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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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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