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 has won them fans across the Midwest and even at the White House. The Local Girls have opened for Chubby Checker, accompanied David Bromberg, performed

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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 its Landscape of Community 2019 Speaker Series on Thursday evening at 5:30pm on December 12th. Nancy Stranahan, the Director of the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System,

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BLACK FRIDAY ONLY SALE 10AM – 4PM

BLACK FRIDAY 10- 4 while supplies last. Growing Up In Athens Package $75 IN-STORE ONLY . This package includes the Growing Up In Athens book, that will not be reprinted, History Center Tote Bag, Mike’s Book-A sketchbook of Athens, Athens Then and Now. VERY LIMITED SUPPLIES. NO ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS TAKEN.

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Speaker Series – Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics: the Ohio KKK in the 1920s

For our fifth installment in the Landscape of Community Speaker Series, the Southeast Ohio History Center welcomes William Trollinger of the University of Dayton on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:30PM. Having virtually disappeared in the late nineteenth century, the Ku Klux Klan exploded onto the national in the early

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Fort Gower Historic Marker Dedication – November 10, 2019

Join the Southeast Ohio History Center for our first marker dedication! The marker commemorates the site of Fort Gower and the signing of the Fort Gower Resolves on Sunday November 10, 2019 at 2:00PM. The marker will be placed in the cemetery across from the Hockingport United Methodist Church located

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Annual Fundraiser Sponsors

Today is the day! The Hunchback of Notre Dame, silent Film and Organ concert with Dennis James. Tickets are still available at the front desk. $50 for Members and $60 for Non Members. A Huge Thanks to All Our Sponsors. Without your support this event wouldn’t be possible.  

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Hunchback of Notre Dame Silent Film/Organ Concert with Dennis James at Southeast Ohio History Center

On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, the Southeast Ohio History Center’s powerful pipe organ will sing out as renowned professional organist Dennis James performs the accompanying score of a classic silent film. The film for this event will be the 1923 classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Hollywood’s Man of a Thousand

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The National Register of Historic Places: Guidelines and Tips for Nominating Your Historic Site – October 17, 2019

Join us and guest speaker Tim Anderson on October 17, 2019 at 5:30 PM, at the Southeast Ohio History Center. The presentation will include an overview of the National Register for Historic Places, and will provide information on the nomination procedure and the various steps in the process, requirements for

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NIGHT Walking Tour Historic Athens Asylum – October 31, 2019 10:00PM

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum October 30, 2019 10:00 PM THIS IS A SPECIAL TOUR AT 10PM. LIMITED SPACE. TICKETS ARE $50 EACH You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2019, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! THIS

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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum – October 31, 2019

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum October 31, 2019 5:00PM You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2019, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! Tour the famous Athens Asylum during its sesquicentennial year (1868-2018). Meet at the Kennedy Museum

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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum – October 30, 2019

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum October 30, 2019 5:00PM You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2019, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! Tour the famous Athens Asylum during its sesquicentennial year (1868-2018). Meet at the Kennedy Museum

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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum -2 TOURS October 27, 2019

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum October 27, 2019 2:00PM & 4:00PM You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2019, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! Tour the famous Athens Asylum during its sesquicentennial year (1868-2018). Meet at the

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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum – October 20, 2019

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum October 20, 2019 2:00PM You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2019, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! Tour the famous Athens Asylum during its sesquicentennial year (1868-2018). Meet at the Kennedy Museum

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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum – October 13, 2019

    Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum October 13, 2019 2:00 PM You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2019, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! Tour the famous Athens Asylum during its sesquicentennial year (1868-2018). Meet at

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History on Tap – October 8, 2019

Who says history only belongs in a museum? Join us for History on Tap for lively discussions and a few pints with us as fellow history geeks! Join Tom O’Grady and History Center staff members for this monthly event to bring history to the masses! Come meet new friends and

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September Happenings

Join us for these exciting events during the month of September! Photo courtesy of Jackie O’s History on Tap at Jackie O’s Taproom Tuesday, September 10, 2019 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

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The Community Within With Ric Sheffield – Thursday August 22, 2019 5:30PM

Many rural areas in Ohio have long-established black communities that are often invisible to the larger white communities in which they reside. This program relates the adventure of reclaiming the lost history of African Americans in Knox County, Ohio while explaining the benefits of including minority populations within celebrations of

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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum with George Eberts

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum with George Eberts Sunday, August 11, 2019 2:00 to 4:00 PM Walking Tours of the Historic Athens Asylum You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2019, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL

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Brew Week – Moon Beer’s Eve

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the July 1969 lunar landing and Ohio Brew Week, George Eberts and Tom O’Grady, a couple of stargazers and veteran tipplers, will peruse the landscape of beers with a moonstruck moniker. Moon-themed brews will be available during the event!

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Brew Week – Historic Breweries Of Ohio

Join the Southeast Ohio History Center during Ohio Brew Week for a glance back at some of the early geography and history of brewing in the state of Ohio. Mason Chambers and Tom O’Grady will recall old breweries and old brands on Wednesday, July 17 at 5pm at the History

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