help us preserve columbus history!

We want to thank you for your continued support and dedication to the Columbus Historical Society. With your continued support, this year we have been able to:

  • Host over 30,000 guests in our free museum, at events, programs, and city tours;
  • Provide student interns from the state and around the country with invaluable work experience;
  • Collaborate with local partners and organizations for the Poindexter Village: A Portrait in Stories and the Red Cross of Central Ohio: A Century of Service exhibits;
  • And much, much more!

Next year will be a time of exciting change. We will be leaving our offices at COSI and moving to a new location. We will be sharing more about our move and new programs and events in the coming weeks.

As the only organization solely focusing on Central Ohio history, our mission to preserve and promote Columbus and Central Ohio history remains as critical as ever.

Would you consider making a special year-end donation? Your tax-deductible donations will have an immediate impact and enables us to continue serving the community through historical information, research, and exhibits.

Thank you for your continued patronage and we look forward to an exciting 2017!


Our patronage contributors receive additional discounts, invitations and acknowledgements in Columbus Historical Society newsletters and publications. To make a contribution online, please click the type of donation you'd like to make. You will be redirected to our secure online payment system, powered by PayPal. At this page, you will be able to finalize your donation and provide us with your personal information.

Make a donation to our collection

Add your single artifact or large collection to our collections and take your place in history! If you have artifacts that you believe will enhance the Columbus Historical Society’s collection, please fill out this form.


Benefits of membership include bi-annual newsletters, periodic e-updates, free or discounted admission to programs, discounts on publications, and discounts on tours and exhibits. Even better, future generations will know that you helped to preserve Columbus history. You'll also be able to meet a group of like-minded friends with which to share and learn the history of our city.

Ready to join? To begin online registration, please click the type of membership you'd like to purchase. You will be redirected to our secure online payment system, powered by PayPal. At this page, you will be able to pay your membership fee.  We will contact you for your personal information. If you would prefer to join using a check or money order, click here to download our membership form. This form can be mailed in to: Columbus Historical Society, 717 West Town Street, Columbus, OH 43222.

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