Digging Deep into Coal

EVENT: JUNE 15 (9:30 AM-3PM) – OFF THE BEATEN PATH COMMUNITIES Local historian Rob Dishon leads this unique view of the coal mining region of southern Perry County. Visit several boomtowns and hear about the pre-history, boom-history, and post-boom period. The tour will begin in Shawnee and travel north to McCuneville, a town that has…

Sunday Afternoon: Perry County Farm Tours

EVENT: JUNE 2 – VISIT TWO FARMS IN ONE AFTERNOON CHEROKEE VALLEY BISON RANCHCherokee Valley Bison Ranch (1:00 PM) has over thirty bison on their fifty acre farm. Visitors will be able to see our national mammal close up, hear the history of the farm and bison in the area, as well as facts about…

Sunday Afternoon: Perry County Farm Tours

EVENT: JUNE 2 – VISIT TWO FARMS IN ONE AFTERNOON CHEROKEE VALLEY BISON RANCHCherokee Valley Bison Ranch (1:00 PM) has over thirty bison on their fifty acre farm. Visitors will be able to see our national mammal close up, hear the history of the farm and bison in the area, as well as facts about…

Glenford Stone Fort 2016 Tours June – September

    June – September 2016 Take a tour of the Ancient Adena and Hopewell Native American Settlement, Glenford Stone Fort. An interpretive guide will meet and escort visitors to see the hilltop enclosure that dates back 2,300 years. Until recently, Perry Counties Native American Settlements were kept secret because of being located on private land. …

2016 Fall Event – Labor’s Crossroads Tour

2016 Fall Date To Be Announced In 1869, an Intersection of destinies in the historic coalfields of SE Ohio transformed the face of organized labor and the lives of working men and women to this very day. Travel the path of early labor pioneers from canal and railroad eras. Follow the story of immigrant laborers…

2016 Fall Event – Ohio’s Clayground Past and Present Tour

2016 Date To Be Announced Artists in Perry County continue to mold the future from the bounty of the earth At The Clay Center of Ohio, Theresa Dolens and Lee Ungemach will host an exhibit of functional pottery and ceramic art by ceramic artists, clay production studios, and pottery manufacturers from throughout southeastern Ohio. Theresa,…

2016 Upcoming Event – Curtain Up For Encore Tour

2016 Date to be Announced Rocky Boot Parking Lot, Nelsonville, Ohio The smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd live on in the historic opera houses of southeast Ohio! History and entertainment come together in this fascinating behind the scenes look at the beautiful and historic Opera Houses of Nelsonville (Stuart’s Opera),…

2016 Upcoming Event – A Turtles View Tour

2016 Dates to be Announced  Additional tour dates available upon request. Burr Oak Lake, Dock #1, Dock #1 Road, Glouster, Ohio 45732 Along the shores and beneath the lake lie the remains of lost life stories that will emerge and complete this beautiful place call Burr Oak. The secrets of the valley will bubble up…

Stories of the Place Burr Oak Lake

The concept of a “Rising Appalachia” is one of a new attitude backed up by action. Burr Oak Lake, nestled in the rugged hills at the corners of Morgan, Athens and Perry Counties, is a prime example of this notion. Burr Oak State Park Lodge, closed in 2011 due to low usage and much needed…

2016 Upcoming Event – Know Your Farmer Know Your Food Tour

Perry SWCD 2016 Summer Tour Series – Dates to be Announced Dates to be selected.  Contact Steve Glade (740) 743-1325 for more information. Perry SWCD 109 East Gay Street Somerset, Ohio 43783 Knowing where and how your food is grown and produced leads to a happier lifestyle, creative cooking, and more people around the table. In…