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200Columbus is the year-long multi-phased event celebrating the city of Columbus Bicentennial. The goal for 200Columbus is a community that is more inspired, proud and engaged in their progress and the increasing vitality of Columbus. This will lead to a community that is better recognized locally and globally as one of the best places to live and work. More information can be found at www.200columbus.com.

200Columbus Program Concludes with Book Release and Time Capsule

Walker Evans Walker Evans 200Columbus Program Concludes with Book Release and Time Capsule

Local civic leaders gathered today at Columbus City Council Chambers to finalize the 200Columbus bicentennial initiative with a recap of accomplishments from the past year and a closing ceremony that included the curation of a bicentennial time capsule and the release of the Revealed: Columbus book. “We celebrated in 2012 the city’s birthday, but it […]

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200Columbus Wrap-up: The Bicentennial Celebration

Walker Evans Walker Evans 200Columbus Wrap-up: The Bicentennial Celebration

On January 1st, the 200Columbus bicentennial celebration officially ended, but the spirit of the program was designed to live on. We caught up with bicentennial organizers Jamie Green, Mike Brown and Sarah Bongiorno to find out their thoughts on how well the various 200Columbus events were attended, how the message of collaboration was received and […]

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Best Word to Describe 2012 in Columbus: Growth

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Word to Describe 2012 in Columbus: Growth

The Columbus of Columbus turned 200 years old in 2012, and we thought it might be fun to find out how our readers would describe the year by using just one word. This provided a lot of funny one-off answers including “crack-tactular”, “Columbawesomeness” and “The Gem of Ohio” (which technically isn’t one word). But many […]

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2012 Year in Review: Month by Month

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2012 Year in Review: Month by Month

The final day of the year is always a great time to reflect upon the happenings of the entire calendar year. And what a year it was! 2012 was an incredibly busy time in Columbus with a wide variety of announcements, grand openings, lively festivals, and other fun ways to fill your spare time week […]

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Best Public Art Display of 2012: Bicentennial Towers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Public Art Display of 2012: Bicentennial Towers

2012 was a good year for public art in Columbus. Multiple murals went up in various neighborhoods, and many installations were completed in Downtown Columbus through the Finding Time project, which celebrated the bicentennial. The one public art project that stood out as our readers’ favorite was the Bicentennial Towers sculpture by David Best. Four […]

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Favorite 200Columbus Moment of 2012: Red, White & Boom

Walker Evans Walker Evans Favorite 200Columbus Moment of 2012: Red, White & Boom

The City of Columbus officially turned 200 years young in 2012, and we celebrated that birthday all year long with a series of new events, amplified existing events, parties, galas and more. We asked our readers to pick their favorite celebratory moment from 2012, and the number one response was Red, White & Boom, the […]

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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: 2012: The Year in Photos

Nick George, The Columbus Foundation Nick George, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: 2012: The Year in Photos

2012 has been an incredible Bicentennial year in so many ways. The amazing acts of our community have highlighted the smart and open nature of Columbus. It was a truly inspiring year in philanthropy as well. More than 28,000 people worked together to make The Columbus Volunteer Challenge an astonishing success and an unprecedented $163.4 […]

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