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“Growing Up In Athens” Memories/Stories needed soon!


REMINDER- PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR STORY OR MEMORY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE-  We were shooting for the end of December but we realized that this time of year is hard for everyone to

find the time to shop/bake/work so we’ve extended the cut-off date for getting your stories/memories in.  We will be taking submissions into 2015 so work on your stories when you can

and have a great holiday season!


The “Growing Up in Athens Book Project” is a collaborative effort of the Athens County Historical Society, the Athens Community Arts, Parks and Recreation Department and a committee of Athenians dedicated to producing a book which showcases the stories, memories and poetry of Athens natives.

This project is open to anyone who grew up in Athens and the surrounding area.  If you would like to contribute your story, memory or poetry all you need to do is fill out a Participation Form and return it to the committee. You can also request to record an oral submission that will be recorded by one of the committee and transcribed.

Each memory will need your name, the year the story is taking place and the address or description of your childhood home or place in which the story is set. Please include any photos that would enhance your story.  It is helpful if you can scan them in high resolution and send them via email to If you wish to mail the photo we will scan it and return it to you if you wish.

If you would like to participate, please contact the committee at for forms or more information or go to their website at:

Participation forms will be available at the Athens County Public Library, Athens Community Center and the Athens County Historical Society & Museum.

Please watch our local newspapers for a “kick-off” event in October.  All you Athenians living out of town but that grew up here are encouraged to participate!

(The photo is of Lesa “Bosha” Green, our Museum Coordinator, committee member and memory contributor.)