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Southeast Ohio History Center and WOUB Partner on COVID-19 History Project


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ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media is partnering with the Southeast Ohio History Center to capture history in the making. It’s called the COVID-19 History project. “Amid the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak, the Southeast Ohio History Center started online collection of stories from the region of southeast Ohio and Appalachia, including oral histories, photographs, video recordings, diaries,… 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

Jekyll and Hyde Event


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The Southeast Ohio History Center is Selling Tickets to its Signature Event Athens, Ohio – September 25, 2018:  On Sunday, October 28, 2018, the Southeast Ohio History Center’s powerful pipe organ will sing out as renowned professional organist Dennis James performs the accompanying score of a classic silent film. The evening, which promises to be entertaining,… Read More

SEO History Center’s Fundraiser to Feature Live Score of ’20s Horror Classic


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On Sunday, October 28, the Southeast Ohio History Center’s powerful pipe organ will sing out as renowned professional organist Dennis James performs the accompanying score of a classic silent film. The evening, which promises to be entertaining, is the signature fundraising event for the History Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a social… Read More

SEO History Center to Host 2018 Gingerbread House Display & Competition

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Athens is chock full of aesthetically stunning historic buildings and landmarks. The annual Gingerbread House Display and Competition that has been spotlighting some of these places since 2013 will return to the Southeast Ohio History Center on November 13 after a year’s hiatus in 2017. “What we really want to do is draw (bakers) not… Read More

The Real Ghosts of the Athens Asylum – Fifth installment of Athens Asylum Sesquicentennial Speaker Series


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The Real Ghosts of the Athens Asylum How many ghosts can haunt a building at once? The Athens Asylum is consistently ranked near the top of the most haunted buildings in Ohio. Every year it draws thousands of visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of a ghost, but who are the real people behind the… Read More

SEO History Center to Present “The Many Phantoms of the Kirkbride Hospitals” June 23

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As a part of their “Athens Asylum: 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” series, the Southeast Ohio History Center will present “The Many Phantoms of the Kirkbride Hospitals” on Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Ridges Auditorium (Building 23 on The Ridges campus in Athens, OH). The presentation will be led by Robert… Read More

Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project


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The School of Art + Design proudly presents the “Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project,” a historical tour, stories, film and panel discussion facilitated by Becky Chmielewski, at Seigfred Hall’s Mitchell Auditorium April 13 and 14. “The Legacy Walk,” will begin at Seigfred Hall on Friday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m. and conclude at Athens Uncorked by 7:30… Read More