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History Lesson: Lucas Sullivant, Pioneer of Franklinton

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Lucas Sullivant, Pioneer of Franklinton

On February 14th, 2012, Columbus will turn 200 and our city is really preparing for a terrific celebration! But even before there was a city laid out on the eastern side of the Scioto River, there was Franklinton nestled in the river-bend on the west side of the Scioto…and before there could be a Franklinton, […]

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Seeking Nominations for Columbus Arch Award 2012

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The City of Columbus will be turning 200 years old on Tuesday, February 14th, and once again we’ll be celebrating the occasion by announcing the annual Arch Award at the Columbus Historical Society’s birthday celebration. This award recognizes an “up and coming” local person who is making modern day history in the city through their actions and contributions. Previous […]

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Columbus Historical Society Moving Into COSI

Anne Evans Anne Evans Columbus Historical Society Moving Into COSI

If you’ve always wanted to check out exhibits by The Columbus Historical Society but couldn’t make it to their space on Jefferson Avenue, you can rejoice because they will soon be housed in a permanent gallery space on the first floor at COSI. “The Columbus Historical Society is very excited about the expanded possibilities our […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Ohio Historical Society explores the 1950s

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: Ohio Historical Society explores the 1950s

Over the last century, the Ohio Historical Society (OHS) has collected more than three million artifacts in order to preserve and interpret the history of Ohio. So, it may surprise you that they are now hoping to receive more loans and donations of items from the 1950s for an upcoming exhibit on the exciting decade. […]

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GCAC Presents: Back in Business – Tree Lighting Returns to Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival

 Michael Ginnetti GCAC Presents: Back in Business – Tree Lighting Returns to Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival

After a short absence, the tradition of lighting up a holiday tree on Capitol Square will make its triumphant return to the Ohio Statehouse this holiday season. In fact, the 2011 Ohio Statehouse Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival will include the lighting of not one, but two holiday trees on the Statehouse grounds. The 96th […]

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History Lesson: Happy Birthday to Ohio’s Statehouse

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: Happy Birthday to Ohio’s Statehouse

Happy Birthday to our State House, which on November 15, 2011 will turn 150 years old! I think it is fair to make the argument that without Columbus being designated the Capital of Ohio on February 14, 1812, the development of our city would have proceeded very differently. In fact, it is possible that there […]

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GCAC Presents: Caravaggio. The Man. The Mystery. The Masterpiece.

Nancy Colvin Nancy Colvin GCAC Presents: Caravaggio. The Man. The Mystery. The Masterpiece.

Some paintings find their power in the stories they tell, others in the stories that are told about them. Caravaggio’s Ecce Homo (Behold the Man), on view exclusively at the Columbus Museum of Art, does both. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painted, partied and brawled his way into art history. His “larger than life” reputation at […]

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