It’s Cookie Decorating Time Again!

Thursday, December 14th from 6-8pm join us for what has become a holiday tradition- decorating cookies at the History Center! Home made cookies will be provided along with icing, sprinkles and lots of encouragement! Come for a half an hour and make your own edible creations to eat, hang on

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Exhibits and Museum Store open Sundays During Holiday Season

Exhibit Spaces and Museum Store will be open Sundays from 1pm-5pm, November 26th through December 24th. Athens, Ohio – November 17, 2017:  The Southeast Ohio History Center will open its doors on Sundays this holiday season to those looking for something fun to do or to purchase unique gifts with

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Growing Up in Athens Books Going Fast!

Thank you for the incredible interest in this wonderful book! We have a couple of hundred more copies to go around so get yours today! You can pick up your pre-ordered Growing Up in Athens books, or purchase a copy any Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 10-4pm, Thursday from Noon to

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2017/2018 Schedule for Athens Asylum Walking Tours

NEXT ASYLUM TOUR IS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, 2017 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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Joanne Prisley, Our Hero

In honor of the passing of our beloved Joanne Prisley, we found this Athens News article from 2008 and wanted to share it with all of you. To read the Athens News web page article please click here Athens News Original Article Joanne was an amazing woman, a boundless source

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Online History Shop Now Open

You can now purchase all your favorite History Shop items online! Find your Athens Asylum tee shirts, pint glasses, posters and books, Southeast Ohio related books and reference material Growing Up in Athens, A Collection of Memories book Local art work Brew Week and Ohio is HOME products and tee

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Regional Brick Exhibit Showing Now

In the 1800’s, Bricks were the backbone of our region. Clay found in great abundance here in the Appalachian hills created the perfect location for brick factories, which sprung up in many places, with many faces. Made from Southeast Ohio is our new exhibit focused on all the different, unique

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Library and Genealogy Center Now Open!

The Library and Genealogy Research Center is now open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 2:00pm. We are working hard to add staff and volunteers to allow us to be open more hours to serve you, our welcome visitors! We continue to unpack and set up the last boxes

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The Athens News 40th Anniversary Book is in stock now-

Ah, the memories- 40 years of Athens culture, as recorded by Athens only lasting free news paper The Athens A News. That’s “A” for alternative, which it very much was in the beginning years. The Athens News still has a long standing reputation for in depth, hard hitting news stories that

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The Ohio University Marching 110: 50 Years of Funk Exhibit Open Now!

  Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Most Exciting Band in the Land!  Whether you are an O.U. Alumni, a band fan or just love the music, there is an explosion of historic photos, memorabilia, videos, sound recordings, uniforms, instruments and much more to bring back that “Funk” to

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Book search now available online for The Levering Library and The Jim and Shirley Hayes Genealogy Center

You can now search for any of our books online through our new system. You can search by name, author, title or keyword. We will be adding additional searchable holdings in the future. To access the data bank, click here;  Library/Genealogy Book search: Some examples of the searchable books include:

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Coolville History book now available!

The 5th edition of The History of Coolville is now available in the Museum Shop and by mail order.  After two years, the 5th edition is done and filled with additional information, great photos along with the historical information contained in previous editions. This new edition contains 155 pages and

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Award winning Gramma Gatewood book now available in our gift shop!

“When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike” is an inspiring story, imparting the notion that an action as basic as walking for pleasure could result in a feat for the record books.” — Booklist Named Best Nonfiction Picture Book of 2016 by School Library  Journal- It took her two tries, but

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50 Best Things to do in Athens

Love Athens? Want to find great things to do and places to eat? Then check out The 50 Best Things to Do in Athens, Ohio blog- and, of course, the Southeast Ohio History Center IS one of the best 50 things to do! Click here to read blog

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Access Our Historical Photos through Ohio Memory

We now have archived images that are available to you online! Through a partnership with the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, archival images from the Athens County Historical Society and Museum/Southeast Ohio History Center are accessible through The Ohio Memory Project. Click on Browse Contributors, then

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Mobile History Boxes Now Available For Loan From ACHS&M

Through a generous grant from the Athens Foundation, historical period educational materials are available for loan at no cost from the Southeast Ohio History Center. These “History Boxes” are plastic, damage resistant containers with removable lids and are small enough to be carried by the average person. The boxes contain

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Capturing Cemetery Images

Learn some tips and tricks for taking clearer, more readable images when photographing markers and memorials. Cell phone cameras and other digital equipment have made taking clear photos of grave markers and other memorial markers much easier. Still, there are some tricks and tips to get the best image possible.

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