Library and Genealogy Center Update

For those of you who have patiently waited for our Research Library and Genealogy Center to reopen, we are proud to announce that we’re getting there.  Our librarian, John Cunningham has been working to re shelve all the books and get everything in order.  There is still a lot of

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Ribbon Cutting for The History Center

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Southeast Ohio History Center took place on Wednesday, April 12th!  With the support of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and the Athens Uptown Business Association, we had a great turnout and officially opened the new History Center. Thanks to all those that helped make

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Construction & Museum Store Update April 25th, 2017

We finally made it! With just a few last minute tweaks, phase 1 of the construction is now complete.  Our elevator is now working and will take you to each floor.  The entire building is ADA compliant and accessible.     Our “Great Hall” is ready for programs and concerts, as well

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2017 Schedule for Athens Asylum Walking Tours

Next Asylum Tour-  Sunday, May 21st 2-4pm. ALL ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00PM-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Tickets are $10.00 with a Southeast Ohio History Center/ACHS&M membership or $15.00 each for 12 and over. You can call us to prepay your tickets

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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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The Clock has arrived home again!

Thanks to many volunteers, our clock has been set in it’s new location on the corner of the new History Center! Although it was raining and in the 30’s to start the crew did a spectacular job of safely moving the clock Saturday, November 19, 2016.  The clock now is

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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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