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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Historic Walking Tour Athens Asylum – December 15, 2019 2PM

  Walking Tour 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! Tour the famous Athens Asylum during its sesquicentennial year (1868-2018). Meet at the Kennedy Museum of Art, in

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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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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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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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Brew Week – Historic Breweries Of Ohio

Join the Southeast Ohio History Center during Ohio Brew Week for a glance back at some of the early geography and history of brewing in the state of Ohio. Mason Chambers and Tom O’Grady will recall old breweries and old brands on Wednesday, July 17 at 5pm at the History

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History On Tap, June 11, 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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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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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum

Walking Tour 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 REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAYS OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00PM-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for

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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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Gingerbread Cookie Decorating at the History Center

The History Center is getting festive for the holidays! Join us on Thursday, December 6th during Uptown for the Holidays for an evening of gingerbread cookie decorating! Enjoy the beautiful gingerbread houses on display while you’re here! Cookie decorating will be available from 5:30PM to 8:30PM.  

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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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It’s Cookie Decorating Time Again!

Thursday, December 14th from 6-8pm join us for what has become a holiday tradition- decorating cookies at the History Center! Home made cookies will be provided along with icing, sprinkles and lots of encouragement! Come for a half an hour and make your own edible creations to eat, hang on

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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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