Columbus Historical Society

History Lesson: The history of Columbus’ most famed ‘lost’ restaurant – The Kahiki

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: The history of Columbus’ most famed ‘lost’ restaurant – The Kahiki

Many restaurants that have their roots in Columbus have made significant contributions to American culture. Marzetti’s salad dressing is the offshoot of a popular downtown eatery that was known for – you guessed it – salad dressing. Bob Evans began right here in town and is still operating from South High Street. Cries of “Where’s […]

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History Lesson: The growth of Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: The growth of Nationwide Children’s Hospital

On Sunday June 10th, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a community-wide celebration and will officially open the new wing on June 20! According to U.S. News and World Report (with data obtained from the American Hospital Association as recently as April 2012) Nationwide Children’s Hospital is ranked nationally in 10 pediatric specialties and is a […]

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History Lesson: Irish in Columbus

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Irish in Columbus

Happy St Patrick’s Day! This is the day when everyone is Irish or at least claims to be. There are some deep Irish roots in Columbus and Central Ohio and like our city’s origins, they begin with Lucas Sullivant. Lucas’ Grandfather was Daniel Sullivan – without a “T” – who emigrated from County Cork in […]

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Own a piece of history with the Columbus Montage Print

Anne Evans Anne Evans Own a piece of history with the Columbus Montage Print

A new art print celebrating 200 years of Columbus history is now available. The Columbus Montage was envisioned by Joe Genco of Community Creations Inc. His company creates montages for many cities across the nation. He approached The Columbus Historical Society with the idea of doing a montage of Columbus to celebrate the Bicentennial. They […]

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Photo Review: Columbus Historical Society’s new space at COSI

Anne Evans Anne Evans Photo Review: Columbus Historical Society’s new space at COSI

The Columbus Historical Society unveiled their new space inside of COSI on Tuesday night. The new space gives them a prominent location for the community to visit and take in the exhibits of Columbus history. Opening night included a celebration of cakes (donated by Giant Eagle), dancers, zoo animals and singers. Visitors also viewed a […]

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Congrats to Elizabeth Lessner, 2012 Arch Award Winner

Walker Evans Walker Evans Congrats to Elizabeth Lessner, 2012 Arch Award Winner

Last night, the Columbus Historical Society celebrated the 200th birthday of The City of Columbus, in addition to celebrating the opening of their new exhibit space inside COSI. The event included live entertainment, cake, music and a viewing party for the new WOSU Neighborhoods: Downtown/Franklinton documentary. Columbus Underground was also on hand to continue the […]

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History Lesson: Columbus Historical Society Unveils New Space at COSI and Continues Columbus’ Bicentennial Celebration

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Columbus Historical Society Unveils New Space at COSI and Continues Columbus’ Bicentennial Celebration

Happy Birthday Columbus! Tuesday February 14th is a day that we at the Columbus Historical Society have been looking forward to for years and we are so excited to open up the doors of our new home at COSI! This landmark day for the city of Columbus is a benchmark for CHS as well and […]

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