Regional Brick Exhibit Showing Now

In the 1800’s, Bricks were the backbone of our region. Clay found in great abundance here in the Appalachian hills created the perfect location for brick factories, which sprung up in many places, with many faces. Made from Southeast Ohio is our new exhibit focused on all the different, unique

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Real Ghosts of the Athens Asylum

Thursday, October 18 6:00 PM How many ghosts can haunt a building at once? The Athens Asylum is consistently ranked near the top of the most haunted buildings in Ohio. Every year it draws thousands of visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of a ghost, but who are the real

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Book search now available online for The Levering Library and The Jim and Shirley Hayes Genealogy Center

You can now search for any of our books online through our new system. You can search by name, author, title or keyword. We will be adding additional searchable holdings in the future. To access the data bank, click here;  Library/Genealogy Book search: Some examples of the searchable books include:

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Remember These Great Old Time Toys?

These tin wind-up toys were the modern technology of the mid-century. Anyone from the Baby Boomer generation and back will remember playing with these great wind-up toys! We found a distributor who shops the world for vintage tin toys so we’ve stocked the shelves with all the great ones, from

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An Ode to the Humble Athens Brick

Emerson Thoreau’s thoughtful contemplation on the history of the bricks of Athens. Thoreau has put into words what great meaning our original brick streets have to the past and to the future The link below will take you to a YouTube video created by Emerson Thoreau. Take a look- we

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Growing Up in Athens- a huge success story~

When the committee for the Growing Up in Athens book project first met, we had no idea first, if we could even make this book happen, and second, that it would ever be as wildly popular as it has become.  We started out with 1100 books the week of Thanksgiving

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Access Historical Photos, Maps and Documents through Ohio Memory

We now have archived images that are available to you online! Through a partnership with the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, archival images from the Athens County Historical Society and Museum/Southeast Ohio History Center are accessible through The Ohio Memory Project. Ohio Memory Website Southeast Ohio

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Library and Genealogy Center Now Open!

The Library and Genealogy Research Center is now open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 2:00pm. We are working hard to add staff and volunteers to allow us to be open more hours to serve you, our welcome visitors! We continue to unpack and set up the last boxes

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Coolville History book now available!

The 5th edition of The History of Coolville is now available in the Museum Shop and by mail order.  After two years, the 5th edition is done and filled with additional information, great photos along with the historical information contained in previous editions. This new edition contains 155 pages and

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Award winning Gramma Gatewood book now available in our gift shop!

“When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike” is an inspiring story, imparting the notion that an action as basic as walking for pleasure could result in a feat for the record books.” — Booklist Named Best Nonfiction Picture Book of 2016 by School Library  Journal- It took her two tries, but

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50 Best Things to do in Athens

Love Athens? Want to find great things to do and places to eat? Then check out The 50 Best Things to Do in Athens, Ohio blog- and, of course, the Southeast Ohio History Center IS one of the best 50 things to do! Click here to read blog

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Mobile History Boxes Now Available For Loan From ACHS&M

Through a generous grant from the Athens Foundation, historical period educational materials are available for loan at no cost from the Southeast Ohio History Center. These “History Boxes” are plastic, damage resistant containers with removable lids and are small enough to be carried by the average person. The boxes contain

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Capturing Cemetery Images

Learn some tips and tricks for taking clearer, more readable images when photographing markers and memorials. Cell phone cameras and other digital equipment have made taking clear photos of grave markers and other memorial markers much easier. Still, there are some tricks and tips to get the best image possible.

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