Sidewalk Astronomy set for Aug. 29 & 30th

Please join us for another installation of Sidewalk Astronomy at the Southeast Ohio History Center!  Future Astronomy Professor Ben Weiser will be our host for these viewings. The event will be held in front of the Museum at 24 West State Street in Athens on Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August

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Pawpaw Festival Time is Around the Corner!

There’s a cool breeze in the air, which means we start thinking about the Pawpaw! Come celebrate Ohio’s largest indigenous native fruit. There are many educational booths, arts and crafts sales, live bands and some of the most wonderful tee shirts you’ll find all year! There is camping and a

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Modern Quilts of the Early 1900’s with Meta Van Nostran

If you love quilts, you will not want to miss this program! Art Deco and Art Nouveau Quilts of the Early 1900’s, with Meta Van Nostran. Where:  Southeast Ohio History Center, 24 W. State Street, Athens, Ohio. When: Thursday, August 31st from 6:00-8:00pm  Admission is free to SEO History Center

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A Step Back In Time: What They Wore Fashion Show

Thursday, August 17th at 7:00pm join us at the Federal Valley Resource Center for the fashion show of the centuries! Clothing from 3 centuries will be modeled and displayed including uniforms from 3 wars, 2 local wedding dresses, evening and every day wear. This event is free for everyone and

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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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2017 Schedule for Athens Asylum Walking Tours

NEXT ASYLUM TOUR IS ON SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2-4PM New dates have been added in October! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00PM-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Tickets are $12.00 with a Southeast Ohio History Center/ACHS&M membership or $15.00 each for 12 and

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Traditional Quilt Show this summer at SEOHC

Transforming Traditions Quilt Exhibit showing now! Examines the changes in women’s roles in the United States during the first half of the 20th Century through the perspective of the quilts women created. New technologies, social reforms, rising patriotism, opportunities for entrepreneurship, women embraced all of these to transform the traditions

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Pre-sale begins June 20th for Growing up in Athens book!

Order yours today to help the final push towards publishing costs! Growing Up in Athens: A Collection of Memories is a gorgeous limited edition 8.5×11 full color 350-page coffee table book being published by Orange  Frazer Press, Wilmington, Ohio. This book is the culmination of two years of work by

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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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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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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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Time to Renew Your Kroger Rewards for ACHS&M

Time to Renew Enrollment in the Kroger Community Rewards Program . . . It is NOT done automatically each year! As you know, we get receive donations from the Kroger Company through our members who shop there IF they have enrolled and designated the ACHS&M as the recipient for rewards. 

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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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