Brew Week 2019 Schedule of Tours

Brew Week 2019 Schedule of Tours It’s time again to dust off that beer stein and get ready for a whole bunch of excellent craft brews! This year we here at the Southeast Ohio History Center are offering 3 additional Athens Asylum Walking Tour Dates. During Brew Week the gift

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Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners

  At the Southeast Ohio History Center, we believe that the preservation of local history nurtures personal and community identity, teaches critical skills and independent thinking, builds vital places to live and work, enhances economic improvement, engages citizens in community problem solving, inspires leadership, and helps build and preserve a

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Save the Date! Annual Meeting, Ice Cream Social, and Awards Ceremony

  Save the Date! Annual Meeting, Ice Cream Social, and Awards Ceremony Saturday, June 22, 2019 3:00 to 5:00 PM Rocky Community Room 29 Fayette Street, Nelsonville, Ohio Join us for our Annual Meeting as we celebrate the contributions of other organizations in southeast Ohio who are preserving our culture

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History On Tap, June 11, 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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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum with George Eberts

Sunday, May 12, 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 REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAYS OF EACH

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Exhibit Opening: Some of the People of Athens County 1967 to 1993

Friday, April 12, 2019 5:00 to 7:00 PM Join photographer Bob Devaney for an evening of stories and memories as we celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit, “Some of the People of Athens County 1967 to 1993.” From 1965 to 1969, Bob was a student at Ohio University. He

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History On Tap – April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9 5:00 to 7:30 PM Jackie O’s Taproom 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

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Our Town: Morgan County Premiere

Sunday, March 24 3:00 to 5:00 PM Twin Cities Opera House, McConnelsville Join WOUB for the premiere of the latest installment of the Emmy-award winning documentary series, Our Town. This year, the spotlight will focus on the stories of Morgan County, and what better place to hold the premiere than

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History on Tap

Tuesday, March 12 5:00 to 7:30 PM Jackie O’s Taproom 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

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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum

Walking Tour 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 REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAYS OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00PM-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for

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History On Tap – January 8, 2019

Who says history only belongs in a museum? Join us for History on Tap every second Tuesday of the month for lively discussions and a few pints with fellow history geeks! History on Tap at Jackie O’s Taproom Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:30 to 7:30 PM Join Tom O’Grady and

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The Local Girls Concert – December 16, 2018

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 at the White House, and provided music for

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December 16th, 2018: Schedule for Athens Asylum Walking Tour

Join us for our next Athens Asylum Walking Tour on Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 PM! 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

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Gingerbread Cookie Decorating at the History Center

The History Center is getting festive for the holidays! Join us on Thursday, December 6th during Uptown for the Holidays for an evening of gingerbread cookie decorating! Enjoy the beautiful gingerbread houses on display while you’re here! Cookie decorating will be available from 5:30PM to 8:30PM.  

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Future History of the Athens Asylum

November 15 – 6:00 PM Southeast Ohio History Center What will the asylum look like 150 years from today? For the sixth and final installment in our Athens Asylum Sesquicentennial Series, join Shawna Bolin, Assistant Vice President for University Planning and Joe Shields, Dean of the College of Arts and

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Athens Photo Project Familiar Places

New artwork from the Athens Photo Project (APP) is coming to Uptown Athens this weekend! Join APP in the celebration of two major art exhibitions opening this weekend. Familiar Places – The Annual APP Juried Exhibition will open at the Southeast Ohio History Center (24 W. State St.) on Friday,

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Tickets now on sale for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde accompanied by Dennis James

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, 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 evening, which promises to be entertaining, is the signature fundraising event for the History Center. Doors will open

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Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons

Wednesday, October 31st 5:00 to 7:00 PM Author Sharon Hatfield will talk about her new book, Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons, a fascinating story about a 19th century Athens County man who believed he could communicate with the dead. Hatfield’s book documents the larger story of Spiritualism

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Calling all bakers! The Southeast Ohio Gingerbread House Display and Competition is returning to the History Center!

Get your piping bags ready and your gingerbread in the oven! The Southeast Ohio History Center is proud to announce the new Southeast Ohio Gingerbread House Display and Competition. Click Here for Registration Form Rules: 1. Entries must be delivered to the Southeast Ohio History Center, 24 W. State Street,

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October 2018: Additional Athens Asylum Walking Tours

We have added additional dates for October. October 17th 4:00PM October 20th 3:00PM October 21st 2:00PM October 24th 4:00PM October 31st 4:00PM Tickets are $12.00 with a Southeast Ohio History Center membership or $15.00 each for 12 and over. You can call us to prepay your tickets with a credit/debit

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