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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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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HOLIDAY HOURS

        Happy Holidays from the Board and Staff at the Southeast Ohio History Center. The History Center offices will close Friday, December 20, 2019 at 4 PM and Open on January 2, 2020 10 AM. The Museum and Store will close at 4 PM  on December 21,

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NEW PRODUCTS

The Museum Gift Shop has added new items to the inventory. These are just a few items that we have added. Stop by today or visit the online store to make your purchase today. Take home a piece of history and support us while doing it. We have something for

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Speaker Series – December 12, 2019 5:30 PM Director of Arc of Appalachia to Speak About Ohio Forests at Southeast Ohio History Center

  Director of Arc of Appalachia to Speak About Ohio Forests at Southeast Ohio History Center The Southeast Ohio History Center is presenting the final installment of its Landscape of Community 2019 Speaker Series on Thursday evening at 5:30pm on December 12th. Nancy Stranahan, the Director of the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System,

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Speaker Series – Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics: the Ohio KKK in the 1920s

For our fifth installment in the Landscape of Community Speaker Series, the Southeast Ohio History Center welcomes William Trollinger of the University of Dayton on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:30PM. Having virtually disappeared in the late nineteenth century, the Ku Klux Klan exploded onto the national in the early

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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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NIGHT Walking Tour Historic Athens Asylum – October 31, 2019 10:00PM

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum October 30, 2019 10:00 PM THIS IS A SPECIAL TOUR AT 10PM. LIMITED SPACE. TICKETS ARE $50 EACH 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! THIS

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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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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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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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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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The Cornwell Series presents~The Phantom of the Opera One Night Only Event!

Sunday, October 29th from 6:00-9:00pm the organ will sing out as The Phantom of the Opera will be played LIVE by renowned professional organist Dennis James to the 1925 Silent Film version of The Phantom. Hearing the live pipe organ singing out the melodies of The Phantom will send chills

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