SE Ohio History Day slated for Sept. 20

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GLOUSTER — Learn about the history of our region. Bring historic photographs and documents to be scanned for archival purposes. Hear speakers talk about local history topics. Obtain information from over a dozen local historical societies and heritage organizations from our region.

The Athens County Historical Society and Museum is sponsoring its second Southeast Ohio History Day at Burr Oak State Park Lodge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20.

David Snider, of the Perry County Historical Society, will talk about early Ohio history in this part of the state. Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Rooms of Athens County, Ohio will be presented by Sharon Hatfield, of Athens. Nancy Tatarek will introduce the history and voices of Appalachian Ohio coal towns. Robert Gordon, of Gallipolis, will be on hand with his African-American Trunk Show highlighting artifacts of the Jim Crow era. Other historical societies and genealogical chapters will be sharing exhibits as well.

Old photographs and documents will be scanned and the originals will be returned to the owner. This will provide the owner with photographic security in case of fire or flood or other disaster. A copy of the image will be retained for future reproduction. There will be a limit of four photos or documents per person.

The Southeast Ohio History Day event is free and open to the public.

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