Port Columbus 90th Celebration
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Port Columbus 90th Celebration

  • 4920 East 5th Avenue Columbus, OH, 43219 United States (map)
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Online ticketing for this event has closed. A limited number of tickets may be available for purchase at Hangar One.

Event proceeds support ongoing efforts to preserve Columbus history and places. Tickets are available for purchase through 10 AM EST on July 8, 2019. Tickets are non-refundable, but they may be transferred.

Signed copies of Robert Kirk’s book, The Building of an Airport: Port Columbus - America’s Greatest Air Harbor 1929, will be available for $30 during the Hangar One Celebration.

EVENT PARTNERS

Columbus Historical Society

Columbus Landmarks

Ohio Air & Space Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.

Ohio History Connection

Preserving Original Columbus Airport Terminal

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2019 Annual Meeting Featuring Keynote Address by Dr. Ryan Keating, California State University San Bernardino  “Peace Among the Citrus Groves: Civil War Veterans and the Winning of the West”
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

2019 Annual Meeting Featuring Keynote Address by Dr. Ryan Keating, California State University San Bernardino “Peace Among the Citrus Groves: Civil War Veterans and the Winning of the West”

  • Upper Arlington Library, Friends Theater (map)
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Columbus Historical Society 2019 Annual Meeting

Featuring Keynote Address by Dr. Ryan Keating, California State University San Bernardino

“Peace Among the Citrus Groves: Civil War Veterans and the Winning of the West”

The Columbus Historical Society will hold a brief annual meeting at 6:30, where we will share highlights from the past year and preview our goals for the future. Immediately following this official business, the public is invited to join CHS at 7 pm for Dr. Ryan Keating to give a talk about American Civil War veterans who moved from the Midwest, including Ohio, to California in the postwar years. Ultimately, more than four hundred former Union soldiers settled in San Bernardino County during the second half of the 19th and early 20th century where they built homes, grew businesses and families, died, and were buried. Though they all shared the common bound of westward migration, San Bernardino’s veterans had served in Civil War regiments organized in 29 different states or territories, and their war-time experiences varied greatly. So too did their post-war lives. Following the lives of veterans and their families who relocated to Southern California in the wake of the Civil War, this talk will focus on the important stories of the sacrifices, struggles, and successes of Union veterans and their families as they went to war, returned home, and navigated the post war environment. In their experiences we find the complex accounts of the lives of these men and the settling of the West in the years after America's bloodiest conflict.

This event is free, but registration is required.

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Camp Chase Tour & Book Talk
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Camp Chase Tour & Book Talk

Please join Columbus Historical Society and Central Ohio Civil War Round Table for a night to contemplate the history of Columbus’s own Civil War cemetery at Camp Chase. Hilltop Historical Society member Dick Hoffman and UNC-Wilmington History Professor Dr. Angela Zombek will share their insights on what led Columbus to have a Confederate cemetery and how it has been a part of Civil War memory through the years. Dr. Zombek will also be signing copies of her new book, Penitentiaries, Punishment, and Military Prisons: Familiar Responses to an Extraordinary Crisis during the American Civil War. Special note: Attendees must bring their own lawn chair for seating.

The event is free, but registration is required.

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Hank Gowdy: From the World Series to the World War and Back
Mar
30
9:30 AM09:30

Hank Gowdy: From the World Series to the World War and Back

  • Westerville Library, Meeting Room A (map)
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Join retired OSU Assistant Dean Jim Tootle for a fascinating look into the life of Columbus sports legend Hank Gowdy. Co-Hosted by the Hank Gowdy Chapter, Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

In the prime of his successful baseball career, the hero of the 1914 World Series became the first Major League player to volunteer for military service when the U.S. entered World War I in 1917.  Dr. Tootle will share stories of Gowdy’s decision to enlist, his combat service in France, his return to his baseball career as a player and coach after the war, and his remarkable re-enlistment at age 52 when the U.S. entered World War II, becoming the only Major Leaguer to serve in both World Wars.

The event is free but registration is required.

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Franklin Art Glass Guided Tour
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Franklin Art Glass Guided Tour

Join owner Gary Helf on a behind-the-scenes tour of Franklin Art Glass Studios. You’ll learn about its history, its most famous projects, and the kinds of work it does today. Join us for a rare opportunity to see into this gem of a local business in Columbus!

Cost: $10/person

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Join the waitlist by emailing us your name, phone number, and how many tickets you would be interested in at info@columbushistory.org.  Should any tickets become available, we will contact you at the number you provide.

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