Family Fun Days are back at the History Center! Visit us on October 29th from 12pm-2pm and enjoy a variety of fun events! Apple cider, pumpkin painting, candy, and more! SEOHC is so happy to welcome Sharon Hatfield back for an updated presentation on Jonathan Koons and Mount Nebo!
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 PM at the Southeast Ohio History Center for a docent-led tour of her exhibition Eighty-Six Reasons for Asylum Admission. This will be the last time to see
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 dates for walking tours of the Athens Asylum! Join long-time Appalachian Behavioral Health employee and Athens Asylum advocate, George Eberts, for an engaging tour of
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 Asylum, which are part of our collections. Chapman’s Eighty-Six Reasons is an exploration of the way early asylums treated women. As this exhibit is centered on
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 Day weekend. SOHC will close early (1PM) on June 1st and be closed all day Saturday, June 4th, for our annual meeting. These updates are
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 Center on May 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Our goal is to showcase our region’s rich cultural and racial diversity through first person interpretation
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 and food culture of our region. We’ve put some of our favorite artifacts on display, including a fanning mill used for winnowing grain that was
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 and starred in this 1927 silent film. It is widely regarded as a highly entertaining movie that was inspired by a true story. The General
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 has been marked by rapid advancements in medicine as well as growth within the city of Athens and surrounding communities. We invite you to join
What an emotional ride these last few months have been. From all of us at the History Center, we hope that you are continuing to stay safe and healthy. We have certainly missed seeing you and we are thrilled to be reopening our doors on Wednesday, August 12th. We
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 married his second wife, Olivia Davidson. The copy from the reads thus: Front In this house, on 11 August 1886, famed African-American educator Booker T.
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. Amid the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak of 2019-2020, the Southeast Ohio History Center is collecting stories from the region of southeast Ohio and Appalachia, including oral histories,
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 2:00, but we have postponed our March events. As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio, we wanted you to know that
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 geeks as we bring history to the masses! Come meet new friends and share lively discussions every second Tuesday!
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 the 1802 Constitution needed updating. Ohio women agreed whole-heartily. They immediately convened four equal suffrage conventions in Columbiana, Morgan, and Morrow counties. They collected petitions
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 or glancingly by historians using broad strokes. What is missing is a full and frank account of a man who was by turns brilliant, anxious,