May 19, 2018
Armory Day will also include a free admission day at the Southeast Ohio History Center, where members of the public will be able to see the exhibit Three Thousand Miles from Home: Southeastern Ohioans in the First World War, sample foods from the era, and enjoy live music.
Athens Armory on Court Street
Our event will feature an honor guard and living historians portraying Ohioans in World War I.
Athens Armory Day this Saturday May 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Saturday, May 19, 2018
The event will feature the unveiling of an Ohio Historical Marker commemorating the Athens Armory, its historical significance, and the stories of those soldiers who used the building. The Athens Armory was built for the Ohio National guard before the First World War and was used by local soldiers during mobilization. During the war, the Ladies Aid Society and other groups used the building to support the war effort.
Starting at 10:00am, living historians will be at the Athens Armory, located at the northern end of Court Street, and the dedication ceremony will begin at 11:00am. The exhibit will be at the Southeast Ohio History Center at 24 West State Street which will be open until 4:00pm.
This event is organized in partnership by the City of Athens, the Athens City Historic Preservation Commission, the Southeast Ohio History Center, and Ohio History Connection.