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Field Trips, Programs, & Teaching Materials


School Groups are welcome at the southeast ohio history center!

Field Trips &
In-Class Programs

We love having school groups visit the history center, and we love coming to visit, too! Please fill out the inquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can to help you start planning your trip or our visit.

Living History Event
Students visit historic reenactors at a living history event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.

History Detectives

History Detectives is a hands-on artifact discovery program. Students learn the terms artifact, historian, and museum as they examine objects from our collection. Wearing curatorial gloves, students work together to discover the object’s use and place it on a timeline. For grades K – 8.

Mobile History Boxes

Through a generous grant from the Athens Foundation, historical period educational materials are available for loan at no cost from the Southeast Ohio History Center.

These “History Boxes” are plastic, damage resistant containers with removable lids and are small enough to be carried by the average person.

The boxes contain items such as; artifacts, books, clothing, music, photos and lesson plans for each of the following categories:

  • What made Athens County famous
  • Athens County Settlement
  • Childhood in the 19th century
  • Athens in the Civil War
  • Athens in WWII

Teachers, home educators, libraries and other organizations can check out these history boxes free of charge for a one week period.

A box with books, costumes, and artifacts intended for teachers