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Squirrel Invasion

Army marches in formation down street in illustration

Invading Hordes of Squirrels? If it happened, it hasn’t happened recently. Nonetheless, many local county histories recall stories of hordes of squirrels swarming over farmland and devastating crops in 1800’s Ohio. The plague of squirrels was reportedly so great it caused famine and suffering. Some local histories report the population exploded in Kentucky and thousands […]

Pawpaw Festival Starts This Friday!

There’s a cool breeze in the air, which means we start thinking about the Pawpaw! Come celebrate Ohio’s largest indigenous native fruit. There are many educational booths, arts and crafts sales, live bands and some of the most wonderful tee shirts you’ll find all year! There is camping and a large pond available so if […]

Sidewalk Astronomy set for Sept. 3rd and 4th

Please join us for another installation of Sidewalk Astronomy at the Southeast Ohio History Center!  Future Astronomy Professor Ben Weiser will be our host for these viewings. The event will be held in front of the Museum at 24 West State Street in Athens on Sunday, Sept. 3rd and Monday, Sept. 4th.  Viewing starts at […]

Museum Store Closed till Grand Opening

The Museum Store (formally the Gift Shop) will be closed starting Friday, March 17th till our Grand Opening on April 15th. We will be rebuilding the exhibit, library and store space during this time and hope that you find the new spaces extraordinary and well worth the wait! You will find a new section of […]