We are open!!
Stop by during regular hours, Tuesday – Thursday 10-4, to see our newest exhibits!
Research is also available by appointment, phone 812-372-3541, to schedule.
We are following CDC guidelines for visitors. Masks are encouraged for all visitors.
ANNUAL REEVES FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 27, 11 am – dusk, $10 per car – members FREE
Historic Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 N. 100 W., Edinburgh
Tickets available at the Historical Society, Viewpoint Books, or at the gate
Join us for this annual event that celebrates the Reeves family and commemorates
the role the Reeves Companies played in Columbus. Don’t miss fabulous music provided by Stone Carnival, Cathy Morris, and The Banister Family Band.
All ages will enjoy a fun day filled with Reeves steam engine rides, threshing demonstrations, hands-on history stations, farm animals, blacksmithing, antique cars, garden tours and so much more! The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk.
There will be food trucks, wine, beer, and soft drinks available for sale.
12-2 Banister Family, 3-5 Cathy Morris Electric Violin, 6-8 Stone Carnival
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.