At Shawnee's Second Saturday celebration June 9, at 5:00, the first of several photographic exhibits documenting Shawnee in the year 1969, collected through collaboration between the Southeast Ohio History Center, Little Cities of Black Diamonds, and former Ohio University student and Athens Messenger photographer Ken Steinhoff, will be unveiled. This exhibit is free and open … Continue reading 1st of Running Shawnee 1969 Photography Exhibits Unveiled June 9
Millfield Mine Disaster Documentary Screening in Historic Shawnee May 16
The worst mine disaster in Ohio's history is the subject of a new documentary from local filmmaker Burr Beard.The short film documents a difficult time in local history, when the Sunday Creek Coal Company Mine Number 6, at the time considered one of the safest mines in the Hocking Valley coal fields, exploded, killing 82 … Continue reading Millfield Mine Disaster Documentary Screening in Historic Shawnee May 16
The 2018 Donor Drive is Underway!
Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area would not exist without the donated time and money of the people who are committed to sustainably improving this region and maintaining our connection to this land, its people and their past. It is the passion and volunteerism of so many people who are proud to live in Appalachian Ohio … Continue reading The 2018 Donor Drive is Underway!
The Irish in Ohio
This St. Patrick's Day, as some people honor certain traditions involving alcohol, some of it green, we return to the early 1800s, when thousands of Irish immigrants were crossing the Atlantic and settling in Ohio's hills and villages. In the first half of the 1800s, Irish immigrants, many of them fleeing the potato blight and … Continue reading The Irish in Ohio
What is Public History?
Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area has as its main goal the preservation of Ohio's Appalachian region and the cultural, environmental, recreational and economic assets that have shaped the lives of the people who lived here and driven the progress of our nation. Preservation may make one think of museums and historic sites meticulously maintained by … Continue reading What is Public History?
Another Successful Year at the Appalachian Heritage Luncheon
Tuesday, December 12, dozens of heritage enthusiasts gathered in the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to honor some shining examples of heritage preservation in Appalachian Ohio. As attendees enjoyed a tasty catered lunch, host and director of the Southeast Ohio History Center Tom O'Grady discussed the origins of American heritage that trace their … Continue reading Another Successful Year at the Appalachian Heritage Luncheon
Face Jugs: A mystery of history
Some parts of Appalachian Ohio hold some fascinating chapters of American history, but local potter Maddy Fraioli is bringing a story that stretches south beyond the Mason-Dixon right back to Shawnee, Ohio. Fraioli has been making pottery and stoneware in Muskingum County for years. With her husband, Howard Peller, she owned and operated Fioriware … Continue reading Face Jugs: A mystery of history
Wayne National Forest Wants Your Input
The Athens Ranger District of Wayne National Forest is asking for public comments on plans to build 1.8 miles of trail directly connecting the village of Shawnee with the Buckeye Trail and North Country Trail, and to add 6.4 miles of new trail. The plans would add a short, accessible loop around Tecumseh Lake and … Continue reading Wayne National Forest Wants Your Input