Outdoor Walking Tours of the Historic Asylum Grounds

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

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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum

November 2021 Asylum Tour with George Eberts! Are you looking for an outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy? SOHC is happy to announce November’s walking tour of the Athens Asylum will be on Saturday, November 13th at 2:00 pm! Join long-time Appalachian Behavioral Health employee and Athens Asylum

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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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The Local Girls Concert – December 8, 2019 3:30 PM

                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

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Annual Fundraiser Sponsors

Today is the day! The Hunchback of Notre Dame, silent Film and Organ concert with Dennis James. Tickets are still available at the front desk. $50 for Members and $60 for Non Members. A Huge Thanks to All Our Sponsors. Without your support this event wouldn’t be possible.  

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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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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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History On Tap – January 8, 2019

Who says history only belongs in a museum? Join us for History on Tap every second Tuesday of the month for lively discussions and a few pints with fellow history geeks! History on Tap at Jackie O’s Taproom Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:30 to 7:30 PM Join Tom O’Grady and

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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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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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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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History Happy Hour Returns with Music and Trivia

Friday, September 22nd, 5-7pm come and enjoy 2 hours of great company, open mic music and history trivia games. Admission fee is free for members of SEOHC. Adults $7, Seniors, $5.  Beer and wine will be available for donations. Start your Friday night right with us! For more information call

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Pawpaw Festival Starts This Friday!

There’s a cool breeze in the air, which means we start thinking about the Pawpaw! Come celebrate Ohio’s largest indigenous native fruit. There are many educational booths, arts and crafts sales, live bands and some of the most wonderful tee shirts you’ll find all year! There is camping and a

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