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Take a look inside Engine House No. 5

Anne Evans Anne Evans Take a look inside Engine House No. 5

The restaurant that was Engine House No. 5 is one of the ‘Ghosts of Columbus Past‘ that has been brought up a few times when some reminisce. The restaurant closed in 1993 when its owner Chuck Muer was lost at sea with his wife Betty. It sat for a few years as the building owner […]

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At Home (April Fools Edition): The serene quiet of Columbus’ south side

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home (April Fools Edition): The serene quiet of Columbus’ south side

One of the most famed celebrities from Columbus during his time, Howard Thurston was a magician who earned the status of one of the world’s greatest. His act, “The Wonder Show of the Universe,” became an institution in America for close to thirty years. If you went to see his show, you not only saw […]

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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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Philanthropy Friday: Columbus’ Surprising Past

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: Columbus’ Surprising Past

How many Christopher Columbus statues are there in Columbus? What was the first tax for Columbus citizens? How did Columbus get its name? These are just a few of the questions that The Columbus Foundation’s Michael Wilkos has found surprising answers for. Wilkos, senior Community Research and Grants Management officer, was recently named Columbus’ #1 […]

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Update on Malabar Farm: Ohio’s Sustainable Agriculture Legacy at Risk

Manatee Manatee Update on Malabar Farm: Ohio’s Sustainable Agriculture Legacy at Risk

Today, “organic” and “sustainable” are agricultural buzzwords, and many Ohio farmers strive to farm in an ecologically responsible way. But the shadow side of this story is also well-known to us: it is becoming more and more economically challenging to live a full and happy life from cradle to grave in a rural Ohio town, […]

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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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