Ohio State Football: The Forgotten Dawn
Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

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

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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Authors Night
Nov
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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

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

Goodale Park: Then and Now

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 registration is required as space is limited.

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

Historical Columbus Postcards Night

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.

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

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

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library - Auditorium (map)
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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.

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

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.  

 

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