Athens Asylum Conference a success!

Our first Asylum Conference was a great coming together of minds. We would like to thank the Ohio University Geography Department, the Planning and Space Management Department for co-sponsoring the event. Thanks also to our wonderful speakers; George Eberts, Tom O’Grady, Tom Walker, Katherine Ziff, Bob Loversidge, Shawna Bolin and

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NEW Giftshop items online at ShopAthensOhio.com

Go to:   http://shopathensohio.com/athens-historical-society/ We are very happy to announce that we have partnered with ShopAthensOhio.com to bring some of our more popular gift shop items to our online shoppers!  Shop Athens is a website dedicated to carrying Athens made products by local talent.  We encourage you to click on over

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“The Sky Has Fallen” New Museum Exhibit open Now

The Sky Has Fallen Troops, Turmoil, and Teargas Ohio University  1968-1970 The new exhibit is a black and white photographic display of images in Athens and at Ohio University during the spring of 1970. April and May of 2015 mark the 45th anniversary of the shootings at Kent State University,

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Commemoration of the end of the Civil War on the Courthouse steps

On April 9, 1865, rebel General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia. 150 years later, we are celebrating the closing phase of the war and the return home of Athens Countians who served their country. Friday, April 10, at 12:00pm at the Museum;  Athens

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Join The Friends of the Adena Mound Group

ACHS&M was given a piece of property to care for that holds an ancient Adena/Hopewell mound located in The Plains, Ohio. It was deeded to us in 1989 and we have been caring for it ever since. We have been very fortunate the last 3 years to have had the

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Barbara Powers Presentation on Packard Architecture

Join architectural historian Barbara Powers of the Ohio History Connection in examining several of the key buildings that defined nationally recognized Columbus architect Frank L. Packard and how Packard’s work reflects Ohio as a powerful political and industrial force. Thanks to the Athens Government Channel for providing us with this

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“Footsteps Through Heritage” Robert Gordon’s Black History Presentation

Robert Gordon’s presentation for ACHS&M given on February 25th is now available to view. Click here to watch!     “Footsteps Through Heritage” Trunk Show – Robert Gordon is a devoted collector of artifacts and memorabilia associated with the African American experience of the 19th and 20th centuries in America.

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“Footsteps Through Heritage” Robert Gordon’s Black History Presentation

Robert Gordon’s presentation for ACHS&M given on February 25th is now available to view.  Click here to watch! “Footsteps Through Heritage” Trunk Show – Robert Gordon is a devoted collector of artifacts and memorabilia associated with the African American experience of the 19th and 20th centuries in America. Mr. Gordon

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BREW WEEK TOURS ARE BACK!

We are happy to announce that our very popular pub&bar tours will be running from Friday, July 10th through Saturday, July 18th. We run 2 tours each day at: 1:00-2:30pm and 5:00-6:30pm. This years dates are: Friday, July 10th,   Saturday, July 11th,   Wednesday, July 15th,   Thursday, July 16th,   Friday, July

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Having Fun With Genealogy Program coming to ACHS&M

ACHS&M will welcome Genealogist and author Vicki Korn Niggemeyer on SATURDAY, JULY 18TH at 2:00PM here at the Museum for “Getting Creative with Genealogy,” a program that will help budding as well as seasoned genealogists find fun new ways of sharing family history. Vicki Korn Niggemeyer has written a book

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Links to Area Historical & Geneological Groups

This list is comprised of local area groups that are connected with history, genealogy and services for the southeastern Ohio region. If your organization would like to be featured on this list of local historical groups, please email Bosha at:   bosha@athenshistory.org The Southeast Ohio History Center http://www.athenshistory.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/athenshistory Perry

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The Newark Earthworks: One of the World’s Ancient Wonders

Here is the last program in our 5 part series for Archaeology Month. Dr. Bradley T. Lepper, Curator of Archaeology for the Ohio Historical Society, now known as the Ohio History Connection speaks about Hopewell culture and history. We thank the Ohio Humanities Council- a state affiliate of the National

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Gingerbread Cookie Decorating this Thursday at ACHS&M!

WHAT:  HOLIDAY COOKIE DECORATING WHEN: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11TH FROM 6-8P.M. WHERE: ATHENS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM Please bring the little ones (and big ones) to the Museum for our annual holiday cookie decorating event!  There will be a variety of cookies including the wonderful Gingerbread men for children to

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Athens Asylum Program by Katherine Ziff

WHERE:  ATHENS CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM WHEN: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH FROM 1-2pm On Sunday, November 9th from 1-2pm we will welcome Katherine Ziff, author of Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape.  Ms Ziff will discuss aspects of the “moral treatment” period in the history of mental

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Blennerhassett Island Archaeology program

Here is the forth program given here at ACHS&M for Archaeology Month.  Dr. Jerrel Anderson, Archaeological Curator of the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg, WV. spoke about the pre-historic and historic archaeological sites on the island and what was found. We hope you enjoy this and all our

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Gingerbread Houses now on display throughout uptown businesses

Thank you to all the wonderful bakers and artists who took part in the Gingerbread Contest this year!  They were all amazing and we look forward to next year. The entries have now been scattered amongst area businesses, so you can find them at: Court Street Cafe, 67 S. Court

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2014 Historic Homes Tour tickets on sale now!

WHAT: HISTORIC TOUR OF UPTOWN CHURCHES WITH STAINED GLASS ART FEATURED WHEN: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH FROM 1-4P.M. WHERE:   2 Court street, 24 W. State Street, 32 W. Carpenter Street, 38 N. College Street and 2 S. College Street Tickets available from ACHSM or churches during tour Visit Churches in any

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Archaeology Month program #2- The Great Circle Mound

  Here is the second program of Archaeology Month here at the Athens Co. Historical Society & Museum.  Dr. Brett Ruby is the Archaeologist at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. Dr. Ruby goes in depth about the recent progress made in recent field studies of The Great Circle Project at

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1897-1909 Athens Gazette available online!

Thanks to the Ohio History Connection, we can now access the Athens County Gazette from 1897 to 1909.   Information supplied by the Ohio History Connection- The Athens County Gazette collection includes 1897-1909. The Athens County Gazette was established in 1889 to serve residents of the city of Athens and

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Athens Asylum Tee Shirts on sale now!

 Athens Asylum T-Shirts and Posters   Original artwork, by local artist, Sandy Plunkett, promoting the preservation of the Athens Asylum has been incorporated on t-shirts and posters in an effort by local citizens to support the efforts of Ohio University and community leaders to re-purpose all of the historic buildings.

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