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 Local art work Brew Week and Ohio is HOME products and tee shirts Exhibit items such as our Marching 110 “50

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The Cornwell Series presents~The Phantom of the Opera One Night Only Event!

Sunday, October 29th from 6:00-9:00pm the organ will sing out as The Phantom of the Opera will be played LIVE by renowned professional organist Dennis James to the 1925 Silent Film version of The Phantom. Hearing the live pipe organ singing out the melodies of The Phantom will send chills

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2017 Schedule for Athens Asylum Walking Tours

NEXT ASYLUM TOUR IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd. The next tour tickets available are on November 19, 2017. October 22nd, 2-4pm SOLD OUT October 22nd, 4:30-6:30pm SOLD OUT November 19th, 2-4pm December 17th, 2-4pm ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00PM-4:00PM UNLESS

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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 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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“Growing up in Athens” Book Launch Nov. 25th!

Please join us on November 25th from 5-7pm to celebrate the launch of Growing up in Athens!  We will have books for sale and many of the writers will be here so you’ll be able to get your book signed while enjoying selected readings and light refreshments. This event is

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You just gotta see this~

We’ve been working hard here at the History Center to bring original artwork, crafts and literature from our very talented and very exceptional local folks here to our museum store. As new pieces arrive, I get excited and want to share with you all that is new! So, I”m going

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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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