Goodale Park: Then and Now
Aug
15
7:00 pm19:00

Goodale Park: Then and Now

  • Goodale Park

Another walk through Goodale Park with park historian Terry Sherburn.  Sherburn will talk about park history and display placards bearing historic photos of the park to allow the group to compare then and now images with the way it looks today.  This second walk is the result of a popular June 1 event where demand exceeded the number of available spots.   

The event is free, but a RSVP to info@columbushistory.org is required to confirm your spot.

James A Willis- Central Ohio Legends & Lore
Sep
12
7:00 pm19:00

James A Willis- Central Ohio Legends & Lore

  • Columbus Historical Society

Central Ohio Legends & Lore author James A. Willis will give a talk about some of the area’s most haunted and notorious sites at the Columbus Historical Society.  He will sell and sign copies of his book afterwards.

The event is free, but registration is required as space is limited.  

Register

 

Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn
Sep
27
7:00 pm19:00

Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn

  • Columbus Historical Society

Author Bob Roman will talk about his book “Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn,” a recent release from the University of Akron Press that deals with the early days of both OSU football and OSU athletics. Books will be available for purchase and for him to sign.  

The event is free, but please RSVP to info@columbushistory.org to confirm your spot.

Tour of the Fisher House
Nov
9
7:00 pm19:00

Tour of the Fisher House

  • 695 Bryden Road Columbus, OH, 43205 United States

Tour of the Fisher House, 695 Bryden Road. Bob Hunter, CHS board member and author of Thurberville, will speak on James Thurber’s grandparents – William and Katherine Fisher, at their former home where the Thurber family sometimes lived. Lawrence Abramson, attorney with the Abramson and O’Connell law firm which currently occupies the house, will take the group on the tour of the house and talk about restoration of the structure.     

The event is free, but a RSVP to info@columbushistory.org is required to confirm your spot.


Historical Columbus Postcards Night
Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

Historical Columbus Postcards Night

  • Columbus Historical Society

Join CHS board member, author and Columbus postcard collector Dick Barrett to learn more about “Interesting and Historical Columbus Postcards.” Attendees are invited to bring their own postcards for evaluation, questions and possible swapping with other attendees. 

The event is free, but please RSVP to info@columbushistory.org to confirm your spot.

Annual Meeting and A Tale of Two Lost Landmarks: The Kelley Mansion and the Christopher Inn Program
Jun
22
6:45 pm18:45

Annual Meeting and A Tale of Two Lost Landmarks: The Kelley Mansion and the Christopher Inn Program

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library - Auditorium

A brief annual meeting of the CHS will be held in the auditorium of the downtown branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and will precede the program “A Tale of Two Lost Landmarks, the Kelley Mansion and the Christopher Inn,” in the same room. The annual meeting begins at 6:45.

Beginning at 7 pm, CHS board member Bob Hunter interviews retired local architect, Clyde Gosnell, about his design of the Christopher Inn and the destruction of the Kelley Mansion, the historic home which occupied the site before that.  Gosnell will show some artifacts from the historic, circular Broad Street hotel, which was torn down in 1988.   Gosnell was also instrumental in saving the Ohio Theater. 

Columbus Metropolitan Library, downtown branch, auditorium.

The event is free, but please RSVP to info@columbushistory.org to confirm your spot.

Tour of Cristo Rey Columbus High School-Sold Out
Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

Tour of Cristo Rey Columbus High School-Sold Out

Tour of Cristo Rey Columbus High School, a historic building once part of the downtown campus of the Ohio School for the Deaf.  Bob Loversidge, architect for the renovation of the building and an expert on historic renovation in Columbus, will help conduct the tour. CRCHS president Jim Foley will also talk about the school's mission and impact in the community.  A walk in the Topiary Park to the east of the school, former site of the main building of the old deaf school will conclude the tour.

This event is free, but space is limited.  Please RSVP at info@columbushistory.org.