December HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
Admission is always FREE – Donations are accepted
The museum will be closed December 22 – February 12, 2023.
Research is available by appointment, phone 812-372-3541, to schedule.
Visit our 5th annual Christmas Trees Through Time/Christmas Memories Exhibit
Through Dec 22, 2022
Christmas Memories is an annual holiday exhibition featuring uniquely decorated trees, displays, and items from the permanent collection that transform the Museum for everyone’s favorite time of year.
Meet the Lady in White, a tree decorated like a scene from the movie Frozen, don’t miss the Winter Visitor, and a Dickens Christmas Village. Tablescapes enhance the themed trees, providing holiday decorating inspiration for guests.
Enjoy a selection of crèches from the collection of Xenia Miller, created by artisans in countries from around the world in a variety of media.
‘Twas the Night before Christmas features large panels of original artwork depicting scenes from the famous poem. Columbus artist and teacher, Susie Signorino, created the illustrations used for the panels.
Free admission – donations accepted.
GET HANDS ON
Get hands-on experiences with programs and classes that introduce and share our fascinating community history! (Let’s plan!)
PLAN A VISIT
Visit us in downtown Columbus to view the exhibits, research your family history, or get answers to all your questions! (Let’s discover!)
LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
See the 16 HP Reeves Steam Traction Engine in action!
WHY STUDY HISTORY? HERE’S WHY…
FUN FOOTNOTES IN COUNTY HISTORY : PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU & ME
This Third Street scene was taken many years before the Commons was even a dream. These buildings were located between Washington and Jackson Streets. It is believed the man in the photo is Mr. Beatty.