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        Happy Holidays from the Board and Staff at the Southeast Ohio History Center. The History Center offices will close Friday, December 20, 2019 at 4 PM and Open on January 2, 2020 10 AM. The Museum and Store will close at 4 PM  on December 21, 2019 and Reopen on January […]


BLACK FRIDAY 10- 4 while supplies last. Growing Up In Athens Package $75 IN-STORE ONLY . This package includes the Growing Up In Athens book, that will not be reprinted, History Center Tote Bag, Mike’s Book-A sketchbook of Athens, Athens Then and Now. VERY LIMITED SUPPLIES. NO ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS TAKEN.

Speaker Series – Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics: the Ohio KKK in the 1920s

For our fifth installment in the Landscape of Community Speaker Series, the Southeast Ohio History Center welcomes William Trollinger of the University of Dayton on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:30PM. Having virtually disappeared in the late nineteenth century, the Ku Klux Klan exploded onto the national in the early 1920s, with perhaps five million […]

Fort Gower Historic Marker Dedication – November 10, 2019

Join the Southeast Ohio History Center for our first marker dedication! The marker commemorates the site of Fort Gower and the signing of the Fort Gower Resolves on Sunday November 10, 2019 at 2:00PM. The marker will be placed in the cemetery across from the Hockingport United Methodist Church located at 28821 Pavillion St Hockingport, […]

The Community Within With Ric Sheffield – Thursday August 22, 2019 5:30PM

Many rural areas in Ohio have long-established black communities that are often invisible to the larger white communities in which they reside. This program relates the adventure of reclaiming the lost history of African Americans in Knox County, Ohio while explaining the benefits of including minority populations within celebrations of heritage and sharing strategies for […]

Genealogy Open House June 30th

Please come join us on Saturday, June 30th from 11:00am to 1:00pm for a day of learning how to look for long-lost ancestors, find out where you come from and why the genealogy craze has taken the country! Programs like “Who do You Think You Are?”, “Find your Roots” and “Genealogy Roadshow” have people wanting […]

Genealogy Program set for Monday, April 16th

Monday, April 16th from 7-8pm join guest speaker Tracy Hanning and the Athens County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society to learn more about the Hanings/Hanning families of Athens and Meigs County. Admission and parking is free for this program. For more information, call 740-592-2280