Athens Past in Athens Present







Athens Past in Athens Present, a project of the Athens County Historical Society and Museum in 2010, is a digitized slideshow/audio reel content that showcases a general history of Athens County with several before and after images. The show will be featured at the Athena Cinema on Court Street in Athens at 5pm on Thursday, July 25th.

The program was originally created in the 1970’s by local historian, Marj Stone, and was edited by the late Joanne Prisley. It was shown to elementary school students in the region. 

The Athens Past in Athens Present slideshow/audio reel originally used a Wollensak machine hooked up to a slide projector. On July 25th, you’ll see the world premiere of the digitized version of this gem. 


The production of the digital version of Athens Past in Athens Present was made possible by the talents of four Athens County volunteers, including: 


·       Doug Partusch, who provided the narration

·       Keith Newman, who provided professional recording of the narration

·       Terry Eiler, who provided professional photography consultation and digitalization and cleaning of the slides

·       Bruce Dalzell, who produced and performed the score

For more information about this program contact the Southeast Ohio History Center at 740-592-2280 or visit the website at

For more information:

Tom O’Grady

Southeast Ohio History Center

24 West State Street

Athens, Ohio  45701