups will be set up with information about history, genealogy, local events and more. Books, photographs, postcards, genealogy records and local artists items

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17th Annual Pawpaw Festival Sept. 11-13th

It’s almost that time of year again to head on out to Lake Snowden for the Annual Pawpaw Festival!  ACHS&M will have our gift shop items plus our large selection of Athens County related books. To go to the official Ohio Pawpaw Festival’s website  click here: Hours:  Friday, 4pm-midnight Saturday,

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Shawnee Four Winds Pouch Workshop

Join us Saturday, November 7th from 1-4pm for our Second Annual Native American craft-work series. This year our Museum Coordinator Bosha Green will be conducting the workshop on how to make a traditional Shawnee four winds pouch.  The Shawnee use leaves from certain trees as a pattern and construct this

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Athens County Antique Machinery Show

Lovers of old steam powered engines and machinery of yesteryear will want to visit Lake Snowden on September 26 & 27th  for the Antique machinery show put on by the Athens Antique Machinery Club. Admission $3.00 Per Day or $5.00 For Weekend Children 12 & under get in Free (Please

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July Brew Week Asylum Tour Dates

We have set up special tours of the Athens Asylum during Brew Week this year.  Our tour guide, George Eberts will take you on a fascinating journey into the lives of the Asylums patients. George also explains the architecture and mission of the Asylum though the decades. Join us on

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An Ode to the Humble Athens Brick

Emerson Thoreau’s thoughtful contemplation on the history of the bricks of Athens. Thoreau has put into words what great meaning our original brick streets have to the past and to the future The link below will take you to a YouTube video created by Emerson Thoreau. Take a look- we

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ACHS&M’s Spring Open house May 8th!

 FRIDAY, MAY 8TH, 5-8pm. Call your friends and neighbors and bring them to the Spring Open House at your ACHS&M! We are going to have the entire building open to the public so here’s your chance to see the “back of the house” and experience all that your historical society,

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