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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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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