Saturday, March 3rd Last Day to see The Ohio University Marching 110 Exhibit!

  We will be closing out the Marching 110 exhibit in order to ready the museum for our new exhibit- The Athens Asylum, 150 of A Healing Landscape so please come and get your O.U. marching band pride on and visit before this great exhibit is gone!  110 exhibit related

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Irish and Celtic music on board for the next ‘Spirits and Soul’ Concert Series Friday, March 2nd.

In honor of our Irish and Scottish immigrant ancestors, we will feature the melodic sounds of John Sherman and Randy Clepper. John Sherman and Randy Clepper are two acclaimed performers of Irish traditional music from central Ohio.  Both are consummate multi-instrumentalists, and together they perform arranged Irish and Celtic tunes

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2018 Schedule for Athens Asylum Walking Tours

NEXT ASYLUM TOUR IS SUNDAY, MARCH 18th, 2018 You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00PM-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE

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“The Athens Asylum- 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” Exhibit Opens in March

For 150 years, the Athens Asylum has been one of our region’s most notable institutions and complex of buildings. Construction began in 1868.  The original cost of construction was $621,000 (equivalent to $15 million today). This facility was not just a hospital. It was its own small community consisting of

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It’s Cookie Decorating Time Again!

Thursday, December 14th from 6-8pm join us for what has become a holiday tradition- decorating cookies at the History Center! Home made cookies will be provided along with icing, sprinkles and lots of encouragement! Come for a half an hour and make your own edible creations to eat, hang on

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Exhibits and Museum Store open hours during the holiday season

Exhibit Spaces and the Museum Store will be open Sundays from 1pm-5pm, and Thursdays noon to 8pm, November 26th through December 24th. Regular hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 4pm. We are closed on Mondays. Regular Thursday hours after December 24th are noon to 6:00pm. Athens, Ohio –

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The Local Girls Annual Benefit Concert

Join the Local Girls with their special guest Sarah Hart on Sunday, December 10th starting at 2pm for their annual Christmas concert here at the History Center, 24 W. State St., Athens. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for 12 and under. Tickets sold at the door. Program will

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Regional Brick Exhibit Showing Now

In the 1800’s, Bricks were the backbone of our region. Clay found in great abundance here in the Appalachian hills created the perfect location for brick factories, which sprung up in many places, with many faces. Made from Southeast Ohio is our new exhibit focused on all the different, unique

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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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Traditional Crafts Day

On Saturday, October 14th, from 12-4pm the History Center will be taken over by traditional crafts of times gone by!  Return to the past and see how old time quilters, bucket makers and paper crafters practiced their art. From 5-7pm join Pat Quackenbush as he demonstrates 5000 Years of Beer

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Dancing in the Depths Steampunk Ball

Saturday, September 30th at the Athens Venue located at 29 E. Carpenter Street come enjoy a night of fantasy at the Steampunk Ball The festivities start at 7pm and go till 10pm. We’ll have refreshments and great music, costume contests and of course, dancing!! Admission is free and we’d love

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History Happy Hour Returns with Music and Trivia

Friday, September 22nd, 5-7pm come and enjoy 2 hours of great company, open mic music and history trivia games. Admission fee is free for members of SEOHC. Adults $7, Seniors, $5.  Beer and wine will be available for donations. Start your Friday night right with us! For more information call

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Calling all bird watchers!

Annual Chimney Swifts Count starts Sept. 8th. Come be a part of this fascinating event! Witness a local staging area for migrating Chimney Swifts before they depart to the Amazon basin for their winter vacation.  Dozens, sometimes hundreds of swifts congregate at nightfall and circle until they drop into area

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Sidewalk Astronomy set for Sept. 3rd and 4th

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 Sunday, Sept. 3rd and Monday,

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Brew Week 2017 Schedule of Events

Join us this July for a fun packed week of programs, events and tours for Brew Week! Here are our upcoming events:                                                                                                                                                                     Hocking Valley Brewing Co, open 1905-1919 History of Moonshine in Appalachia, featuring a real copper still.                                                                                                               Nelsonville, Ohio When:  Saturday, July

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2nd History Game Night Champions!

Oh yeah, we did it again! History Game Night entertained, amused and even occasionally stumped our esteemed panel of experts! The next Game Night will be held in May, so stay turned for the date and time! This weeks winners in the Jeopardy category are; Claire Shrontz, History Corp staff

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