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.

Construction & Museum Store Update February 5, 2018


We have finally settled into our new building, this is our new home for history.

Temporary office space during construction, otherwise known as “the Eagles nest”
ADA “family” restroom comes together
New platform around the annex
Floors being stripped and refinished on 1st floor
Floor of library space being reinforced to carry weight of bookshelves
The dreaded “sand pit” at the elevator location that required steel piers be drilled into bedrock 50 feet down to make an anchor for the elevator shaft.
Another shot of “the pit”
Where we came from- the reception area and exhibit space at 65 N. Court
Exhibit space at 65 N. Court
Elevator shaft taking shape
Special Collections area during construction
Moving day (one of many)
Prior to the annex being built



Before the renovation
After the renovation
New Museum Shop area

So, phase I of the project has ended. What hasn’t ended is our promise to you, the people of Southeast Ohio that we will work hard each and every day to improve, expand and bring Southeast Ohio’s history to life. Come and visit us and see what all this hard work has produced!

Thanks for sharing the ride!

Bosha Green, Museum Coordinator, Southeast Ohio History Center