Southeast Ohio History Logo with four outlines of Ohio together at the point to create a compass with the words "Southeast Ohio History Center" in a circle around it.

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 […]

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 […]

SOHC Upcoming Closures

Hello friends! The History Center will have a few changes to our hours in the next week. We will be closed on 5/28/22 for Memorial Day weekend. SOHC will close early (1PM) on June 1st and be closed all day Saturday, June 4th, for our annual meeting. These updates are also posted to Facebook and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ohio University promotional film, 1930s

Silent B&W film containing scenes on the campus of Ohio University and in the City of Athens, Ohio, in the very early 1930s.    

Booker T. Washington Historical Marker Dedication

On 18 October 2008 an historical marker was dedicated in Athens, Ohio, in front of the house on W. Washington Street where Booker T. Washington married his second wife, Olivia Davidson. The copy from the reads thus: Front In this house, on 11 August 1886, famed African-American educator Booker T. Washington married Olivia A. Davidson. […]