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SEOHC Fall and Winter Events

Family Fun Days are back at the History Center! Visit us on October 29th from 12pm-2pm and enjoy a variety of fun events! Apple cider, pumpkin painting, candy, and more!   SEOHC is so happy to welcome Sharon Hatfield back for an updated presentation on Jonathan Koons and Mount Nebo! Join us on November 3rd […]

86 Reasons: Artist Talk

In a box filled with grass, a small sculpture of a woman with three broken masks on her face and four more ceramic masks on the lid of the box, while a medicine box of early psychiatric medicine in vials sits beside it.

Artist Talk with Kim Chapman Friday, September 16 5:30 to 7:00 PM Join Cleveland sculptor Kimberly Chapman on Friday, September 16 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Southeast Ohio History Center for a docent-led tour of her exhibition Eighty-Six Reasons for Asylum Admission. This will be the last time to see the exhibit before it closes. […]

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 the grounds and cemeteries. Learn […]

Art and Artifacts: Eighty-Six Reasons Exhibit Opening

Join us July 7th for our latest exhibit opening! Artist Kimberly Chapman’s work will be showcased at SOHC in companionship with artifacts from the Athens Asylum, which are part of our collections. Chapman’s Eighty-Six Reasons is an exploration of the way early asylums treated women. As this exhibit is centered on the Eighty-Six Reasons women were […]

Night at the Museum

A poster from the Night at the Museum showing the Southeast Ohio History Center at night with a Crescent Moon

Who will you meet at Night at the Museum? Night at the Museum will be a fun, interactive family event at the Southeast Ohio History Center on May 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Our goal is to showcase our region’s rich cultural and racial diversity through first person interpretation of some of its storied […]

From Farm to Table Exhibit Opening

From Farm to Table is on display now at the History Center! This exhibit, in collaboration with the Athens Farmers Market, celebrates the rich agriculture and food culture of our region. We’ve put some of our favorite artifacts on display, including a fanning mill used for winnowing grain that was used on a farm in […]

The General and Dennis James at SOHC!

Join us Wednesday, April 13th and enjoy our showing of The General, along with Dennis James’s accompaniment on the organ! Famed actor Buster Keaton produced and starred in this 1927 silent film. It is widely regarded as a highly entertaining movie that was inspired by a true story. The General combines fact and fiction- events […]

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 advocate, George Eberts, for an […]

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors

On November 5, 2021, the History Center’s organ will sing out as renowned professional organist, Dennis James accompanies the 1922 silent film, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors. This family-friendly event will feature classic movie snacks, and a red carpet! Costumes are encouraged! Tickets Prices: SOHC Members and Students: $15 General Admission: $20 Family Bundle (4 […]

OhioHealth Virtual Event Video!

OhioHealth Virtual Event now on Youtube! This summer, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital is celebrating 100 years of service to residents of southeast Ohio. The past century has been marked by rapid advancements in medicine as well as growth within the city of Athens and surrounding communities. We invite you to join Dr. Gary Cordingley, the Southeast […]