Columbus Historical Society

Preserving, protecting, and promoting the history of Central Ohio.


We've been collecting, archiving, teaching, and exhibiting Columbus history for over
25 years. Come and visit our exhibit space located inside COSI or hop on one of  our
city tours around Downtown Columbus. A perfect day out!


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Two hundred years of history in under 3 hours! Travel through Downtown Columbus to hear stories of national significance, international intrigue and local history and lore.

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Last chance to see before leaving COSI on December 30, 2016! Poindexter Village: A Portrait in Stories celebrating the history, culture, stories, and achievements of the first Ohio public housing for the African American community from 1940-1960s.

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