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Here you can browse or search all of the exhibits, events, media, news, and blog posts we have ever posted on our site. We now conduct most of our news on our Facebook page rather than on our blog, so please follow us there for current updates.

Squirrel Invasion

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 […]

SEOHC Fall and Winter Events

Family Fun Days are back at the History Center! Visit us on October 29th from 12pm-2pm and enjoy a variety of fun events! Apple cider, pumpkin painting, candy, and more!   SEOHC is so happy to welcome Sharon Hatfield back for an updated presentation on Jonathan Koons and Mount Nebo! Join us on November 3rd […]

86 Reasons: Artist Talk

Artist Talk with Kim Chapman Friday, September 16 5:30 to 7:00 PM Join Cleveland sculptor Kimberly Chapman on Friday, September 16 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Southeast Ohio History Center for a docent-led tour of her exhibition Eighty-Six Reasons for Asylum Admission. This will be the last time to see the exhibit before it closes. […]

Tom O’Grady: A Voice for Voiceless History

Join us on Thursday, August 25th at 5:30pm to participate in a discussion about the importance of historic preservation. Tom O’Grady- a lifelong voice for natural, cultural, and historic preservation- will speak on his four decades spent working as a voice for the preservation of the Athens Asylum. We invite everyone to attend- admission is free and the doors will open at 5:00.

Art and Artifacts: Eighty-Six Reasons Exhibit Opening

Join us July 7th for our latest exhibit opening! Artist Kimberly Chapman’s work will be showcased at SOHC in companionship with artifacts from the Athens Asylum, which are part of our collections. Chapman’s Eighty-Six Reasons is an exploration of the way early asylums treated women. As this exhibit is centered on the Eighty-Six Reasons women were […]

SOHC Upcoming Closures

Hello friends! The History Center will have a few changes to our hours in the next week. We will be closed on 5/28/22 for Memorial Day weekend. SOHC will close early (1PM) on June 1st and be closed all day Saturday, June 4th, for our annual meeting. These updates are also posted to Facebook and […]

Night at the Museum

Who will you meet at Night at the Museum? Night at the Museum will be a fun, interactive family event at the Southeast Ohio History Center on May 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Our goal is to showcase our region’s rich cultural and racial diversity through first person interpretation of some of its storied […]

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors

On November 5, 2021, the History Center’s organ will sing out as renowned professional organist, Dennis James accompanies the 1922 silent film, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors. This family-friendly event will feature classic movie snacks, and a red carpet! Costumes are encouraged! Tickets Prices: SOHC Members and Students: $15 General Admission: $20 Family Bundle (4 […]

Booker T. Washington Historical Marker Dedication

On 18 October 2008 an historical marker was dedicated in Athens, Ohio, in front of the house on W. Washington Street where Booker T. Washington married his second wife, Olivia Davidson. The copy from the reads thus: Front In this house, on 11 August 1886, famed African-American educator Booker T. Washington married Olivia A. Davidson. […]

COVID-19 History Project

At the Southeast Ohio History Center, we believe that our region’s history is significant and worthy of preservation. We also know that history starts today. Amid the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak of 2019-2020, the Southeast Ohio History Center is collecting stories from the region of southeast Ohio and Appalachia, including oral histories, photographs, video recordings, diaries, letters, […]

10,000 Feet for Freedom: Ohio’s 1912 Women’s Suffrage Parade – March 26, 2020 5:30PM to 7:30PM

  Join us at the History Center on Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5:30PM-7:30PM In 1850-1851, the men of Ohio held a Constitutional Convention. They thought the 1802 Constitution needed updating. Ohio women agreed whole-heartily. They immediately convened four equal suffrage conventions in Columbiana, Morgan, and Morrow counties. They collected petitions containing 2,106 signatures from twelve […]

Finding Manasseh with Ann Fidler – Thursday, February 20 5:30PM-7:30PM

  Join us at the History Center on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 5:30PM-7:30PM. To date, Manasseh Cutler’s life has been rendered selectively by proud descendants or glancingly by historians using broad strokes. What is missing is a full and frank account of a man who was by turns brilliant, anxious, curious, vain, mischievous, downhearted, and […]