DECEMBER Hours: Tuesday – SATURday 10 am – 4 pm
If you would like to schedule a research appointment, please call 812-372-3541.
We are following CDC guidelines for visitors. Fully vaccinated guests are encouraged to wear a mask. Unvaccinated guests are required to wear a mask when visiting the museum.
Christmas trees through time –
NOVEMBER 25 – DECEMBER 23
Christmas Memories features over 14 magnificently decorated trees never seen before. Also on display is a one-of-a-kind dollhouse, themed table scapes, creches from the collection of Xenia Miller, and art by Carole Wantz. New this year is a children’s activity area.
SPECIAL EVENT – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 4:30 – 6:30
Wave to Santa and his reindeer in front of the museum, take home a candy cane, and tour the museum while enjoying a festive drink! Then head downtown for the annual merchants association’s A Not So Silent Night.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR – EDWARD JONES – FOR BRINGING SANTA AND HIS REINDEER TO TOWN!
Admission and events are FREE. Donations are accepted.
Covid-19 protocols in place at time of the event will be followed. Social distancing is recommended.
Celebrating 100 years
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.