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Athens County Historical Society & Museum

The Athens County Historical Society & Museum works to collect, preserve, and display items of historical nature and to promote the study, interpretation, and understanding of the history of Athens County and its people, and to provide an organizational structure for affiliations by groups with similar interests. We have over 40,000 items in our collection.

The Museum also has a library of local genealogy and histories. There is truly a wealth of knowledge here - and many friendly volunteers waiting to help. Please stop by.

The Society...
    * Mounts changing exhibits throughout the year
    * Protects and displays historical treasures
    * Works with county schools to provide tours to the museum
    * Provides special programs and tours for various groups, both young and older, at the museum
    * Publishes histories, genealogical research aids and other books of local and regional historical interest
    * Conducts family history workshops and provides genealogical research assistance
    * Provides assistance with historical projects and research.
    * Works closely with Ohio University, the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, the City of Athens and other organizations on historical projects

Address

The Athens County Historical Society & Museum
65 North Court Street

Athens, Ohio 45701

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 592-2280

E-mail Address(es)

adminasst@athenshistory.org

Hours

Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Special Hours: Also open by appointment

Website(s)

Homepage

Admission

FREE

Parking

FREE

Athens County Historical Society & Museum

The Athens County Historical Society & Museum works to collect, protect, exhibit, and educate the public about the material culture of Athens County

Partner Itineraries

  • Family Fun in Athens
    by Partner Author

    Show your family what fun REALLY means! Enjoy delectable eats, inspiring tours and activities, exciting haunts and so much more! Make your memories in Athens County!

    Day One:

    9:00 am       Breakfast at Village Bakery
    10:00 am     Kayaking at Strouds Run State Park
    11:30 am     Lunch at Brenen's Deli and Cafe
    1:00 pm       Take a ride on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
    3:30 pm       Horse Back Riding at Smoke Rise Ranch
    6:00 pm       Dinner at Casa Nueva
    7:30 pm       Final Friday's on the Square
    10:00 pm     Swimming at Hotel

    Day Two:

    9:00 am      Breakfast at Hotel
    10:00 am    Hiking at the Ridges
    11:00 am    Putt Putt at the Ridges
    12:00 pm    Lunch at O'Betty's Red Hot
    1:00 pm      Athens County Historical Society and Museum
    2:00 pm      Athens Community Center (swimming, volleyball, basketball...)
    5:30 pm      Dinner at Abrio's Brick Oven
    7:30 pm      Southern Ohio Copperheads Baseball Game

    For help planning your trip, call the ACCVB at 800-878-9767! Or visit AthensOhio.Com
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