History on Tap – October 8, 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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September Happenings

Join us for these exciting events during the month of September! Photo courtesy of Jackie O’s History on Tap at Jackie O’s Taproom Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:00 to 7:00 PM Who says history only belongs in a museum? Join Tom O’Grady and History Center staff members for a few

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Brew Week – Moon Beer’s Eve

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the July 1969 lunar landing and Ohio Brew Week, George Eberts and Tom O’Grady, a couple of stargazers and veteran tipplers, will peruse the landscape of beers with a moonstruck moniker. Moon-themed brews will be available during the event!

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How Well Do You Know Athens?

If you were given questions about Athens Ohio, from the past and present, would you be able to answer them? How about 110 of them? The Uptown Athens Trivia Deck is a new card game meant to test both current students and alumni alike with 110 questions about Uptown Athens’

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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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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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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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Join us for Armory Day in Athens on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00am.

Please come and be part of the dedication marker celebration at the Athens Armory, located at the junction of North Court and East Carpenter Street on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00am. Athens News Article on Armory Dedication The event will feature the unveiling of an Ohio Historical Marker commemorating

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Spirits and Soul bring you Devilish Merry April 6th

This Friday it’s Devilish Merry live in concert here at the History Center! Come and have a great time with the awesome music of Devilish Merry and the most excellent spirits from Jackie O’s and Dutch Creek Winery. Doors open at 7:15, concert starts at 8pm and ends at 10pm.

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Saturday, March 3rd Last Day to see The Ohio University Marching 110 Exhibit!

  We will be closing out the Marching 110 exhibit in order to ready the museum for our new exhibit- The Athens Asylum, 150 of A Healing Landscape so please come and get your O.U. marching band pride on and visit before this great exhibit is gone!  110 exhibit related

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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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Congrats to Stephanie Goldsberry for finishing the Pappy Mitchell Puzzle!

We started a new trend here at the History Center during the holiday season- we put out a puzzle for visitors to try their hand at while here at the Center. Many worked on the puzzle during visits, some at events like concerts and others in their spare time. Stephanie

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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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“Growing up in Athens” Book Launch Nov. 25th!

Please join us on November 25th from 3-5pm to celebrate the launch of Growing up in Athens!  We will have books for sale and many of the writers will be here so you’ll be able to get your book signed while enjoying selected readings and light refreshments. This event is

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The Athens News 40th Anniversary Book is in stock now-

Ah, the memories- 40 years of Athens culture, as recorded by Athens only lasting free news paper The Athens A News. That’s “A” for alternative, which it very much was in the beginning years. The Athens News still has a long standing reputation for in depth, hard hitting news stories that

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Dancing in the Depths Steampunk Ball

Saturday, September 30th at the Athens Venue located at 29 E. Carpenter Street come enjoy a night of fantasy at the Steampunk Ball The festivities start at 7pm and go till 10pm. We’ll have refreshments and great music, costume contests and of course, dancing!! Admission is free and we’d love

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Sidewalk Astronomy set for Sept. 3rd and 4th

Please join us for another installation of Sidewalk Astronomy at the Southeast Ohio History Center!  Future Astronomy Professor Ben Weiser will be our host for these viewings. The event will be held in front of the Museum at 24 West State Street in Athens on Sunday, Sept. 3rd and Monday,

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Brew Week 2017 Schedule of Events

Join us this July for a fun packed week of programs, events and tours for Brew Week! Here are our upcoming events:                                                                                                                                                                     Hocking Valley Brewing Co, open 1905-1919 History of Moonshine in Appalachia, featuring a real copper still.                                                                                                               Nelsonville, Ohio When:  Saturday, July

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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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