WWI Program Closing Address & Armistice Day Celebration
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

WWI Program Closing Address & Armistice Day Celebration

Join the Columbus Historical Society to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice marking the end of World War I.

Dr. Julie Mujic will discuss how communities make decisions about war monuments and the Columbus Historical Society’s efforts to uncover Columbus memory about WWI.

This event, co-sponsored with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, will conclude the Columbus Historical Society’s World War I Program in Fall 2018. Connect with us to learn more about the 2019 events schedule!

The event is free, but registration is required.

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THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY OHIO HUMANITIES, A STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.  ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PROGRAM DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.


"We Shall Remember Them" Program Sponsors

Ohio Humanities Council

Mainline Information Systems

"We Shall Remember Them" Event Sponsors

Apex Systems Inc.

Central Ohio Bottle Club

Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Tata Consultancy Services 

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Columbus Historical Society-Non Profit Tuesday at Platform Beer
Nov
6
to Nov 7

Columbus Historical Society-Non Profit Tuesday at Platform Beer

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Every Tuesday at Platform Beer Co - Columbus, the brewery supports one of the many amazing non profit organizations in Columbus. Coming up on November 6th, they're hosting the Columbus Historical Society!

$1 of every Platform Beer sold during the evening will directly support the historical society. So come down for one of Platform's unique craft brews and learn more about the excellent work being done at the Columbus Historical Society.

No reservation required!

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Columbus After WWI: Local Historians Consider WWI’s Impact at the Centennial
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Columbus After WWI: Local Historians Consider WWI’s Impact at the Centennial

Panel Moderator: Dr. Megan Threlkeld, Denison University

Panelists:

Jeff Darbee Historic Preservation Specialist, Benjamin D. Rickey & Co.

"Columbus Growing Outward"

Mr. Darbee will examine transportation changes in postwar Columbus (streetcars to automobiles) and the early expansion of the city outward to first-ring suburbs.

Barbara Powers Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Inventory & Registration, Ohio History Connection

"Peace, Prosperity = Urban Maturity, Modernism"

Ms. Powers will explore the development of downtown architecture between the wars, including skyscrapers, arts centers, and new civic buildings.

Dennis Keesee Author, Historian and Owner of Eagle Pizza in New Albany

"One Soldier's Thoughts: The Great War and World War II"

Mr. Keesee will share the story of a Columbus WWI soldier whose son fought in WWII, and their letters about the meaning and nature of war.

Nancy Recchie Historic Preservation Specialist, Benjamin D. Rickey & Co.

"Changing German Identity in Columbus"

Ms. Recchie will discuss how German Americans living in Columbus experienced the changes wrought on their community by the war.

The event is free, but registration is required.

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THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY OHIO HUMANITIES, A STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.  ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PROGRAM DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.

THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY OHIO HUMANITIES, A STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.  ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PROGRAM DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.


"We Shall Remember Them" Program Sponsors

Ohio Humanities Council

Mainline Information Systems

"We Shall Remember Them" Event Sponsors

Apex Systems Inc.

Central Ohio Bottle Club

Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Tata Consultancy Services 

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Billy Ireland and World War I
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Billy Ireland and World War I

Billy Ireland, the cartoonist for the Columbus Dispatch from 1898 until his death in 1935, had a weekly illustrated Sunday commentary page titled “The Passing Show,” which both reflected and influenced public opinion in our community. Lucy Shelton Caswell, Ireland's biographer and founding curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, will show examples of "The Passing Show" from 1914-18 that document life in Columbus during World War I. The event, which is being co-sponsored by Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, will be held at the auditorium of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 South Grant Avenue.

The event is free, but registration is required.

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Photo: Milton Caniff Collection, The Ohio State University, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY OHIO HUMANITIES, A STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.  ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PROGRAM DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.

THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY OHIO HUMANITIES, A STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.  ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PROGRAM DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.

"We Shall Remember Them" Program Sponsors

Ohio Humanities Council

Mainline Information Systems

"We Shall Remember Them" Event Sponsors

Apex Systems Inc.

Central Ohio Bottle Club

Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Tata Consultancy Services 

 

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Coffins and Gold Stars: The Stories of American Remembrance in the Aftermath of the Great War, 1919-1933
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Coffins and Gold Stars: The Stories of American Remembrance in the Aftermath of the Great War, 1919-1933

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Dr. Lisa Budreau will present the keynote address for Columbus Historical Society's World War I program. Her talk will focus on the saga of the war dead and the efforts of the living to honor their heroes. It’s a staggering, often-macabre tale steeped in the pathos and human drama of a democratic nation struggling to find meaning in the aftermath of World War I. Dr. Budreau will unravel the political and social dynamics of this venture as they unfolded from 1919 until the early 1930s and explore the development of the heritage landscapes that men created in an attempt to remember the apocalypse of their era.

The event is free, but registration is required.

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For additional information regarding our WWI exhibits and events, visit here.

THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY OHIO HUMANITIES, A STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.  ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PROGRAM DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.

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"We Shall Remember Them" Program Sponsor

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Open House with Gallery Talk
Sep
9
12:30 PM12:30

Open House with Gallery Talk

Join us for Open House hours to view our new WWI Exhibits, featuring a Gallery Talk by OSU professor David Steigerwald! He will speak at 2pm about Woodrow Wilson's goals for the Versailles Treaty and his stop in Columbus, Ohio, to promote it in 1919. Columbus was Wilson's first stop on his national campaign! Stop by our Open House at any point on Sunday or make plans to be there for Dr. Steigerwald's 2pm talk! He'll stick around afterward to answer questions too. See you on September 9!

Reservations are not required.

 

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Game Day Open House with Gallery Talk
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Game Day Open House with Gallery Talk

Join us for special Game Day Open House hours to view our exciting new WWI exhibits! Stop by at your convenience or plan your visit in order to hear our Gallery Talk at 10:30am! Susan Talbot-Stanaway will be at CHS to describe the heroic achievements of Columbus artist May Elizabeth Cook in surgical treatment and therapy for soldiers with facial injuries, entertainer Elsie Janis, and others in the context of the exhibition. She will also mingle and answer questions from guests. Swing by on the way to your tailgate!

O-H!

Reservations are not required.

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WWI Exhibits Grand Opening & Reception
Aug
30
5:30 PM17:30

WWI Exhibits Grand Opening & Reception

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Columbus Historical Society is thrilled to announce the Grand Opening & Reception for EIGHT new World War I Exhibits. We have been working hard on these exhibits and they shed light on the war in ways you have not seen before! Come explore the postwar world of Columbus, Ohio, and learn about what the veterans did when they returned, how the city honored its soldiers, and how the war changed the city forever.
We look forward to showing you around!

Registration is not required, but reservations appreciated.

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THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY OHIO HUMANITIES, A STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.  ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PROGRAM DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.

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