Walking Tour of Athens Asylum Aug. 21

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An opportunity to tour the famous Athens Asylum with longtime asylum employee and local Asylum expert George Eberts will be made available to the public Aug. 21.

Eberts will be leading an outdoor walking tour of the historic Asylum grounds and buildings. His insights on patient treatment throughout the asylum’s 140-year existence are peppered with stories, personal anecdotes, and hidden locations throughout the grounds.

With Eberts, learn about the history of the famed Kirkbride and other old buildings, the renowned landscaped grounds, historic cemeteries, and the evolution of mental health treatment from the inception of this storied institution until its closure a quarter century ago.

Tickets are $15 and spaces are limited.

For more information or to reserve a space on the tour contact Eli at the Southeast Ohio History Center at 740-592-2280. Be sure to dress for the weather. Tour will meet in front of Lin Hall (the Kennedy Museum of Art) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21.