Here's just some of the historical stories and treasures we've exhibited from our home at COSI over the years.
May 2016 to December 2016
POINDEXTER VILLAGE: A PORTRAIT IN STORIES
Celebratins the history, culture, stories, and achievements of the first Ohio public housing for the African American community from 1940-1960s. The village was named after Revered James Preston Poindexter, who was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, served as clergyman at the Second Baptist Church in Columbus for 40 years. A barber by profession, he was also the first African American to serve on Columbus City Council and on the Columbus Board of Education.
A featured artist in the exhibition is Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, whose folk art living art relays history and stories living in Poindexter Village during the 1940s and 50s. She also documents her love for the Columbus East Side community in her books A Street Called Home and Symphonic Poem.
April 2015 to April 2016
Reaching for the Sky
Reaching back to the beginning of controlled flight, Columbus has played a significant role in aviation history. From the early days of Roy Knabenshue, Cromwell Dixon, and the Driving Park to the national prominence of Eddie Rickenbacker, Transcontinental Air Transport, and Curtiss-Wright, and featuring colorful personalities like Foster Lane, Curtiss LeMay.
June 2014 to February 2015
Central Ohio Law Enforcement
On display were police attire, equipment, weapons, and photographs on display. Donations came from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, and from both, The Columbus and Groveport Police Departments.
September 2013 to January 2014
Coming from the Knowlton School of Architecture at OSU. This exhibit focused on the conception and construction of the stadium and the architect who made it happen, Howard Dwight Smith. Learn about the stadium’s supporters and why it’s so unique.
June 2013 to January 2014
Columbus at Play
Featuring popular summer pastimes and sports and music memorabilia.