86 Reasons: Artist Talk

Artist Talk with Kim Chapman Friday, September 16 5:30 to 7:00 PM Join Cleveland sculptor Kimberly Chapman on Friday, September 16 from 5:30 to 7:00

Read more

Outdoor Walking Tours of the Historic Asylum Grounds

2022 Asylum Tour Dates! Are you looking for an outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy? SOHC is happy to announce our list of

Read more

Art and Artifacts: Eighty-Six Reasons Exhibit Opening

Join us July 7th for our latest exhibit opening! Artist Kimberly Chapman’s work will be showcased at SOHC in companionship with artifacts from the Athens

Read more

SOHC Upcoming Closures

Hello friends! The History Center will have a few changes to our hours in the next week. We will be closed on 5/28/22 for Memorial

Read more

Night at the Museum

Who will you meet at Night at the Museum? Night at the Museum will be a fun, interactive family event at the Southeast Ohio History

Read more

From Farm to Table Exhibit Opening

From Farm to Table is on display now at the History Center! This exhibit, in collaboration with the Athens Farmers Market, celebrates the rich agriculture

Read more

The General and Dennis James at SOHC!

Join us Wednesday, April 13th and enjoy our showing of The General, along with Dennis James’s accompaniment on the organ! Famed actor Buster Keaton produced

Read more

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum

November 2021 Asylum Tour with George Eberts! Are you looking for an outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy? SOHC is happy to announce

Read more

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors

On November 5, 2021, the History Center’s organ will sing out as renowned professional organist, Dennis James accompanies the 1922 silent film, Nosferatu: A Symphony

Read more

OhioHealth Virtual Event Video!

OhioHealth Virtual Event now on Youtube! This summer, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital is celebrating 100 years of service to residents of southeast Ohio. The past century

Read more

We’ve missed you! We’re looking forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday, August 12th!

  What an emotional ride these last few months have been. From all of us at the History Center, we hope that you are continuing

Read more

Ohio University promotional film, 1930s

Silent B&W film containing scenes on the campus of Ohio University and in the City of Athens, Ohio, in the very early 1930s. https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=q2cRdksD8OQ  

Read more

Booker T. Washington Historical Marker Dedication

On 18 October 2008 an historical marker was dedicated in Athens, Ohio, in front of the house on W. Washington Street where Booker T. Washington

Read more

COVID-19 History Project

At the Southeast Ohio History Center, we believe that our region’s history is significant and worthy of preservation. We also know that history starts today.

Read more

ALL MARCH EVENTS POSTPONED – History Center is Open

The History Center will remain open from 10:00 to 4:00, Wednesday through Saturday, and our Genealogy Library will be open Wednesday And Friday 10:00 to

Read more

History on Tap at Jackie O’s Taproom Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Who says history only belongs in a museum? Join Tom O’Grady and History Center staff members for a few pints with us as fellow history

Read more

10,000 Feet for Freedom: Ohio’s 1912 Women’s Suffrage Parade – March 26, 2020 5:30PM to 7:30PM

  Join us at the History Center on Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5:30PM-7:30PM In 1850-1851, the men of Ohio held a Constitutional Convention. They thought

Read more

Finding Manasseh with Ann Fidler – Thursday, February 20 5:30PM-7:30PM

  Join us at the History Center on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 5:30PM-7:30PM. To date, Manasseh Cutler’s life has been rendered selectively by proud descendants

Read more

History On Tap – February 11, 2020 5PM-7PM

Who says history only belongs in a museum? Join us on Tuesday, February 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Jackie O’s Taproom, 25 Campbell

Read more

HOLIDAY HOURS

        Happy Holidays from the Board and Staff at the Southeast Ohio History Center. The History Center offices will close Friday, December

Read more

NEW PRODUCTS

The Museum Gift Shop has added new items to the inventory. These are just a few items that we have added. Stop by today or

Read more

Historic Walking Tour Athens Asylum – December 15, 2019 2PM

  Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2019, just call us at

Read more

The Local Girls Concert – December 8, 2019 3:30 PM

                The Local Girls’ popularity is anything but local. The Athens, Ohio-based trio’s three-part harmony and engaging delivery

Read more

Speaker Series – December 12, 2019 5:30 PM Director of Arc of Appalachia to Speak About Ohio Forests at Southeast Ohio History Center

  Director of Arc of Appalachia to Speak About Ohio Forests at Southeast Ohio History Center The Southeast Ohio History Center is presenting the final installment of

Read more