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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“Growing Up In Athens” Memories/Stories needed soon!

REMINDER- PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR STORY OR MEMORY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE-  We were shooting for the end of December but we realized that this time of year is hard for everyone to find the time to shop/bake/work so we’ve extended the cut-off date for getting your stories/memories in.  We will

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The Fall 2014 Bulletin~

The fall 2014 Bulletin is due out the beginning of September so look for your paper copy in the mail and your electronic version via email. There are a lot of people researching Surnames so remember to give them a look and see if you can provide genealogy info to

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Featured in the Summer Bulletin~

The Summer edition of The Bulletin is coming! If you’re not already receiving the Bulletin, ACHS&M’s quarterly newsletter,you’re really missing out on a lot of good reading and information. There is a wonderful article on The “Traction Car” shown that went from Franks Bait Shop on the west side of

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