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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September 29: 6th Annual Steampunk Spectacle

Lace up your corsets! Put on your top hats! Fasten your goggles! The 6th Annual Steampunk Spectacle is coming to Athens! The Steampunk Spectacle is a free, family-friendly celebration of the Victorian science fantasy genre. Daytime events will take place at the Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street, Athens from

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September 16: Schedule for Athens Asylum Walking Tours

Join us for our next Athens Asylum Walking Tour on Sunday, September 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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September 14: Ohio Open Doors Behind the Scenes Tour

Join History Center curator, Jessica Cyders, for a behind the scenes tour of our collections on Friday, September 14 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Tours leave from the front desk at 5:15 and 6:15. The History Center is proud to partner with the Ohio History Connection, the State Historic Preservation

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September 6: State Street Art Walk

Join us for another great evening of art and family activities on Thursday, September 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Gallery hop from Arts West, to the History Center, Casa Nueva, and Passion Works Studio. While you’re at the History Center, be sure to engage with Elise Mitchell Sanford’s beautiful exhibit,

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The Healing Landscape of the Athens Asylum with Dr. Katherine Ziff

Join us for the next installment of the Athens Asylum Sesquicentennial Speaker Series Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00 PM at the History Center!   The Athens Asylum rose from a landscape on which, two thousand years earlier, Native Americans known as the Adena built burial mounds deeply imbued with religious,

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Genealogy Open House June 30th

Please come join us on Saturday, June 30th from 11:00am to 1:00pm for a day of learning how to look for long-lost ancestors, find out where you come from and why the genealogy craze has taken the country! Programs like “Who do You Think You Are?”, “Find your Roots” and

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2018 Southeast Ohio History Center Annual Meeting June 24th

2018 Southeast Ohio History Center Annual Meeting Clay Haus Restaurant, 123 West Main Street, Somerset, Ohio June 24th from 1:30pm-3:30pm The members of the Southeast Ohio History Center and Athens Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting held this year in Somerset,

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The Art of Conflict: 2 Veterans Art Exhibit opens this Friday at the Majestic Gallery in Nelsonville

THE ART OF CONFLICT: 2 VETERANS USE OF ART DURING THE VIETNAM WAR Final Friday, May 25, 2018 Exhibit Opening 6PM-10PM Illustrations by Jon Jager Photography by Larry Burfield This exhibition will be comprised of illustrations and printed propaganda pieces of psychological operations (PsyOps) used in the war zone, contrasted

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Januarus MacGahan, Liberator of Bulgaria Festival set for June

Coming June 9th and 10th- The MacGahan Festival in New Lexington, Ohio   The MacGahan American Bulgarian Foundation was begun by a small contingent of Bulgarian Americans from the Akron/Cleveland area. They came to New Lexington to encourage the local people to begin a commemoration to perpetuate the memory of

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State Street Art Walk coming to the History Center

Join us Thursday, June 7th for the State Street Art Walk!  From 5:30pm to 8:30pm join us at the Southeast Ohio History Center to enjoy the art on display as well as art showing at Arts West, Casa Nueva and Passion Works Studio.  For more information go to Arts West

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Free Admission to Service Personnel and Families through Blue Star Museum program

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families each summer from Memorial

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The Many Phantoms of the Kirkbride Hospitals

Join us on June 23rd as the the Southeast Ohio History Center welcomes its third speaker in the Athens Asylum Sesquicentennial Series, Dr. Robert Kirkbride. The presentation will be at The Ridges Auditorium and will begin at 2:00pm. Parking is available in front of Lin Hall. For more information, call

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New Summer Hours for the Southeast Ohio History Center!

The Southeast Ohio History Center’s Exhibit space and Museum Store will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am-4:00pm during the summer beginning May 3, 2018. The Hayes Family Genealogy Research Center and the Levering Library are open on Wednesday and Friday only from 10:00am-2:00pm, or by appointment. Summer

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Film Debut of New Video Documentary on Rendville

Tonight at the Tecumseh Theater in Shawnee- “Rendville: Across the Color Line” is a new video documentary by Burr Beard, MFA student in Media Communication Arts at Ohio University. Under the tutelage of Professors Art Cromwell and Brian Plow, Beard completed this work during Spring Semester 2018. The film debuts

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“Our Town Athens” DVD by Evan Shaw available now

The highly anticipated “Our Town Athens” documentary is now available at the Southeast Ohio History Center. Southeast Ohio History Center board member Evan Shaw has done an amazing job of bringing the history of our town to life! This approximately one hour documentary follows the Native people as they migrated

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New Buckeye Trail book available by Norm Fox

We now have Norm Fox’s new book on the Buckeye Trail in our Museum Store and Online! Ohio’s Buckeye Trail is the longest loop hiking trail in the United States. Following wooded footpaths, multipurpose trails, canal towpaths, country roads, rivers, and lake shores, the Buckeye Trail offers access to the

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Online Museum Store Expanding

You can now purchase many of your favorite Museum Store items online! Find your Athens Asylum tee shirts, pint glasses, posters and books, Southeast Ohio related books and reference material Growing Up in Athens, A Collection of Memories book Local art work Exhibit items such as our Athens Asylum related

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“The Athens Asylum- 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” OPEN NOW!

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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Ancestry.com available now in Genealogy Library

The Jim and Shirley Hayes Genealogy Center is proud to announce that you can now research family history through Ancestry.com at our facility located at 24 W. State Street in Athens. You can access records, census records, birth/death/marriage records and much more. This information will be available in the library

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