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WWI Exhibit Grand Opening

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Columbus Historical Society is thrilled to announce the Grand Opening & Reception for EIGHT new World War I Exhibits. We have been working hard on these exhibits and they shed light on the war in ways you have not seen before! Come explore the postwar world of Columbus, Ohio, and learn about […]

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Palace Theatre Tour

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Palace Theatre Tour

Todd Bemis, CAPA’s vice president of operations, will give an in-depth tour of the historic Palace Theatre, which opened on November, 8, 1926, as a Keith-Albee vaudeville house. Tours are limited to 25 persons, so the tour will be offered on successive nights. Please only register if you are certain you can attend as seating […]

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The Ancient American Indian Mounds of Central Ohio

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill The Ancient American Indian Mounds of Central Ohio

Brad Lepper, curator of archeology at the Ohio History Connection, will speak on the topic of central Ohio earthworks at the Shrum mound in Campbell Memorial Park, 3200 McKinley Avenue. Lepper, who writes a monthly archeology column in the Columbus Dispatch, will talk about the Shrum mound, which is named for the family who occupied […]

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Cromwell Dixon, Columbus’ First Professional Aviator

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Cromwell Dixon, Columbus’ First Professional Aviator

CHS board member and author Richard Barrett will speak on Dixon at the Columbus Historical Society. Dixon, who was born in California but moved to Columbus with his widowed mother as the age of two, became interested in airships (which we would call blimps today) at the age of twelve. He flew his first one […]

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Remembering Buckeye Steel Castings

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Remembering Buckeye Steel Castings

The old steel plant that has been both a long-time neighbor and provider for generations on the city’s south side will be torn down in late March and several long-time employees will share their memories of the plant and of their co-workers. The company’s lineage can be traced back to the Murray-Hayden foundry that produced […]

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Book Reading: Lost Restaurants of Central Ohio and Columbus

Anne Evans Anne Evans Book Reading: Lost Restaurants of Central Ohio and Columbus

Christine Hayes and Doug Motz, co-authors of the popular Lost Restaurants of Columbus, Ohio, will give a talk about their new book at the Columbus Historical Society. Hayes and Motz will discuss many go-to restaurants that have passed from the local dining scene, including eighteen destination restaurants in fifteen surrounding towns that are chronicled in their […]

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Columbus City Adventures Will Explore City’s Architecture, Development and History

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus City Adventures Will Explore City’s Architecture, Development and History

The creators of Columbus Food Adventures and Columbus Brew Adventures are introducing a new way to experience the city. Through a partnership with Jeff Lafever from the Columbus Historical Society, co-founders Andy Dehus and Bethia Woolf will offer opportunities to explore Columbus’ history, architecture and development through Columbus City Adventures. “It’s an exciting opportunity for […]

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