The Pennsylvania Railroad in Columbus
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Pennsylvania Railroad in Columbus

CHS board member Ron Widman has studied the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad for over 50 years. He will share his knowledge about the company, which was once the largest corporation in the world and the largest employer in Columbus, in a talk and a PowerPoint demonstration.

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

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Tour of the Brickler & Eckler Law Building
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Tour of the Brickler & Eckler Law Building

The building at the southeast corner of State and Third streets, still referred to by many as the “Old Post Office,” was constructed between 1884 and 1887 to serve as both as the post office and to house federal offices and closed in 1907 in order be substantially enlarged. It reopened in 1912. A post office branch was still in operation in the building until 1975, Rich Simpson, the former Managing Partner of Bricker & Eckler LLP who oversaw the renovation of the building on behalf of the law firm, will conduct the tour.

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

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Columbus Historical Society Holiday Party & Open House
Dec
15
5:30 PM17:30

Columbus Historical Society Holiday Party & Open House

Please join us for a festive party to celebrate Columbus holidays through the years. Take a walk through our exhibits, enjoy refreshments, and hear about our 2018 plans. Come after work and bring your colleagues, friends, and family!

Free and open to the public!  Reservations are appreciated but not necessary.

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Authors Night
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Authors Night

Authors of local history books talk briefly about their work, sell and sign their books. A good chance for attendees to decide upon possible Christmas purchases for their friends and family members.

Featured authors for the evening include:

Sandra Latimer- Newsroom Buddies, A Working Friendship at United Press International
David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker- Carrying the Coal to Columbus
Doug Motz and Christine Hayes- Lost Restaurants of Columbus, Ohio
Bob Roman- Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn
Donald G. Rose- A Night of Horror
Curt Schieber- Columbus Beer, Recent Brewing and Deep Roots
Alex Tebben- Prohibition in Columbus, Ohio
James A. Willis- Central Ohio Legends & Lore
Bob Hunter- Thurberville

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

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Tour of the Old Central Presbyterian Church Building
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Tour of the Old Central Presbyterian Church Building

Tour of the old Central Presbyterian Church building at 132 South Third Street. CAPA vice chair Larry Fisher will lead a tour through the old church that was dedicated in 1859 as the Second Presbyterian Church and lost its 188-foot spire in a windstorm on May 5, 1887. Fisher will go over the plans that CAPA has for the historic, now-closed church as a concern venue.

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

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SOLD OUT: Tour of the Fisher House
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: Tour of the Fisher House

  • 695 Bryden Road Columbus, OH, 43205 United States (map)
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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 registration is required as space is limited.

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SOLD OUT: Tour of the Former Seneca Hotel
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: Tour of the Former Seneca Hotel

  • 367 East Broad Street Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)
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The Seneca Hotel was designed by noted Columbus architect Frank L. Packard, and opened in 1917, 100 years ago. Today, the 12-story Seneca is an apartment building and the manager has consented to give the Columbus Historical Society a tour of the building as it exists today.

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

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Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn

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 registration is required as space is limited.

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SOLD OUT: James A Willis- Central Ohio Legends & Lore
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT: James A Willis- Central Ohio Legends & Lore

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.  

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Columbus As Thurberville
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Columbus As Thurberville

The Thurber House? Author and Columbus Historical Society board member Bob Hunter talks about five other Thurber houses in the city in this program about James Thurber’s Columbus, the topic of his new book Thurberville. He will visit all five houses – and numerous other places associated with the famous humorist– in a PowerPoint slide show and will have books to sell and autograph. The event, at the new CHS facility at 719 West Town Street, is free.

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