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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.

Lake Tight and Pre Glacial SE Ohio

Prior to the onset of the glacial periods the Allegheny Plateau had been drained by the giant Teays River, the main stem of a pre-glacial river system in this region of North America. The headwaters of the Teays was near the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge, at the edge of the Piedmont Plateau in North Carolina and Virginia. The Teays River drained much of what became West Virginia flowing westward toward the Ohio country. 

Hocking County’s Intricate & Complex History

How have the people who have resided within the boundaries of Hocking County, from thousands of years ago to present day, been impacted by the physical geography and geology around them? In what ways has the interconnectedness of different industrial eras within Logan and Hocking County built upon one other over time? And how have these eras have shaped the residents’ lives thus far?

Southeast Ohio History Center Staff Contribute to Invisible Ground Podcast

Our Executive Director, Jessica Cyders, and Director of Outreach, Tom O’Grady have contributed to and made appearances on The Invisible Ground Podcast. The Invisible Ground Project was started by Brian Koscho in 2021. It explores the history of Southeast Ohio communities by telling the stories of its people, places, and events. The multifaceted project includes […]

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. […]

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 […]

From Farm to Table Exhibit Opening

From Farm to Table is on display now at the History Center! This exhibit, in collaboration with the Athens Farmers Market, celebrates the rich agriculture and food culture of our region. We’ve put some of our favorite artifacts on display, including a fanning mill used for winnowing grain that was used on a farm in […]

The General and Dennis James at SOHC!

Join us Wednesday, April 13th and enjoy our showing of The General, along with Dennis James’s accompaniment on the organ! Famed actor Buster Keaton produced and starred in this 1927 silent film. It is widely regarded as a highly entertaining movie that was inspired by a true story. The General combines fact and fiction- events […]

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 […]

OhioHealth Virtual Event Video!

OhioHealth Virtual Event now on Youtube! This summer, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital is celebrating 100 years of service to residents of southeast Ohio. The past century has been marked by rapid advancements in medicine as well as growth within the city of Athens and surrounding communities. We invite you to join Dr. Gary Cordingley, the Southeast […]