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Music has long been at the heart of Appalachian culture, dating well beyond the invention of Spotify, iTunes, the CD or even the phonograph. The Southeast Ohio History Center, keeping in line with its mission to “preserve and share Southeast Ohio’s unique cultural and natural heritage,” is planning to kick off their Spirits and Soul… Read More
Local Girls Community Christmas Concert at Southeast Ohio History Center The Southeast Ohio History Center is happily hosting The Local Girls Annual Community Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 10 at 2pm. The Local Girls accompanied David Bromberg, performed at the White House, and provided music for two award-winning series on NPR, as well as… Read More
Please join us as we celebrate the launch of “Growing Up Athens: a Collection of Memories” on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Southeast Ohio History Museum, 24 W. State Street. The book has been three years in the making, and programs at 3 p.m. will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase.
Saturday, Nov. 25 will mark the official launch party for the release of Growing Up Athens, a book that chronicles the experience of coming of age in the region through the documentation of over 250 individual stories. The event is planned from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southeast Ohio History Center (24 W…. Read More
There will be no Uptown for the Holidays Gingerbread House Competition and Display in 2017. The Southeast Ohio History Center will oversee the annual event in 2018. The competition was originated and overseen by Jan Hodson from 2013 to 2016. She is turning the competition over to the SOHC to improve the display and seek… Read More
Sunday, October 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the pipes of the great organ will sing out at the Southeast Ohio History Center! Renowned professional organist Dennis James will provide the sound backdrop to the 1925 silent film version of Phantom of the Opera. Hearing the live pipe organ singing out the melodies of The… Read More
April 15, 1917, Athens’ First Christian Church opened its doors. Exactly 100 years later, another institution, the Southeast Ohio History Center (SOHC), celebrated its grand opening on exactly the same day in that very historic building. Due to on-going construction, the grand opening served as a way to acquaint the public with the recently renovated… Read More