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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Regional Brick Exhibit Showing Now

In the 1800’s, Bricks were the backbone of our region. Clay found in great abundance here in the Appalachian hills created the perfect location for brick factories, which sprung up in many places, with many faces. Made from Southeast Ohio is our new exhibit focused on all the different, unique

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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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Exhibits and Museum Store open hours during the holiday season

Exhibit Spaces and the Museum Store will be open Sundays from 1pm-5pm, and Thursdays noon to 8pm, November 26th through December 24th. Regular hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 4pm. We are closed on Mondays. Regular Thursday hours after December 24th are noon to 6:00pm. Athens, Ohio –

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