We’ve missed you! We’re looking forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday, August 12th!

  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

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10,000 Feet for Freedom: Ohio’s 1912 Women’s Suffrage Parade – March 26, 2020 5:30PM to 7:30PM

  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

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Finding Manasseh with Ann Fidler – Thursday, February 20 5:30PM-7:30PM

  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,

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History On Tap – February 11, 2020 5PM-7PM

Who says history only belongs in a museum? Join us on Tuesday, February 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Jackie O’s Taproom, 25 Campbell St., Athens OH, for a few pints with us as fellow history geeks!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Museum Store Closed till Grand Opening

The Museum Store (formally the Gift Shop) will be closed starting Friday, March 17th till our Grand Opening on April 15th. We will be rebuilding the exhibit, library and store space during this time and hope that you find the new spaces extraordinary and well worth the wait! You will

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