Athens County Historical Society And Museum

65 North Court Street
Athens, OH 45701


About us:
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...

Protects and displays historical treasures.

Mounts different major exhibits during the year.

Publishes histories, genealogical research aids and other books of historical interest.

Takes suitcase museums to county schools and provides special programs and tours for children at the museum.

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.

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