The collections department is available by appointment only. Southeast Ohio History Center is happy to assist researchers wishing to see stored artifacts and images. However, we ask that researchers make an advanced appointment so that staff has time to extract desired items and work with the researcher to properly handle fragile items.
The History Center makes available high-quality digital files for many artifacts in its collection. To secure permission for image use, please contact our Curator of Collections.
If you would like to make an artifact donation, please contact our Curator of Collections.
Contact: Jessica Cyders – firstname.lastname@example.org | 740-592-2280
Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM Monday to Friday
Our collection focuses mainly on Athens County References. However, we do have some reference works for Meigs, Hocking, Washington, and Vinton Counties. The Levering Library contains a collection of more than 6000 items.
Hours: 10 AM to 2 PM Wednesdays and Fridays
We are very lucky to have a wonderful team of volunteers who work at the library and help our patrons with questions and research regarding genealogy and local histories. Our volunteers are experts with our collections in the Genealogy Center and the Levering Library. An hourly fee is charged for research services, and all proceeds go toward the preservation and sharing of our collections.
We love having school groups visit the history center, and we love coming to visit, too! We also have mobile history boxes for teachers and special programming around local history.
Please browse the collection of publications available for purchase from the Athens County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
Tom O’Grady is our local history expert, Director of Outreach, and Director Emeritus of the Southeast Ohio History Center. Tom writes the official Southeast Ohio History Center Blog, “Tom Talks,” in which he highlights different stories from Southeast Ohio’s History.
We are lucky to live in a region with so many organizations and projects devoted to our state and local history. Here you will find several links to other valuable resources outside the Southeast Ohio History Center.
We are always building our list of history resources outside the center. If you think there is something that should be added to this list, let us know!