2018 Schedule for Athens Asylum Walking Tours

NEXT ASYLUM TOUR IS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2018 You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00PM-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE

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“Architects of the Athens Asylum”- Schofield Architecture Program Coming in February

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:00pm, Executive Director Tom O’Grady will present; Architects of the Athens Asylum: The Architectural and Sculptural Legacy of Levi Tucker Scofield , a program that will focus on the extraordinary genius of architects Levi T. Schofield and Herman Haerlin. Where: Southeast Ohio History Center, 24

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Irish and Celtic music on board for the next ‘Spirits and Soul’ Concert Series Friday, March 2nd.

In honor of our Irish and Scottish immigrant ancestors, we will feature the melodic sounds of John Sherman and Randy Clepper. John Sherman and Randy Clepper are two acclaimed performers of Irish traditional music from central Ohio.  Both are consummate multi-instrumentalists, and together they perform arranged Irish and Celtic tunes

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“The Athens Asylum- 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” Exhibit Opens in March

For 150 years, the Athens Asylum has been one of our region’s most notable institutions and complex of buildings. Construction began in 1868.  The original cost of construction was $621,000 (equivalent to $15 million today). This facility was not just a hospital. It was its own small community consisting of

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Growing Up in Athens- a huge success story~

When the committee for the Growing Up in Athens book project first met, we had no idea first, if we could even make this book happen, and second, that it would ever be as wildly popular as it has become.  We started out with 1100 books the week of Thanksgiving

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