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 as housing some of our exhibits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our museum store (formerly known as “the gift shop”) is now better than ever!  Come in and see the wonderful new items including a line of custom etched glassware featuring designs that coincide with our exhibit themes.

EXHIBITS

Transforming Traditions tells the story of WWI era quilters and how the patterns, subject matter and materials changed along with the needs of the times.

 

Three Thousand Miles from Home is an exhibit of WWI stories of local men and their families during the turbulence of the war.

The Stuff of Dreams tells the amazing story of Athens Women in portraits by Elise Mitchell Sanford, who in 1990 started photographing women as their childhood heroes and heroines. Elise Mitchell Sanford is the founder of the Athens Photographic Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, the journey to take our beloved Athens County Historical Society and Museum to the next level and provide a premier historic space has ended.  What hasn’t ended is our promise to you, the people of Southeast Ohio that we will work hard each and every day to improve, expand and bring Southeast Ohio’s history to life. Come and visit us and see what all this hard work has produced!

 

Thanks for sharing the ride!

Bosha Green, Museum Coordinator, Southeast Ohio History Center