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8th Annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon set for December 18th

The 8th Annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon will take place on December 18th, 2018 at the Ohio Statehouse. This event is presented by Heritage Ohio and Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area, and will celebrate the "inspiring practices" of people living and working in Appalachian Ohio. Tickets are now available for the event here. Come early (at 10:30 … Continue reading 8th Annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon set for December 18th

1st of Running Shawnee 1969 Photography Exhibits Unveiled June 9

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

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

Head to Columbus for Appalachian Heritage Luncheon @ the Statehouse

Register now (click here) for Appalachian Heritage Luncheon at the Statehouse! On Tuesday, December 12, Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area and Heritage Ohio will welcome honorees and guests to the Atrium at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to celebrate and reflect on Appalachian heritage and history. The list of honorees includes historic preservation organizations, cultural … Continue reading Head to Columbus for Appalachian Heritage Luncheon @ the Statehouse

Winding Road Network Moving Forward

Over 50 persons gathered at Burr Oak Lodge near Glouster for an "All-Sector Meet Up" in late October, meant to stimulate business and product development around The Winding Road: Ohio's Rising Appalachia (a sub-region of Ohio's Hill Country).  Organized by Winding Road stakeholders, Heritage Ohio and Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area, the event shared the … Continue reading Winding Road Network Moving Forward