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Welcome to the southeast ohio history center!

Explore. Engage. Experience.

We Preserve, Share, & Champion The Unique History & Culture of Southeast Ohio

Current Exhibit

The Southeast Ohio History Center has a rotating exhibit floor, so there is always something new to explore. We are dedicated to sharing the stories of the Southeast Ohio region, and we are excited to share our current exhibit with you. 

Events & Programs

There is always something happening at the History Center! Explore our history with our expert guided tours, engage with our exhibits through our programming, or experience Southeast Ohio History at our family-friendly activities.

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Our Resources

We have many resources and services available at the Southeast Ohio History Center that help us to better share our history, assist educators, and help researchers.


The History Center makes available high-quality digital files for many artifacts in its collection. To secure permission for image use, please contact our Curator of Collections.


If you are doing genealogy research that includes ancestors from Athens County, Ohio, we hope you find this site informative and helpful.


Library volunteers conduct record searches for those who need help researching genealogy or local history at $15/hour.


Our Levering Library Catalog is a searchable database of the resources available at the Southeast Ohio History Center located at 24 West State Street in uptown Athens, Ohio.


We love student groups at the Southeast Ohio History Center, and we love coming to visit, too! We have special history programming and materials for teachers available.


We are lucky to live in a region so passionate about its history. We have compiled a few helpful links that will take you to other local history museums and online resources.

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Squirrel Invasion

Invading Hordes of Squirrels? If it happened, it hasn’t happened recently. Nonetheless, many local county histories recall stories of hordes of squirrels swarming over farmland

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Tom Talks

Tom O’Grady is the Southeast Ohio History Center’s Director of Outreach and Director Emeritus. Tom is a walking archive of our regional history and the articles allow him to share that knowledge with all of us!  

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