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A marker in memory of Christopher Davis, who was lynched in 1881 by a mob of White men. The marker is on Mulberry Street in Athens, Ohio.

New Historical Marker Memorializes Man Lynched In Athens

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A new historical marker has been dedicated to a Black man from Athens County who was lynched in 1881. The marker sits on Mulberry Street in Athens, near the old South Bridge. It was installed Wednesday morning. A mob of approximately 30 White men lynched Davis the day before he was… Read More

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Statehood Day Open House


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Join us for Statehood Day on March 7 from 12 to 4 PM! The Ross County Historical Society Heritage Center, 45 West Fifth Street, Chillicothe, will be open 12 Noon to 4 PM. Featured will be a special one-day exhibit of Ohio statehood documents from the society’s archives, a special one-day display of sports memorabilia… Read More

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Athens Civil War Roundtable


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Athens Civil War Roundtable Everyone is welcome to attend a presentation by Steve Ball, of Columbus, to the Athens Civil War Roundtable. The program will feature American songs from just before and during the Civil War, illustrating popular opinion surrounding America’s bloodiest conflict. Several featured songs were written by women, contextualizing the rising prominence of… Read More

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The Story of Ohio’s Canals


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Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30pm. Featuring Tom O’Grady, surveyor, student and researcher of Ohio history, and Instructor of Observational Astronomy at Ohio University. Co-Sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau. Beginning in 1825, Ohio began constructing its canal system that eventually included nearly a thousand miles of channel and towpaths laced with stone locks… Read More

Master’s Apprentice | Phidias


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Become an apprentice to masters like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Georgia O’Keeffe, or Mary Cassatt. Each month children in grades four through six will investigate the art, style, and technique used by a different master artist, then they will create their own masterpiece. For each class, participants will earn apprentice rewards to add to their… Read More

History Behind the Mystery Tour- Part of the Winding Road Initiative


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HISTORY EMERGES FROM THE SHADOWS CAST BY EERIE SUPERNATURAL STORIES On lists and locations of haunted and supernatural regions, southeastern Ohio seems to frequently rise to the top. From the Moonville Tunnel, eerie structures at the Ridges, and “spooky” graveyards, the Hocking Valley has drawn attention from New Age practitioners and “ghost hunters” alike. But… Read More

Citizenship & Service: A Panel Discussion with Women Veterans


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Women make up nearly 10 percent of the U.S. veteran population and are the fastest growing group within the veteran community, yet they remain mostly invisible in society. In recognition of their service and the centennial of women’s suffrage, a group of community and Ohio University sponsors are holding a panel discussion with women veterans on… Read More

Inventor, Businessman, Activist: The Remarkable Life Of Ohio Valley Native Garrett Morgan

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On the night of July 24, 1916, a natural gas explosion near Cleveland trapped workers in a waterworks tunnel beneath Lake Erie. Rescuers sent in to recover the trapped men were themselves felled by “noxious fumes.” The Cleveland authorities knew just who to call: Garrett Morgan, an inventor who had recently given a demonstration of… Read More

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Solstice Watch


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One function of the large earthwork complexes, such as the one found at Marietta, was to track the passage of seasons through astronomical observations. Aligned along the parallel walls of “Sacra Via” is the winter solstice sunset. On December 21st at 4pm we will hold a solstice sunset watch at Sacra Via Park (between Third… Read More

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8th Annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon


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  Columbus, OH – Heritage Ohio and Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area will hold the eighth annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium, located at 1 Capitol Square. The luncheon’s focus is to give Appalachian businesses and organizations that have done remarkable work to the benefit… Read More

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Christmas Tea & Tour


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Come celebrate Christmas at The Castle. Enjoy Victorian Christmas sweets and tea with friends and family. A tour of The Castle decked out in all of its Christmas finery is included. Reservations required by December 11th.

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Gingerbread House Workshop


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Come celebrate the holiday season with gingerbread house making at The Castle! In this workshop, adults and kids (ages 8 and up) will be guided in making a gingerbread house of their own. Materials and instruction booklets provided. Seating is Limited. Reservations required by November 13th.

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“There Was Quiet Today:” 100yrs After WWI


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On November 11th, 1918 at 11:11am an armistice was declared ceasing the First World War. Embroiled in this conflict since April 1917, Americans served at home and overseas. When the U.S. went to war, Washington Countians went to war. Join us for a slate of activities including cemetery illumination and themed tours commemorating the end… Read More