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

Please join us on November 25th from 3-5pm 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 free and open to the public and will be held here at the Southeast Ohio History Center, 24 W. State Street, Athens, Ohio.

Pre-ordered books will be available for pick up at the Southeast Ohio History Center starting November 25th- not November 15th as printed on the order blanks and other material.

Due to extra pages/stories being added to the book, the delivery date was moved back a week. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause- we just wanted to make this book the best it can be!

Mail orders will be sent out after the 25th as well.Books will be for sale in the Museum Shop of the Southeast Ohio History Center starting November 27th, 2017. If we get the books in before these dates, we’ll post it here and let you know when they will be available!

You can pre-order your book prior to November 25th by calling us at 740-592-2280.

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 the Growing up in Athens committee who collected stories, poems, photographs, music and more! Stories from Athens area residents that will entertain, inspire and touch the hearts of all who call this community home! It is filled with unique photographs and the memories of folks who grew up in Athens spanning the 1920s through 2000s.

We are printing a limited number. There will be no reprinting. The book is $50 (includes tax) if picked up at the Southeast Ohio History Center, or $56 per/book if shipped within the Continental United States. Pick up starts Nov. 25th. All proceeds from sales go to benefit the Southeast Ohio History Center.


  • Email us at growingupinathens@gmail.com, and give us your postal address.
  • Come to or call the Southeast Ohio History Center where you can:
    • Pre-pay for books by check, cash or card during regular business hours:             
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm
    • Thursdays from noon to 6pm
    • Call the Southeast Ohio Center at 740-592-2280 and choose the “Gift Shop” option. You may place your order with a credit or debit card.
  • If you live locally, pick up an order form at Lamborn’s Studio, White’s Mill or the Southeast Ohio History Center at 24 W. State St. There is parking at all three locations.

.East State Street, 1965


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Crystal Pool, 1930’s