Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum -2 TOURS October 27, 2019

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum October 27, 2019 2:00PM & 4:00PM 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

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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum – October 20, 2019

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum October 20, 2019 2:00PM 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

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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum – October 13, 2019

    Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum October 13, 2019 2:00 PM 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

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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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The Community Within With Ric Sheffield – Thursday August 22, 2019 5:30PM

Many rural areas in Ohio have long-established black communities that are often invisible to the larger white communities in which they reside. This program relates the adventure of reclaiming the lost history of African Americans in Knox County, Ohio while explaining the benefits of including minority populations within celebrations of

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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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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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Brew Week 2019 Schedule of Tours

Brew Week 2019 Schedule of Tours It’s time again to dust off that beer stein and get ready for a whole bunch of excellent craft brews! This year we here at the Southeast Ohio History Center are offering 3 additional Athens Asylum Walking Tour Dates. During Brew Week the gift

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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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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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2018 Southeast Ohio History Center Annual Meeting June 24th

2018 Southeast Ohio History Center Annual Meeting Clay Haus Restaurant, 123 West Main Street, Somerset, Ohio June 24th from 1:30pm-3:30pm The members of the Southeast Ohio History Center and Athens Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting held this year in Somerset,

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“The Athens Asylum- 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” OPEN NOW!

For 150 years, the Athens Asylum has been one of our region’s most notable institutions and complex of buildings. Construction began in 1868.  The original cost of construction was $621,000 (equivalent to $15 million today). This facility was not just a hospital. It was its own small community consisting of

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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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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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